Archives for "Public service"
Thursday, April 16, 2009 11:49 am
On the lid of a yogurt cup in Commons, Catherine Elliott '12 of Edina, Minn., read about a contest that would fund playground upgrades for the organization that collected enough specially marked lids. "Wow! We have a lot of yogurt lids here," Elliott thought. "This opportunity exists -- what can we do with it?"
Friday, March 27, 2009 1:02 pm
In a striking display of altruism and initiative, a Bates College first-year student collected enough yogurt lids to win a national contest. The prize: $100,000 in grants to help create and improve places for children to play for communities in Maine and Maryland.
Monday, March 23, 2009 10:27 am
Former Maine Gov. Angus King Jr. visits Bates College to address the theme "Protecting the Environment: Reflections on the Role of Leadership" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, at the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave.
Thursday, March 19, 2009 4:25 pm
Created by Craig Saddlemire, a Lewiston resident and member of the Bates class of 2005, the film follows the response to the city's plan in 2004 to build a four-lane boulevard through a low-income neighborhood. The project would have displaced 850 residents and destroyed playgrounds, vegetable gardens and historic buildings.
Sunday, March 1, 2009 12:39 pm
For about a decade after the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union, hundreds of millions of Western dollars poured into Russia to promote civil society. The money, however, didn’t do the trick, and some of the reasons why are explained in a recent article by Professor of Politics James Richter titled "Integration from Below: The Disappointing Effort to Promote Civil Society in Russia," published in Russia and Globalization: Identity, Security, and Society in an Era of Change (2008), edited by Douglas Blum.
Sunday, March 1, 2009 12:24 pm
The volume of news from Washington, D.C., is growing, but fewer newspaper journalists are around to explain it. At stake, perhaps, is the democratic process.
Sunday, March 1, 2009 12:10 pm
Anthropology students identify obstacles to Somali employment in the Lewiston-Auburn area — as well as potential solutions.
Sunday, March 1, 2009 11:34 am
It's pandemonium atop a beginner lift at the Bretton Woods ski resort in New Hampshire. Limbs flail, ski equipment disconnects, and clothing detaches as fledgling skiers hit the snow on their first lift ride. Then Alexa Bernotavicz '94 steps in. She rights the skiers, guides them out of harm's way, and readies the lift for yet another wave of chaos.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 12:42 pm
The Brooks Quimby Debate Council hosts an American Parliamentary Debate Association Tournament at Bates College. As tournament host, the Bates team won't debate in this competition.To keep the squad limber, however, Bates team members will debate the Yale University team.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 11:12 am
"Some 300,000 children are affected by the new regulations," says Alicia Hunter '94, a senior health policy analyst for the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.