Stories about "Diversity"
Authority on Yoruba influence inaugurates Schomburg Speaker Series

Wednesday, December 3, 2008 2:25 pm

An expert in expressions of the ancient Yoruba religion in the African diaspora offers a lecture at Bates at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, in the Benjamin Mays Center, 95 Russell St. The speaker is Marta Moreno Vega, who teaches Afro-Caribbean religions and Afro Latino/a studies at Hunter College of the City University of New York. Open to the public at no cost, the lecture inaugurates the Arturo Schomburg Afro-Latino Speaker Series, presented by the Multicultural Affairs office at Bates. For more information, please call 207-786-8376. Bates debaters rank 16th at Cambridge University tournament

The Farmer's Father

Friday, November 14, 2008 5:08 pm

Blind from birth, Steve Hoad, Bates College Class of 1972, was raised...

Wake Up! call

Friday, November 14, 2008 5:02 pm

Professor of German Denis Sweet’s Short Term course “Wake Up! An Experiential...

My Guest Appearance on the Tavis Smiley Show

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 3:39 pm

Tavis’ “My America” program gives selected U.S. citizens the opportunity to offer a personal reflection on how the upcoming presidential election will have an immense affect on their lives. I decided to offer a personal testament on the relevance and importance of education for our nation.

The Historical Victory: Celebrated in The Atlanta University Center

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 3:33 pm

I stood in line for three hours. I was nervous. This was the first time I have ever voted and I had prayed that the person I had decided to vote for would win. I couldn’t believe that I casted my ballot for an African American candidate for president. I voted for Barack Obama, a Black man and a person I believe could lead our country in the right moral and social path for at least the next 4 yrs. Never in my lifetime could I have imagined a Black person having a legitimate chance of becoming President of the United States of America.

Honored by the Tavis Smiley Foundation

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 1:20 pm

On Saturday October 4th, 2008 I flew to Los Angeles California to accept the 2008 Emerging Youth Leadership Award from The Tavis Smiley Foundation at its 2008 Salute to Youth Leadership Benefit. This award is given to “alumni member of the [Tavis Smiley] Youth to Leaders program who has demonstrated drive and determination toward becoming a leader.” I’m extremely humble to receive an honor from such a great foundation and from a individual whose contributions to our nation’s social fabric, I greatly admire, Tavis Smiley.

Election Night at Bates

Friday, November 7, 2008 1:24 pm

Regardless of what presidential candidate you supported there is no doubt that Tuesday night was a special night for America. To see Barack Obama, an African-American, be elected as President of the United States, is truly something remarkable. Whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat, this is a historic moment in our country’s history and one that I know I will never forget.

Global Lens 2008 film series continues with Argentinian, Iranian entries

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 12:11 pm

The Global Lens 2008 film series, a touring program of narrative feature films from Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia, continues at the Olin Arts Center, Bates College, this week with 7 p.m. screenings of the 2006 Iranian drama 'The Fish Fall in Love' on Wednesday, Nov. 5, in Room 104, and 'Kept and Dreamless' (Argentina, 2005) on Thursday, Nov. 6, in Room 105.

Global Lens 2008 film series continues with Lebanese drama 'The Kite'

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 11:50 am

The Global Lens 2008 film series, a touring program of narrative feature films from Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia, continues in Bates College's Olin Arts Center this week with a 7 p.m. screenings of the 2003 Lebanese drama "The Kite" on Wednesday, Nov. 12, in Room 104.

A meeting of cultures around a Creole Table

Tuesday, November 4, 2008 12:00 pm

Staff, students and faculty get together to make dinner and discuss a particular nation and its Creole culture, building bridges between different groups within the college.

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