Archives for "News and politics"
November 11, 2008 3:39 pm
Tavis’ “My America” program gives selected U.S. citizens the opportunity to offer a personal reflection on how the upcoming presidential election will have an immense affect on their lives. I decided to offer a personal testament on the relevance and importance of education for our nation.
November 11, 2008 3:33 pm
I stood in line for three hours. I was nervous. This was the first time I have ever voted and I had prayed that the person I had decided to vote for would win. I couldn’t believe that I casted my ballot for an African American candidate for president. I voted for Barack Obama, a Black man and a person I believe could lead our country in the right moral and social path for at least the next 4 yrs. Never in my lifetime could I have imagined a Black person having a legitimate chance of becoming President of the United States of America.
November 11, 2008 1:20 pm
On Saturday October 4th, 2008 I flew to Los Angeles California to accept the 2008 Emerging Youth Leadership Award from The Tavis Smiley Foundation at its 2008 Salute to Youth Leadership Benefit. This award is given to “alumni member of the [Tavis Smiley] Youth to Leaders program who has demonstrated drive and determination toward becoming a leader.” I’m extremely humble to receive an honor from such a great foundation and from a individual whose contributions to our nation’s social fabric, I greatly admire, Tavis Smiley.
November 7, 2008 1:24 pm
Regardless of what presidential candidate you supported there is no doubt that Tuesday night was a special night for America. To see Barack Obama, an African-American, be elected as President of the United States, is truly something remarkable. Whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat, this is a historic moment in our country’s history and one that I know I will never forget.
October 28, 2008 9:21 am
In a letter to the Bates community, President Elaine Tuttle Hansen outlines the College’s financial management strategies, policies and priorities in the face of global economic turbulence.
October 21, 2008 1:53 pm
The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 extends the rollover provisions originally enacted by the Pension Protection Act of 2006. The legislation offers charitably minded individuals a golden opportunity to make gifts directly from their IRAs and to exclude the amount of their gifts from gross income.
October 20, 2008 11:40 am
Historian of science at the University of California, San Diego, Naomi Oreskes gave a lecture on the science of climate change and the notion of scientific consensus. (Total length: 1:16:12)
October 13, 2008 1:45 pm
The Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Project, a decade-long College effort to preserve memories and impressions of people who knew the late U.S. senator and secretary of state, has received an important award from the national professional organization of oral historians.
October 13, 2008 12:00 pm
Newspaper columnist Bill Nemitz and two Iraq war veterans with political aspirations, Adam Cote and Alex Cornell du Houx, will take part in a Bates College panel discussion about the impacts of the Iraq War.
September 24, 2008 3:52 pm
Peter Levine, Director of The Center For Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), Tufts University, gives his lecture “What Happens on November 5? Activating Citizenship (No Matter Who Wins).”