Article on Alum Rocque ’05 in the Bates College News!

Michael Rocque ’05, assistant professor of sociology at Bates College, is in the news again! This time he’s featured in the Bates College News with a focus on the fun toys he keeps in his office for stress relief!


““There are a lot of messages in this office,” says Assistant Professor of Sociology Michael Rocque, “and one of them is that it’s OK to play with toys.”

Rocque has created a festive atmosphere in his second-floor Pettengill Hall office. One of the first things he’d like students to see upon their arrival is his toy collection, lined up on his desk. It’s a reminder that “this isn’t a dark and gloomy place with just degrees,” says Rocque, a widely published criminologist. “What we’re doing here sometimes can be stressful, but it also should be fun.””

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