Stories from 2021
Recalling the late Henry Aaron’s friendship with Benjamin Mays

Friday, January 22, 2021 4:27 pm

It is said that Henry Aaron's friendship with Benjamin Mays made him him want to be more than just a baseball player."

Video: See what we heard on MLK Day

Friday, January 22, 2021 2:27 pm

A sampling of the words, people, and music of Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Bates on Jan. 18, 2021

Not so fast with the ‘time for unity’ calls, say Bates scholars

Friday, January 22, 2021 12:25 pm

Recovering our damaged democracy does not “come through any blind call for unity." Plus, the events of Jan. 6 may, in fact, be who we really are.

Quotable quotes, and what they mean, from MLK Day at Bates in 2021

Friday, January 22, 2021 12:04 pm

A broad selection of quotable quotes — and what they mean — from presenters during the college's Martin Luther King Jr. Day programs.

MLK Day speaker Angela Davis: Biden-Harris victory ‘does not mean that we step back’

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:56 pm

Featured in the 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. keynote, racial justice icon Angela Davis said that activism is an essential complement to the ballot.

Bates announces virtual MLK Day events, including Angela Davis as keynote

Friday, January 15, 2021 2:13 pm

Davis opens a day of reflection with her Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote, "Reckoning," on the carceral state.

30 years ago: Gulf War, Angela Davis, and a memorable night

Friday, January 15, 2021 10:54 am

Bates folks recall when the iconic activist, intellectual, and scholar Angela Davis — this year's MLK Day speaker — addressed a huge gathering in the chapel on Jan. 16, 1991, the night the bombs began falling in Baghdad.

Campus Construction Update: Jan. 15, 2021

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 1:32 pm

At the Bonney Science Center, brick work is winding down and glass walls are going up.