Stories about "Marcus Bruce"
With new urgency, Bates professors say what — and why — they’re excited to teach this fall

Friday, September 8, 2017 11:59 am

When saying what they're excited to teach, faculty always express optimism for a new academic year and their new students. This year, we heard something different.

Q&A: Marcus Bruce ’77 on Benjamin Mays, MLK, and the ongoing struggle for emancipation

Friday, January 6, 2017 12:50 pm

Bruce, the college's Benjamin Mays Professor, explains why Mays — Class of 1920, great 20th-century civil rights leader, and mentor to Martin Luther King Jr. — offers hope for "a new birth of freedom."

25 years ago, Bates used MLK Day to help students makes sense of Persian Gulf War

Friday, January 15, 2016 11:16 am

Recognizing their students' distress, the faculty in 1991 used MLK Day to help the community reflect on issues of peace and justice in wartime.

Marcus Bruce ’77 celebrates appointment to Mays Professorship

Monday, November 10, 2014 11:12 am

Bruce discussed how W.E.B. Du Bois and his contemporaries wrestled with what it meant to be both American and African American.

Ready to respond, 501 new students hear the call as Bates begins 145th year

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 3:13 pm

"What we do today is symbolic of what we do all year long," Professor of Religious Studies Marcus Bruce '77 told some 501 new students during Bates College's Convocation on Sept. 7. One of five speakers at the ceremony on the Historic Quad, Bruce's keynote address eloquently wove together an explication of the College's new mission statement with the meaning of "convocation" itself -- and, most importantly, what it all means to the new arrivals.

Slide show presents Class of 2014 orientation

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 11:20 am

View the slide show above by clicking the thumbnails. Orientation for the...

Events Schedule: September 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 10:17 am

Hello from Bates! Here is a preview of public events at the college in September 2010.

Tamara Wyche ’08 takes great heart and mind to law school

Friday, May 23, 2008 11:20 am

An ability to analyze complex situations, coupled with deep empathy, positions Tamara...

Holocaust conference to be held at Bates

Friday, February 14, 1997 11:33 am

A three-day conference linking Maine scholars, school teachers, concentration camp survivors and students, will examine the Holocaust of European Jewry from Feb. 28 through March 2 at Bates College.