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Friday

January 22, 2016 10:53 am

Photo story: Bates photographers’ images from MLK Day 2016

Photo story: Bates photographers’ images from MLK Day 2016

Images from the 2016 MLK Day observance by Phyllis Graber Jensen and Josh Kuckens.

Thursday

January 21, 2016 2:32 pm

MLK Day keynote: Acts of racial progress can ‘sow seeds of regression’

MLK Day keynote: Acts of racial progress can ‘sow seeds of regression’

The keynote gathering in Gomes Chapel offered soaring rhetoric by essayist and scholar Jelani Cobb, U.S. Sen. Angus King, and Bates President Clayton Spencer.

Wednesday

January 20, 2016 12:53 pm

Hour by hour, MLK Day pictures, quotes, readings, ideas, and gestures

Hour by hour, MLK Day pictures, quotes, readings, ideas, and gestures

Here’s how MLK Day 2016 looked: what was said and read, and what was acted, sung, and pondered.

Friday

January 15, 2016 12:29 pm

Rocque, Petrella ’06 offer choice words on MLK Day theme of incarceration and citizenship

Rocque, Petrella ’06 offer choice words on MLK Day theme of incarceration and citizenship

Incarceration experts and faculty members Michael Rocque and Chris Petrella ’06 comment on the Bates MLK Day theme, “Mass Incarceration and Black Citizenship.”

Friday

January 15, 2016 11:16 am

25 years ago, Bates used MLK Day to help students makes sense of Persian Gulf War

25 years ago, Bates used MLK Day to help students makes sense of Persian Gulf War

Recognizing their students’ distress, the faculty in 1991 used MLK Day to help the community reflect on issues of peace and justice in wartime.

Wednesday

February 3, 2010 2:44 pm

MLK Day: A unique weekend of thought and reflection

Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Bates College is an intense, community-wide opportunity to discuss, teach and reflect on King’s…

Tuesday

February 10, 2009 1:58 pm

Staying at Morehouse yet will miss Bates

I decided to extend my studies at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Last semester I began to develop great relationships with students and increase my involvement with organizations at Morehouse. Therefore, I thought it wwould be best to stay another semester. Also, I had this feeling that Morehouse would continue to help me develop a heightened social conscious as well as excellent personal development skills.