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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.

Bates program links student volunteers, community needs

Tuesday, September 14, 2004 2:44 pm

For the third year, Bates College students are leading a program to match fellow students with volunteer opportunities in Lewiston, Auburn and nearby communities.

Directors of SUNY Brockport Vietnam Program discuss post-war Vietnam

Thursday, September 9, 2004 3:55 pm

Kenneth J. Hermann Jr. and Nguyen Thi My Hoa, director and vice-director of the State University of New York at Brockport's Vietnam Program, discuss post-war Vietnam, its relations with the United States and the legacy of Agent Orange in a presentation titled "Vietnam: A Nation, Not a War," at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives. The public is invited to attend at no charge.

Convocation 2004: In praise of the 'courage of ordinary people'

Thursday, September 9, 2004 3:20 pm

"Everybody who acts is uncertain," author Paul Rogat Loeb told the Bates College community and its Class of 2008 during the Sept. 8 ceremony marking the start of the college's 150th academic year.

'Soul of a Citizen' author to address Convocation

Tuesday, August 24, 2004 3:44 pm

Paul Rogat Loeb, author of a highly praised book exploring community involvement, opens the 150th academic year at Bates College with the Convocation address "The Impossible Will Take a Little While: Hope in a Time of Fear" at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, on the main quadrangle. The rain site will be the Alumni Gymnasium.

Darcy York '05 makes a present of Bates' past

Thursday, July 22, 2004 9:47 am

As a history major, Darcy York '05 will spend her senior year researching how the Romans viewed women who led peoples conquered by the empire, women such as Cleopatra.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist to discuss Brown vs. Board of Education decision

Friday, May 14, 2004 10:20 am

Syndicated Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts Jr., winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, will give a lecture titled The Light That Failed about the 50-year-old U.S. Supreme Court decision Brown vs. the Board of Education at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, in the Bates College Chapel. The public is invited to attend this special session of the Great Falls Forum, free of charge.

Bates announces speakers, honorary degree recipients for May 31 commencement

Saturday, April 10, 2004 12:41 pm

Four honorary degree recipients will speak at the 138th commencement at Bates College May 31, President Elaine Tuttle Hansen announced today.

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