Stories about "Service"
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.
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.
Friday, January 9, 2009 3:56 pm
Anna Skarstad ’11 wants to be a farmer, but she’s not willing...
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."
Wednesday, January 7, 2009 12:40 pm
The College’s 2008–09 initiative Bates Contemplates Food got cover treatment in the...
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.
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.
Friday, November 14, 2008 5:08 pm
Blind from birth, Steve Hoad, Bates College Class of 1972, was raised...
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.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 1:20 pm
On Saturday October 4th, 2008 I flew to Los Angeles California to accept the 2008 Emerging Youth Leadership Award from The Tavis Smiley Foundation at its 2008 Salute to Youth Leadership Benefit. This award is given to “alumni member of the [Tavis Smiley] Youth to Leaders program who has demonstrated drive and determination toward becoming a leader.” I’m extremely humble to receive an honor from such a great foundation and from a individual whose contributions to our nation’s social fabric, I greatly admire, Tavis Smiley.