February 26, 2010 4:06 pm
Bates College has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction.
July 1, 2009 11:46 am
During the presidential primary campaign, the Obama camp contacted the Bates Democrats and asked if we would host Ted Kennedy’s…
May 1, 2009 10:18 am
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.
March 1, 2009 12:24 pm
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.
February 4, 2009 2:09 pm
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?
November 11, 2008 3:39 pm
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.
November 11, 2008 3:33 pm
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.
May 11, 2008 12:04 pm
U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, following his speech in the Chapel on Feb. 8, 2008, in support of Democratic presidential candidate…