News and Events
James Bradford, Undergraduate Teacher of the Year
The Dirty Life: Kristin Kimball
Tuesday, November 1, 7:00 p.m.
When writer Kristin Kimball interviewed a young farmer in Pennsylvania on a magazine assignment, she had no idea she would abandon her cosmopolitan lifestyle to follow him to the shores of Lake Champlain and help start Essex Farm. Her charming memoir, The Dirty Life: A Story of Farming, Food and Love (2010), tells the story of a beginning against all odds, of a personal makeover and a happy ending. Today Essex Farm is an internationally recognized success as a small farm community that produces excellent food, and as a school for talented young farmers seeking to start their own ventures. There will be a book signing immediately following. Presented by Arts and Humanities Division, History and Society Division, Mathematics and Science Division, CWEL, and Lewis Institute
Kandice Hauf Named Faculty Mentor for Global Scholars
Book Signing with Fred Opie
Fall Semester 2014
The Dual Life of Stephen Deets
Stephen Deets is featured in the most recent issue of Babson Magazine, honoring the legacy of his brother, Michael, who worked to improve Baltimore’s Charles North neighborhood. Read the full article and learn how Deets, Associate Professor of politics, became heavily involved in revitalizing Charles North: "The Dual Life of Stephen Deets."
Spring Semester 2014
Marjorie Feld receives 2014 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. LEADERSHIP AWARD
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.
Frederick Douglass Opie on NPR
Fall Semester 2013
Spring Semester 2013
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. LEGACY DAY CELEBRATION
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
2012 Awards for Excellence in Scholarship
Spring Semester 2012
A MASQUE OF CHARACTERS: An early 17th-century English entertainment
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Carol Lewis, viola de gamba
Olav Chris Henriksen, Renaissance lute