Stories from March 2012
David Longdon '14, a Bates economics major from Accra, Ghana, spent summer 2011 as a leadership intern with Lots to Gardens, a youth-focused organization in Lewiston. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.
Bates again named to the Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction

Thursday, March 22, 2012 1:33 pm

For the sixth year in a row, Bates College has received prominent federal recognition for the quality of its engagement with the community.

Priming your mind with money-related words and ideas can improve self-control, according to a new study co-authored by Bates graduate Monthe Kofos '11 and Associate Professor of Psychology Helen Boucher.
Musing about money improves self-control, Bates study finds

Thursday, March 22, 2012 10:13 am

Understanding how self-control works — and when and why it doesn’t — is a hot topic in psychology.

Site of the Community Consultation in Kailahun, where Fambul Tok Staff met with local stakeholders to ask whether they wanted to launch the program in their district. Photograph by Sara Terry.
Bates presents documentary on societal healing in post-civil-war Sierra Leone

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 4:48 pm

Bates College presents "Fambul Tok," a documentary depicting a journey of reconciliation in post-conflict Sierra Leone, on March 22.

This October 2010 image shows Mikey Pasek '12, right, with Jourdan Fanning '13, left moving furniture in the Office of Intercultural Education, a location that includes space for Bates Hillel. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.
Student profile: The apathy-free Mikey Pasek

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 4:41 pm

It isn’t Mikey Pasek’s style to grumble while waiting around for improvement. He makes change happen.

BatesNews March 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012 9:00 am

In this issue: 1. David Pless ’13 wins second straight NCAA shot...

Ozzie Jones '92 offers advice at a Bates-hosted conference for black and Latino male students. Photograph by Simone Schriger '14.
A sampling of advice from the Conference for Black and Latino Men

Friday, March 16, 2012 2:20 pm

A sampling of advice from the “Conference for Black & Latino Men from Colby, Bates and Bowdoin Colleges."

Shatter stereotypes, black and Latino male students told

Friday, March 16, 2012 2:14 pm

"To the Summit: A Conference of Black and Latino Men from Colby, Bates and Bowdoin Colleges" aimed to prime participants for success.

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Audio Slide Show: Close and Inseparable

Thursday, March 15, 2012 6:21 pm

Annie Burns '12 talks about the joys and challenges of leading a varsity team in the company of two of her closest friends.

Plastas book explores prejudice, progress in women’s activism between world wars

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 3:30 pm

Plastas book explores prejudice, progress in women's activism between world wars

Peter Gomes '65 used this early 19th-century silver tea service to offer his famous Wednesday afternoon teas at Sparks House.
Gomes collection, reflecting intimacy with the past, offered March 24

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 5:13 pm

A conception of God's beauty as expressed in the physical world is a theme of items to be offered at auction from the collection of the Rev. Professor Peter J. Gomes '65.

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