Stories about "Michael Rocque"
Tuesday, Sept. 5: Professor Emeritus of Sociology Sawyer Sylvester talks with Professor of Religious Studies Marcus Bruce ’77 after Convocation. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
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.

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Picture story: On the sidelines with Michael Rocque, faculty football liaison

Friday, December 16, 2016 12:05 pm

When a player goes down, "It’s not just, ‘Oh, there’s a player on the team who got hurt,’" says Rocque, an assistant professor of sociology. "It’s one of your students."

The postman doesn't not right for the mailboxes in Chase Hall. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)
Bates in the News: April 8, 2016

Thursday, April 7, 2016 1:45 pm

A Bates professor says public schools have a mass-incarceration mindset, plus Bates admission in TIME magazine and Bates mailboxes in The Boston Globe.

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Rocque, Petrella ’06 offer choice words on MLK Day theme of incarceration and citizenship

Friday, January 15, 2016 12:29 pm

Incarceration experts and faculty members Michael Rocque and Chris Petrella ’06 comment on the Bates MLK Day theme, "Mass Incarceration and Black Citizenship."

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Marriage, the ultimate crime fighter?

Friday, November 13, 2015 8:33 am

Research by Bates sociologist Michael Rocque finds that communities that have strong marriage rates demonstrate lower levels of crime.

Michael Rocque, assistant professor of sociology. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Daily Dot quotes sociologist Michael Rocque on the link between gender and active-shooter events

Friday, November 21, 2014 11:47 am

Pursuing the gender angle alone is fraught, says Rocque.