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November 10, 2014 11:12 am

Marcus Bruce ’77 celebrates appointment to Mays Professorship

Marcus Bruce ’77 celebrates appointment to Mays Professorship

Bruce discussed how W.E.B. Du Bois and his contemporaries wrestled with what it meant to be both American and African American.


September 8, 2010 3:13 pm

Ready to respond, 501 new students hear the call as Bates begins 145th year

“What we do today is symbolic of what we do all year long,” Professor of Religious Studies Marcus Bruce ’77 told some 501 new students during Bates College’s Convocation on Sept. 7. One of five speakers at the ceremony on the Historic Quad, Bruce’s keynote address eloquently wove together an explication of the College’s new mission statement with the meaning of “convocation” itself — and, most importantly, what it all means to the new arrivals.


September 8, 2010 11:20 am

Slide show presents Class of 2014 orientation

View the slide show above by clicking the thumbnails. Orientation for the Class of 2014 helped ease first-year students into…


August 25, 2010 10:17 am

Events Schedule: September 2010

Hello from Bates! Here is a preview of public events at the college in September 2010.


May 23, 2008 11:20 am

Tamara Wyche ’08 takes great heart and mind to law school

An ability to analyze complex situations, coupled with deep empathy, positions Tamara Wyche ’08 of Baltimore, Md., for a successful…


February 14, 1997 11:33 am

Holocaust conference to be held at Bates

A three-day conference linking Maine scholars, school teachers, concentration camp survivors and students, will examine the Holocaust of European Jewry from Feb. 28 through March 2 at Bates College.