News Archives

Friday

February 26, 2010 4:06 pm

Bates named to presidential honor roll for community service

Bates College has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction.

Wednesday

July 1, 2009 11:46 am

Paul Suitter ’09 pursues a career in politics

During the presidential primary campaign, the Obama camp contacted the Bates Democrats and asked if we would host Ted Kennedy’s…

Friday

May 1, 2009 10:18 am

Lumina's leader sets lofty goals for fund's role in policy debates

A major profile in the The Chronicle of Higher Education portrays Jamie Merisotis ’86, president of the Lumina Foundation for Education, as a U.S. higher education policy leader whose “big goal” has caught the attention of the Obama White House.

Sunday

March 1, 2009 12:24 pm

No News is Bad News

The volume of news from Washington, D.C., is growing, but fewer newspaper journalists are around to explain it. At stake, perhaps, is the democratic process.

Wednesday

February 4, 2009 2:09 pm

2009 King Day Keynote: Who Plays King in the Age of Obama?

During her keynote address during Bates’ Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance, scholar Melissa Harris-Lacewell asked her audience the key question: Now that Obama is president, who in our society is going to play the role of Martin Luther King?

Tuesday

November 11, 2008 3:39 pm

My Guest Appearance on the Tavis Smiley Show

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.

Tuesday

November 11, 2008 3:33 pm

The Historical Victory: Celebrated in The Atlanta University Center

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.

Sunday

May 11, 2008 12:04 pm

An Important Visit

U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, following his speech in the Chapel on Feb. 8, 2008, in support of Democratic presidential candidate…