Archives for "Impact"

Monday

February 8, 2016 9:00 am

Bates announces gifts of $19 million to create six new endowed professorships and launch the college’s new digital and computational studies program

Bates announces gifts of $19 million to create six new endowed professorships and launch the college’s new digital and computational studies program

The new gifts include the largest single gift in Bates history, $10 million from Michael Bonney ’80, chair of the Board of Trustees, and his wife, Alison Grott Bonney ’80.

Friday

February 5, 2016 9:54 am

Lewiston-Auburn groups receive $8,500 in grants from Harward Center’s Carignan Fund

Lewiston-Auburn groups receive $8,500 in grants from Harward Center’s Carignan Fund

The grants will help six local nonprofits while honoring Sally Larson Carignan ’62 and the late Jim Carignan ’61, a deeply respected Bates couple.

Friday

January 15, 2016 12:29 pm

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

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

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

Thursday

November 12, 2015 12:27 pm

Judith Magyar Isaacson ’65, LL.D. ’94, dies at age 90

Judith Magyar Isaacson ’65, LL.D. ’94, dies at age 90

She was an educator, author, champion of equal opportunity for women, and a human-rights advocate whose passion was forged by her experiences in the Holocaust.

Wednesday

November 11, 2015 5:57 pm

As Bates-hosted C3 summit starts, Crystal Williams speaks to the imperative to diversify faculty at U.S. colleges

As Bates-hosted C3 summit starts, Crystal Williams speaks to the imperative to diversify faculty at U.S. colleges

When students learn from faculty who are from many backgrounds, it “opens all students to the idea of possibility — both for themselves and for others,” Williams says.

Friday

October 23, 2015 10:33 am

Retirement of Sarah Potter ’77, bookstore director who also teaches virtues ‘hard work and thoughtfulness’

Retirement of Sarah Potter ’77, bookstore director who also teaches virtues ‘hard work and thoughtfulness’

Sarah Potter ’77, who retires Oct. 30 after 35 years as director of the College Store, provided a “sense of normalcy” for the legions and generations of student workers in the store.

Wednesday

September 23, 2015 12:23 pm

‘Love drug’ oxytocin’s possible dark side is the topic of $300,000 Bates study

‘Love drug’ oxytocin’s possible dark side is the topic of $300,000 Bates study

Bates neuroscientist Nancy Koven will use a three-year, nearly $300,000 federal grant to take a cold and hard look at oxytocin.

Thursday

April 23, 2015 2:28 pm

Mellon grants advance faculty diversity on campus and beyond

Mellon grants advance faculty diversity on campus and beyond

Bates College recently received two grants, totaling more than $1.4 million, from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to advance faculty diversity.

Tuesday

December 16, 2014 10:44 am

‘From Selma to Ferguson: 50 Years of Nonviolent Dissent’ is MLK Day theme

‘From Selma to Ferguson: 50 Years of Nonviolent Dissent’ is MLK Day theme

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2015, Bates College examine the great civil rights leader’s commitment to nonviolent action — and places it in the context of recent events in Ferguson, Mo., Staten Island, N.Y., and on the international stage.

Wednesday

December 3, 2014 4:11 pm

Fellowships enable Bates trio to sample academe, graduate-style

Fellowships enable Bates trio to sample academe, graduate-style

Three Bates College students formed the largest contingent from a single institution to receive 2014 undergraduate fellowships from the Creating Connections Consortium.