Archives for "Historical eras"
March 4, 2011 2:19 pm
Columnist Cinnamon Blair of The Ledger of Lakeland, Fla., takes a look at Bates graduate Henry Wilkins Chandler, the College’s…
February 11, 2011 3:02 pm
In 1940, the Civilian Pilot Training Program put Bates students in the air From high in the sky, Maine looks…
February 3, 2011 3:03 pm
In observance of Black History Month and the 50th anniversary of the 1961 Freedom Riders protest, a historian from Ohio’s Miami University reviews the history, impacts and continuing relevance of this galvanizing episode in the civil rights movement at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in the Benjamin Mays Center at Bates College, 95 Russell St. Sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Education at Bates, Nishani Frazier’s talk, titled On the March, is open to the public at no cost. For more information, please call 207-786-8376.
January 19, 2011 4:36 pm
“It’s been a long, a long time coming, but I know a change is gonna come.” The hopeful words of the Sam Cooke song sung by soloist Megan Guynes ’11 made a fitting opening for the Jan. 16 Memorial Service of Worship that began Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates.
January 3, 2011 3:27 pm
Curated by William Low of the Bates College Museum of Art, the BCMA exhibition Selections From the Collection of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art explores the collections of an institution recognized for its holdings in modern and contemporary art, and its strengths in artists associated with Maine.
December 9, 2010 5:24 pm
Does Charles Dickens matter?
Professor of English Lillian Nayler helps answer the question in the Dec. 12 Wall Street Journal.
The question was prompted by two of Charles Dickens’ novels — “A Tale of Two Cities” and “Great Expectations” — being named last week to Oprah Winfrey’s book club.
November 12, 2010 4:12 pm
Lillian Nayder is a Bates professor whose new biography “The Other Dickens: A Life of Catherine Hogarth” is the first comprehensive portrait of the woman that Charles Dickens married and then repudiated.
October 28, 2010 11:00 pm
Before Maine Public Broadcasting flipped on its array of broadcast technology for the gubernatorial debate at Bates on Oct. 28,…
October 26, 2010 4:14 pm
During the civil rights movement of the 1960s, John Perdew dropped out of Harvard in order to fight for the equal rights of all Americans. Some 40 years later, he turned his story into The Education of a Harvard Guy, a play that he performs at Bates College at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.
August 27, 2010 2:00 pm
With finals looming the next day, the Bates Outing Club clambake at Popham Beach on May 24, 1953, offered one…