Archives for "Intellectual rigor"


July 1, 2008 4:14 pm

CSI Bates

In the woods near Merrill Gym, Short Term students in “Forensic Science,” taught by Stephanie Richards ’84, a visiting biology professor, search for a mock gravesite. From left are Jennifer Diefendorf ’11, Christopher Ray ’10, teaching assistant Marshall Karpell ’08, Leigh Krueger ’10 (behind tree), and Kelsey Omstead ’08.


July 1, 2008 12:56 pm

Film Me In

Professor of Theater Paul Kuritz says the time is ripe for his efforts to advance film production in the Bates curriculum


April 25, 2008 10:09 am

'CSI: Bates' is just one of the hits on the Short Term schedule

Spring has sprung at Bates College, and students are taking advantage of the weather by flinging Frisbees on the Quad, relaxing by the Puddle…or digging for “bodies” at three mock crime scenes during Bates’ annual five-week Short Term.


March 1, 2008 4:39 pm

Of Climate, Clams, and Colleagues

Arctic clams are sentinels of climate change, says biology professor Will Ambrose. But he didn’t find that out by himself


March 1, 2008 3:26 pm

It's a Microworld After All

MicroVest’s Gil Crawford ’80 takes the lead as private investors surge into the microfinance world


March 1, 2008 2:13 pm

Historically Black

Spelman and Morehouse colleges offer something that Bates can’t — and that’s just the point


January 23, 2008 3:37 pm

$1 million Mellon grant is latest to support faculty initiatives

Bates College has been awarded $1 million to enhance the integration of scholarship and research into the lives of the college’s 180 faculty members. The grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of New York City will be used to support year-long sabbaticals. Given the intense focus on teaching and collegial service at Bates, these leaves for research are essential to the scholarly vitality of the faculty.


October 31, 2007 10:59 am

Bates receives $450,000 Mellon grant for faculty development

Bates College has been awarded a three-year, $450,000 grant for faculty development from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of New York, N.Y. The Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund will support Bates faculty in three areas. Two of these are new, interconnected program areas related to important initiatives at Bates: the implementation of the college’s new General Education curriculum, and the infusion of diversity into the overall academic program. The third area is continuing support for faculty scholarship and research.


July 18, 2007 9:58 am

Maine foundation awards college $255,000 grant for writing program

As Bates College prepares to begin its first academic year with a new set of core educational requirements, a foundation in Falmouth has awarded the college more than $250,000 to support the requirements’ focus on writing skills.


March 27, 2007 1:23 pm

Students to conduct mock Senate hearing on Middle East

Students of a Bates politics class promise an intense 90 minutes as they conduct “Hearings on U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East,” a mock Senate hearing Friday, March 30, in Room G52, Pettengill Hall, during the Mount David Summit.