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Friday

February 13, 1998
3:09 pm

Bates to host second Lewiston Aspirations summit

The Lewiston Aspirations Partnership will hold a breakfast summit on research concerning the aspirations of Lewiston residents and their children Feb. 25 from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives at Bates College. The public is invited to attend the breakfast and summit free of charge.

Thursday

February 12, 1998
3:02 pm

Bates students to discuss gay-rights strategies

Members of several Bates College student organizations, including the Bates Democrats, the New World Coalition, the Gay-Lesbian Bisexual Alliance and Solidaridad Latina, will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Bates College Chapel to discuss political strategies that support gay rights in Maine.

Wednesday

February 11, 1998
2:29 pm

Bates receives $1-million Libra grant

The Maine-based Libra Foundation founded by Elizabeth Noyce has awarded Bates College a $1-million grant to support the construction of the college’s new $18- million academic building, scheduled for completion in the summer of 1999.

Wednesday

February 11, 1998
2:24 pm

Bates receives Martin Luther King award

Bates College has received the 1998 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Corporate Award given annually by the Portland NAACP to a corporation or organization exemplifying the philosophies of the late civil rights leader.

Wednesday

January 7, 1998
12:29 pm

Film screening to mark King Day observance

An award-winning film, a discussion with the foremost authority on violence in America and a lecture by a distinguished theologian are among the offerings in a series of workshops and presentations at Bates College Jan. 18-19 to honor the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The public is invited to attend all events free of charge.

Friday

October 3, 1997
8:25 am

Belgrade visitors to speak at Bates

Two leading human rights activists from Belgrade will discuss the current political situation in Yugoslavia at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. As part of their week-long visit to Bates, Obrad Savic and Natasha Lazovic will also show a film, Predictions of Fire, at 7 p.m. Oct. 8, in Room 105 of the Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St. The public is invited to attend both events free of charge.

Tuesday

September 9, 1997
2:42 pm

Land-mine eradication advocates to lecture at Bates

Julie Groom-Thompson, executive director of the Maine Mid Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross, and David Kuhns, a physician’s assistant who has treated land-mine victims in Afghanistan as a member of Doctors Without Borders, will give a presentation on land-mine eradication at 7 p.m., Sept. 22, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The public is invited and admission is free.

Wednesday

July 9, 1997
3:54 pm

Middletown Student Receives Fulbright Grant

Robert R. Gatehouse of Middletown, Conn., has been awarded a Fulbright grant by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to teach English and study in Chemnitz, Germany. The grant will pay Gatehouse’s travel and living expenses during the 1997-98 academic year.

Thursday

June 5, 1997
11:22 am

Bates honors alumni during reunion weekend

The Alumni Distinguished Service Award will be given to Lewiston resident Jane Ault Lindholm, Bates class of ’37, as the college holds its 129th annual reunion from June 6 through June 8.

Monday

May 26, 1997
12:50 pm

Nobel Prize winner Oscar Arias receives Bates degree

Former president of Costa Rica Oscar Arias told 472 Bates College graduates that the future of the world lies in “the defense of humanitarian values” at Monday’s outdoor commencement exercises before a crowd of 3,500.