Stories about "Justice and poverty"
Friday, July 1, 2022 4:08 pm
A big gathering of friends, family, colleagues, and admirers gathered to remember John Jenkins and to dedicate the span as the John T. Jenkins Memorial Bridge.
Thursday, January 27, 2022 11:54 am
Trish Morse '60 recalls Commencement 2000, sitting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu on the Coram Terrace, watching the academic procession arrive, and talking — a conversation she recalls often, particularly after learning of his death in December.
Friday, January 21, 2022 11:44 am
Five speakers on MLK Day at Bates, Maine-based thinkers, practitioners, and activists, offered personal narratives and insights that vividly captured the day's theme, "What I Mean When I Say: Decolonization and Liberation."
Sociologist Ken Kolb ’98: Well-intentioned efforts to fix food deserts are ‘flawed’ and miss the point
Thursday, January 20, 2022 9:44 am
Access to better food is championed by the foodie movement, says Furman University sociology professor Ken Kolb '98, but "there's really no evidence that increasing access will actually change the way people eat."
Thursday, January 13, 2022 12:05 pm
It's a term you may have heard — "decolonization" — without fully grasping its meaning or relevance. If that's true for you, then welcome to Bates' 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance.
Friday, October 29, 2021 10:47 am
Bates professors offer a range of perspectives on racial justice, reparations, and housing inequity during a discussion inspired by the Bates production of the play The Luck of the Irish.
Friday, October 8, 2021 11:43 am
Outside the Benjamin E. Mays Center, students traded compliments and encouragement — all the while creating social justice prints — as the Bates "Stringfellows" held their third Free Press printmaking event.
Bates College announces $100 million initiative to expand access for talented students who are Pell eligible, low income, or undocumented
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 9:00 am
The $100 million effort is powered by a $50 million challenge grant from the Schuler Education Foundation that will be matched dollar for dollar by Bates donors. "This is a game changer for Bates," says President Clayton Spencer.
Bates to honor Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, artist Vanessa German, musician Rhiannon Giddens, and activist and lawyer Chase Strangio at Commencement
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:44 pm
Following last year's virtual event, the college's 155th Commencement will feature two complete, in-person ceremonies on May 27, each accommodating half the senior class.
Thursday, March 18, 2021 1:06 pm
One year ago, as the global COVID-19 pandemic took hold, Assistant Professor of Economics Leshui He and colleagues in China called attention to a growing threat of discrimination faced by Asian people worldwide.