Archives for "Teaching and education"


February 19, 2002 3:16 pm

Global warming at issue in annual Muskie Environmental Lecture

Kalee Kreider, manager of a national campaign to raise awareness about global climate change, assesses the effort to forestall global warming in a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives. Presented as the annual Muskie Environmental Lecture, the event is open to the public at no charge.


January 26, 2002 3:05 pm

Bates College names Elaine Tuttle Hansen next president

Elaine Tuttle Hansen, provost and professor of English at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, was elected president of Bates College on Saturday, Jan. 26. She will assume office July 1 as the college’s seventh president, and first woman president, since its founding in 1855.


December 17, 2001 9:22 am

Visiting Professorship Honors Benjamin E. Mays '20

Bates College has received a $1 million gift and pledge from the Orr Family Foundation, founded by trustee James F. Orr III, to support a distinguished visiting professorship in honor of human rights advocate Benjamin E. Mays, a 1920 Bates graduate who influenced a generation of civil rights leaders.


December 4, 2001 3:46 pm

Lewiston Middle School hosts 'Diversity Day' for preschoolers

Under the direction of a Bates College junior and two Lewiston Middle School (LMS) teachers, a group of eighth graders will host a hands-on “Diversity Day” for 30 preschoolers Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the Lewiston Middle School Library.


December 3, 2001 4:10 pm

College debater launches high school parliamentary debate league in Washington, D.C.

A student from a college with an internationally recognized debate program has helped high schools in the nation’s capital launch a debate league of their own.


November 28, 2001 9:08 am

Online giving comes to Bates

Beginning Dec. 5, alumni, parents and friends may go online with their credit card to make gifts to the Bates Fund.


November 9, 2001 1:43 pm

School choice researcher speaks at Bates

In a lecture titled “The Surprising Consensus on School Choice,” education reform expert Jay P. Greene discusses his research Monday, Nov. 26, at the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, Bates College, 70 Campus Avenue.


November 5, 2001 2:56 pm

Bates takes part in premiere science education institute

Five members of the Bates College science faculty took part last August in an institute sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). The outcome of the five-day summer institute was a new national initiative called Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER).


October 29, 2001 9:46 am

Lecture makes case for classroom diversity

Professor Patricia Gurin, an expert defense witness in lawsuits challenging the University of Michigan’s race-based admission policies, discusses her research supporting classroom diversity at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The lecture is free and open to the public.


October 25, 2001 1:40 pm

Photographer of Navajo code talkers launches Native American Heritage Month

Bates College will celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a series of events sponsored by the Multicultural Center, beginning with a talk by photographer Kenji Kawano, author of the book “Warriors: Navajo Code Talkers” (Northland Publishing Company, 1990), Thursday, Nov. 1, in Chase Hall Lounge.