Stories about "Humanities and history"
Journalist Juan Williams to discuss legacy of Brown vs. Board

Monday, May 9, 2005 4:05 pm

Juan Williams, senior correspondent for National Public Radio's Morning Edition and author of an acclaimed biography of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, will give a lecture titled "The Legacy of Brown vs. the Board of Education" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, in the Bates College Chapel. The public is invited free of charge.

Short Term's a time for rigor, research…and Red Sox

Thursday, April 14, 2005 10:04 am

Short Term at Bates is known among students for pressure-cooker courses like "Cellular and Molecular Biology," aka "Cell Hell," and "Introduction to Abstraction," better known as "Math Camp." But the academic offerings during these five weeks of spring have a reputation not only for rigor but for topicality, adventurousness and even, dare we say, for fun. And Short Term units new in 2005 are no exceptions.

Activist to speak and present William Stringfellow Awards

Wednesday, March 23, 2005 1:53 pm

A Jesuit priest and professor of history, John Staudenmaier will give a lecture and present the annual William Stringfellow Lecture in Justice and Peace Wednesday, March 30, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

Maine essayist Franklin Burroughs to give Otis Lecture

Thursday, March 3, 2005 10:09 am

Franklin Burroughs, author of the acclaimed books "Billy Watson's Croker Sack" and "The River Home: A Return to the Carolina Low Country," visits Bates College to give the eighth annual Otis Lecture Wednesday, March 9, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave.

Edmund Muskie Oral History Project completed

Monday, February 21, 2005 9:09 am

Edmund S. Muskie's alma mater has completed a project that tells the late U.S. statesman's story in the voices of those who knew him.

2005 Martin Luther King Day Workshops

Wednesday, December 22, 2004 10:02 am

2005 Martin Luther King Day Workshops.

2005 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Schedule

Wednesday, December 22, 2004 9:57 am

2005 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Schedule.

Attorney discusses civil liberties restrictions caused by war on terror

Friday, December 3, 2004 3:51 pm

Meeting today with students enrolled in "Wartime Dissent in Modern America" — a course taught by associate professor of history Hilmar Jensen — Boston civil rights attorney Howard Friedman discussed restrictions on civil liberties caused by the war on terror.

Law professor Derrick Bell gives Brown v. Board of Education talk

Friday, October 22, 2004 1:07 pm

The exhibition "Multicultural Center Retrospective: Eight Years of Diversity Programming" opens Thursday, Oct. 28, with a 6 p.m. reception whose guests include the author and attorney Derrick Bell, featured in a 7 p.m. talk commemorating the historic Brown vs. Board of Education decision. The public is invited to attend free of charge the reception and the lecture, held in Chase Hall Gallery and Chase Hall Lounge respectively, Campus Avenue, Bates College. For more information, call 207-786-8376.

Panel to discuss Vietnam and Iraq wars

Thursday, October 14, 2004 11:56 am

To provide historical perspective on what happened more than three decades ago and what is going on now in the Middle East, a Bates College panel consisting of a Vietnam veteran, a Vietnamese student from Hanoi, a Republican Party student activist, and a former member of Congress and Reagan arms control official will debate the differences and similarities between the Vietnam War and the current conflict in Iraq.

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