Stories about "Service"
Duties, lessons and opportunities at 60

Friday, January 30, 2009 3:11 pm

In The Providence Journal, Dan Doyle '72, who turned 60 on Jan. 14, commented about becoming a septugenerian Baby Boomer

Bates study: Accept Somali work experience for GED, language skills

Monday, January 19, 2009 10:02 am

The largest barrier to employment for many new Somali residents of Lewiston and Auburn is a lack of English language skills, according to a new report by a Bates College research group. Somali respondents also voiced frustration that a General Educational Development (GED) certificate is often required as a minimum qualification for most entry-level jobs, regardless of prior job experience. The GED certifies that an individual has American high school-level academic skills.

The Packet

Friday, January 16, 2009 4:21 pm

Three times a year, I receive a packet from the editor of this magazine, a packet that no one else receives. In it are the stories of 50 or 60 people, all part of the Bates community in some way: alumni, faculty, staff. But they are united by more than being part of this community. They have all recently died.

A farmer's life grows on Otis fellow Anna Skarstad '11

Friday, January 9, 2009 3:56 pm

Anna Skarstad ’11 wants to be a farmer, but she’s not willing...

A farmer's life grows on Otis fellow Anna Skarstad '11

Friday, January 9, 2009 11:47 am

Anna Skarstad '11 wants to be a farmer, but she's not willing to hoe that row until she understands why. And she knows that farming is hard. "It's deeper, too," she says. "It's a life."

Bates alums producing sustainable food

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 12:40 pm

The College’s 2008–09 initiative Bates Contemplates Food got cover treatment in the...

Donated houses benefit Valley foundation

Saturday, December 6, 2008 12:00 pm

Harold Yudkin '33 died in 2004, but his sense of philanthropy is still being felt in Derby, Conn., where he lived, practiced law and was a commercial developer for many years. Two homes that Yudkin and his widow, Selma, owned in Derby are being donated to the Valley Community Foundation, which will sell them to establish a fund in their names.

Robert Kinney '39 awarded Mays Medal at Benjamin Bates Society meeting

Tuesday, December 2, 2008 2:01 pm

E. Robert Kinney '39, LL.D. '85, has been awarded Bates' highest alumni honor, the Benjamin Elijah Mays Medal, for distinguished service to the College and to the larger community worldwide. Kinney, a former CEO of General Mills, received the honor from the Alumni Council Nov. 8 in Minneapolis, at the third gathering of the Benjamin Bates Society, philanthropists who have given $1 million or more in lifetime gifts to the College.

The Farmer's Father

Friday, November 14, 2008 5:08 pm

Blind from birth, Steve Hoad, Bates College Class of 1972, was raised...

NBC-TV affiliate covers 'Girls Get It!' math and science fair

Thursday, November 13, 2008 12:00 pm

The local NBC-TV affiliate, WCSH6, was there when local girls in grades 5 through 8 attended a fair at Bates intended to encourage engagement with math and the sciences.

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