Stories about "Alumni"
9:45–10:45am50th Reunion Seminar: The Emancipated Life: Benjamin Mays, Bates College, and the Practice of Freedom Benjamin Elijah Mays, Class of 1920, is remembered for his outstanding leadership and service as a teacher, preacher, mentor, scholar, author, and activist in the civil rights movement. Professor Charles Nero, Benjamin E. Mays ’20 Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric, Film, and Screen Studies, will help us understand how Dr. Mays — and the role he played as a civil rights leader — was shaped by his Bates education.Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52)
What emancipation meant to Benjamin Mays, and what it means now

Friday, June 14, 2019 9:21 am

At a Reunion seminar, rhetoric professor Charles Nero explains how Benjamin Mays used religion, gender, and citizenship to reject white supremacy and claim emancipation.

Video: Joyce Vance ’82 vs. Rep. Ben Cline ’94 in House testimony

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:36 am

It's hardly unique for a Congressman to challenge an expert during a committee hearing. But it might be unique when they're both Bates alumni.

Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:19 am

We’ve experienced beginnings and ends, rituals and transitions. It's our pleasure to share them with you.

Video: ‘It’s OK to struggle,’ says senior speaker Claire Naughton ’19

Friday, May 31, 2019 10:56 am

A lesser-known aspect of the myth of Daedalus and Icarus resonated with the senior speaker.

21 years later, a Bates father and soon-to-graduate son re-enact a favorite family photo

Friday, May 31, 2019 10:25 am

Twenty-one years later, on the eve of Commencement, a Bates father and son re-enact a favorite family photo from October 1998.

Slideshow: Commencement 2019 moments from 7:36 a.m. to 12:12 p.m.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 1:46 pm

Moment by moment, see the Class of 2019 graduate — with the people who got them there by their side.

Family, friends, faith, fun — Commencement mortarboard art from six seniors

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 1:40 pm

“Because of you, I get to walk.”

In a simulated ‘mole’ hunt, students learn about real-life intelligence work

Friday, May 17, 2019 9:49 am

Two spies, a schoolteacher with a side job, and some glasses of Scotch make for an interesting Short Term course.

Eugene Kim '08 teaches a practitioner taught marketing course, with guest speakers from Lululemon, a yoga clothing company.Featuring two students in the course, David Akinyemi ‘21 from Bealeton, Va., and Mamta Saraogi '21 from West Bengal, India.“Screw Your Brand:” Marketing with Higher Purpose for the Conscious Human"Lead Practitioner: Eugene Kim, Bates ’08Course Overview: Brands and products are a dime a dozen. In today’s world of overabundance, overstimulation, and endless access to information, the brands and companies with staying power are doing more than just marketing. In this course, students learn what it means to be a purpose-driven marketer and how brands and companies build relationships with their audience through community-building and analog connection. We discuss how companies with higher purpose market differently than product-driven companies, and how that can activate at the local level. Students learn the fundamentals of building a brand and marketing campaign, but this course challenges them to think outside the box of traditional marketing strategies to leverage brand building and marketing to create and leave lasting change in the community around them.
In practitioner-taught course, students learn to market with purpose

Friday, May 10, 2019 12:34 pm

In this practitioner-taught Short Term course, marketing consultant Eugene Kim ’08 teaches students how to align marketing with social good.

A Conversation with Congressman Bob Goodlatte Congressman Bob Goodlatte represented the sixth Congressional District of Virginia in the United States House of Representative from January 1993 to 2019. Congressman Goodlatte returns to Bates to engage in a conversation about how his liberal arts education helped shape who he is and how it prepared him for a career in politics. Congressman Goodlatte will also share his experience as Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, a position he held for six years, and provide perspective on the importance of bipartisan politics today.Tuesday, May 7th 7:30-9:00pm, Olin Concert HallFacilitated by Frank Fusco ‘19 (College Republicans) and another studentThese events are sponsored by the Bates College Republican Club, The Center for Purposeful Work, and the Office of College Advancement.
Former U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte ’74 invites, and gets, ‘tough questions’ during campus talk

Friday, May 10, 2019 11:24 am

Goodlatte, a longtime congressional Republican, talked about life in politics and fielded pointed questions from the other end of the political spectrum.

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