Archives for "Public service"

Wednesday

July 1, 2009 11:00 am

Open Forum

Readers share comments about Bates Magazine.

Thursday

April 16, 2009 11:49 am

Catherine Elliott '12 worked so that local kids could play

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

Bates student helps two communities win $50,000 playground grants

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 governor to address role of leadership in environmentalism

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

Bates alum's documentary to be shown

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

Ask Me Another: Politics professor James Richter keeps an eye on Russian society

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

No News is Bad News

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

Help Wanted

Anthropology students identify obstacles to Somali employment in the Lewiston-Auburn area — as well as potential solutions.

Sunday

March 1, 2009 11:34 am

Everything Downhill

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

Bates debates Yale, hosts national parliamentary debate tournament

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.