News and Events
Spring Semester 2014
Professor Marjorie Feld receives 2014 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. LEADERSHIP AWARD
Professor Marjorie Feld received the Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award during Babson's 11th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Day celebration on February 27, 2014.
This award was created in 2004 by the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Committee. It honors members of the Babson community (students, groups, organizations, faculty, or staff) who reflect Dr. King's principles and ideals in philosophy and action.
Sadie Burton-Goss, Babson's Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, presented the award to Professor Feld, Associate Professor of History in the History and Society Division, in recognition of: courage and conviction in valuing differences; commitment to "seeing beyond borders" by building inclusion; acceptance of challenge and risk in achieving goals for the great good; and compassion for humanity.
Professor Frederick Douglass Opie on NPR
Professor of History and Foodways, Frederick Douglass Opie, talks about his blog series Lent Through the Lens of Food with Michel Martin, host of the NPR’ program Tell Me More. Click here
Fall Semester 2013
Mary Godwyn, Associate Professor of Sociology, interviewed people from India, the UK, the US, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Denmark, Lebanon, Italy, Turkey, Canada and China for a book (contracted by Springer-Verslag) about how business ethics is taught around the world.
Jim Hoopes, Professor of History, presented at the Australasian Business Ethics Society meeting. His paper “Virtuous Social Initiatives: An Islamic Family Business in Malaysia” is co-authored with Mohar Yusof and Leilanie Mohd Nor (Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysia).
Xinghua Li, Assistant Professor of Media Studies, published in Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture and in the Proceedings of the 2013 Conference on Communication and the Environment. She also presented at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.
Chris Chanyasulkit, Adjunct Lecturer, presented her research at the American Public Health Association 141st Annual Meeting. She was also re-appointed to the Massachusetts Asian American Commission.
Spring Semester 2013
The Tenth Annual
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. LEGACY DAY CELEBRATION
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013 - 5:00 PM CARLING-SORENSON THEATER
Ta-Nehisi Coates, senior editor at The Atlantic and author of The Beautiful Struggle, will speak at Babson College's annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Day event.
Events include a keynote address, an awards presentation, and creative and speech contests. this year's theme is "Race and the Persistence of Social Inequality in Contemporary America."
Ta-Nehisi Coates also covers culture, politics, and social issues for The Atlantic magazine and its website, TheAtlantic.com. Coates' blog for The Atlantic was named one of the best blogs in 2011 by Time Magazine. His memoir, The Beautiful Struggle, is a poignant story about the hardships of growing up in Baltimore with a father who was a former Vietnam Vet and Black Panther who started his own underground black press and dedicated his life to carrying his sons across the shoals of inner city adolescence. Currently, Coates is working on his next project, a book about the Civil War.
Fall Semester 2012
At the Stuart courts, the nobles not only enjoyed characters and revelry, but also appreciated music of depth and sophistication, timeless qualities that make this music as attractive today as it was four hundred years ago.