Archives for "Diversity"


February 20, 2003 2:44 pm

Bates, peer colleges file in support of University of Michigan admissions policy

Bates College is adding its support to the defense of the University of Michigan’s affirmative action policy in admissions.


January 22, 2003 2:17 pm

Wesleyan professors presents two evenings of Indonesian shadow puppetry

Sumarsam, a Wesleyan University professor who had his first experience with Indonesian performing arts as a boy in his East Javanese village, devotes two evenings to Indonesian shadow puppetry this week.


January 2, 2003 2:55 pm

Response to racist activity includes talk by former Somali prime minister

A Jan. 15 lecture by a former prime minister of Somalia is one of a series of events that is to be presented in response to the World Church of the Creator, a national white supremacist and anti-Semitic organization that plans to protest Somali immigration in a Jan. 11 meeting in Lewiston.


January 2, 2003 2:37 pm

Former prime minister to discuss Somalia

Ali Khalif Galaydh, who served as the prime minister of Somalia from 2000 to 2001, visits to discuss the past, present and future of his native country in a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Avenue. Free and open to the public, the lecture continues a series of events offered in response to the anti-Somali rally scheduled in Lewiston Jan. 11 by a national hate group.


December 21, 2002 2:47 pm

King Day events feature prominent activist and filmmaker

Award-winning filmmaker Joanne Grant, a writer and veteran civil rights activist of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, is the keynote speaker for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College.


September 19, 2002 9:55 am

Populist historian and activist Howard Zinn discusses Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement in the Age of Terrorism

Populist historian and activist Howard Zinn discusses “The Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement in the Age of Terrorism” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, in the Bates College Chapel. The public is invited to attend his talk, sponsored by the Bates Democrats, free of charge. Donations in the form of canned goods or clothing for the Good Shepherd Food Bank will be accepted, and a reception will follow in Chase Hall Lounge, Campus Avenue.


September 9, 2002 4:13 pm

Fall T.G.I.F. lecture series begins

John McClendon, an associate professor in the Bates College programs in African American and American cultural studies, opens the college’s T.G.I.F lecture series at 4:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, in the Edmund S. Muskies Archives, 70 Campus Avenue. The public is invited to lectures in the series free of charge. Refreshments will be available.


August 30, 2002 4:16 pm

Class of 2006 at a glance

There were 3.6 applications for every first-year student admitted to the Class of 2006, with 419 new first-year students expected when fall semester starts Sept. 4. Bates received more than 4,000 applications for the third year in a row. In all, 1,742 active degree-seeking students will be enrolled on campus or in Bates-sponsored off-campus programs in fall 2002.


March 26, 2002 3:44 pm

'Kaffir Boy' author lectures at Bates

Mark Mathabane, whose best-selling book “Kaffir Boy” detailed his growing up black in apartheid-era South Africa, speaks at Bates College at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in the Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Avenue. The event, sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the College, is free and open to the public.


February 22, 2002 8:28 am

Second annual CBB Diversity Conference to be held

On March 1 and 2, Bates will host the second annual CBB Diversity Conference, a program of workshops, lectures and performances organized by the students of Colby, Bates and Bowdoin colleges. Titled In Our Backyard: Embracing Diversity in Our Communities, the event is free and open to the public.