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Thursday

January 3, 2002
3:51 pm

The Martin Luther King Jr. Read-in

The Bates College education department and Center for Service-Learning sponsor an annual Martin Luther King Day Read-In at Martel School. Student, staff and faculty volunteers are encouraged to participate. Readers will share a book with a diversity theme with a 4th-, 5th- or 6th-grade student. The book will then be given to the child to keep.

Thursday

January 3, 2002
3:50 pm

The Evening Program

Student dancers, under the direction of hip-hop choreographer W. Barry Dean, will perform an original piece commissioned for the MLK Jr. observation. A resident of Lewiston, Dean comes from Chicago and attended the University of Southern Maine. He teaches hip-hop at Bates and with Elizabeth Hansen’s Dance Studio in Lewiston.

Monday

December 17, 2001
1:14 pm

Bates visiting professorship honors human rights leader

Bates College has received a $1 million gift and pledge from the Orr Family Foundation, founded by trustee James F. Orr III, to support a distinguished visiting professorship in honor of human rights advocate Benjamin E. Mays, a 1920 Bates graduate who influenced a generation of civil rights leaders.

Monday

December 3, 2001
11:48 am

The Quimby League

The Quimby league is dedicated to parliamentary-style debate. Although some Washington schools have participated in a regional league that offers traditional (Lincoln-Douglas, Policy) debate, many students did not have time for the preparation these styles require.

Thursday

October 25, 2001
1:28 pm

Economics department ranked at top of leading liberal arts college

The Bates College Department of Economics ranks second in the nation in the number of times its faculty’s scholarly research is cited by other researchers.

Thursday

October 11, 2001
4:15 pm

Bates professor says fear causes silence of eminent Muslim scholars on attacks

A month after suicide-terror attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., killed almost 6,000 people, fear still locks the voices of the eminent Middle East clergy of Islam, says Mishael Caspi, an Israeli Islamic and Judaic scholar and visiting professor of religion at Bates.

Wednesday

October 10, 2001
8:31 am

Coffey named Administrator of the Year by NACWAA

The National Association of Collegiate Women’s Athletic Administrators (NACWAA) has recognized Bates College Director of Athletics Suzanne Coffey as its 2001 NCAA Division III Administrator of the Year.

Wednesday

September 26, 2001
8:29 am

Annual faculty symposium celebrates humanities

A Roman’s defense in a seduction suit, ethnic identities in Australian soccer and the search for sex at Ellis Island are some of the topics at hand in the third annual Faculty Symposium at Bates College on Saturday, Sept. 29.

Friday

September 7, 2001
3:47 pm

Bates Dining Services garners award in lobster recipe competition

A Bates College culinary team snared a bronze medal in the Seventh Annual Governor’s Great Taste of Maine lobster recipe competition, held recently at the Blaine House in Augusta.

Wednesday

August 22, 2001
11:13 am

James McBride to deliver convocation address

James McBride, an award-winning composer, saxophonist and best-selling author whose writing explores the complexities of racial identity, will officially open the 147th academic year at Bates College with the convocation address “The Color of Water: A Meditation on Identity” at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, on the college’s main quadrangle. The public is invited to attend free of charge. The rain site will be the Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building.