News Archives

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.

Friday

November 7, 2008 1:24 pm

Election Night at Bates

Regardless of what presidential candidate you supported there is no doubt that Tuesday night was a special night for America. To see Barack Obama, an African-American, be elected as President of the United States, is truly something remarkable. Whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat, this is a historic moment in our country’s history and one that I know I will never forget.

Saturday

October 25, 2008 12:00 pm

Anthony Phillips '10 talks about improving this country's education system

Anthony Phillips ’10, a double major in African American studies and philosophy from Philadelphia, offered a commentary for “My America 2008,” a special election-year series of The Tavis Smiley Show, broadcast by Public Radio International.

Tuesday

October 21, 2008 2:20 pm

Students discuss presidential election in civic forum

The Harward Center for Community Partnerships continues its 2008-09 Civic Forum series with a student panel discussion on possible outcomes and implications of the upcoming presidential election.

Wednesday

September 24, 2008 3:52 pm

What Happens On November 5? Activating Citizenship (No Matter Who Wins)

Peter Levine, Director of The Center For Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), Tufts University, gives his lecture “What Happens on November 5? Activating Citizenship (No Matter Who Wins).”

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…

Monday

September 23, 1996 10:10 am

Friday lectures resume

Bates College has resumed its popular series of TGIF lectures by faculty members and students at 4:15 p.m. Fridays while school is in session.