Stories about "Teaching and education"
Ask Me Another: Politics professor James Richter keeps an eye on Russian society

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.

Presenting new knowledge in 1700 square inches

Sunday, March 1, 2009 12:25 pm

Dana Oster '09 had to think big — Atlantic Ocean big — during her geology research on the ever-shifting sands of Seawall Beach, part of the Bates–Morse Mountain Conservation Area along the Maine coast.

No News is Bad News

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.

Help Wanted

Sunday, March 1, 2009 12:10 pm

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

Everything Downhill

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.

What boys want: perspectives on gender differences

Sunday, March 1, 2009 11:23 am

If you’ve been paying attention to education news, you know that boys are falling behind academically. You’ve heard they are lagging in reading and writing, graduating from high school at lower rates than girls, and filling fewer seats in college classrooms.

Coping against the odds

Sunday, March 1, 2009 11:14 am

Taking Direction.

Scribbling Meets Nibbling

Sunday, March 1, 2009 10:43 am

Poets, essayists put food on the menu at a 'Literary Café'.

Authority on diversity in higher education to speak at Bates College

Friday, February 27, 2009 1:47 pm

Sylvia Hurtado, an expert on student educational outcomes and diversity in higher education, visits Bates College to give a talk titled "Preparing College Students for a Diverse Democracy".

Invention of Everything Else author among writers in literary series

Friday, February 27, 2009 1:34 pm

Samantha Hunt, who wrote a novel about the inventor Nikola Tesla, and Two Kinds of Decay author Sarah Manguso are among the writers reading from and discussing their work in a Bates College literary series during March.

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