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Friday

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.

Tuesday

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.

Friday

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.

Thursday

January 3, 2002
3:51 pm

King Day events feature prominent theologian

James H. Cone, America’s pre-eminent black theologian, is the keynote speaker for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College. Scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, in Alumni Gymnasium, Cone’s address is part of a celebration of King’s life and work that includes performances, workshops and a debate between Bates and Morehouse College. All events are open to the public free of charge.

Monday

November 26, 2001
9:13 am

'Difference' series presents film, lecture on diversity

On Dec. 10 in Room 104 of Olin Arts Center, a Bates College event series exploring differences in race, gender and other characteristics presents a documentary film about minority scholars and a lecturer nationally known for her work on diversity issues.

Thursday

November 15, 2001
9:43 am

Boston filmmakers present Maine premiere of award-winning Lift

Boston filmmakers DeMane Davis and Khari Streeter will screen the Maine premiere of “Lift,” their dramatic film about shoplifting Monday, Nov. 26, in the Keck Room, Pettengill Hall, at Bates College.

Monday

October 29, 2001
9:46 am

Lecture makes case for classroom diversity

Professor Patricia Gurin, an expert defense witness in lawsuits challenging the University of Michigan’s race-based admission policies, discusses her research supporting classroom diversity at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Friday

August 31, 2001
2:38 pm

Class of 2005 arrives at Bates

The trickle of arrivals would become a steady stream by Sept. 1, as all members of the 583-person Class of 2005, Bates’ largest-ever incoming group, arrived to kick-off their first — and the College’s 147th year — with orientation, a week designed to create an immediate sense of community between new students and Bates.

Monday

July 9, 2001
2:28 pm

Bates prepares for Class of 2005

Bates has had its third consecutive record year for new student applications, with 4,424 applications received for the incoming Class of 2005.