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Bates to raise scholarship funds for local students

Friday, December 10, 2004 3:04 pm

Bates College announced today a campaign to raise scholarship funds for local students who attend the liberal arts institution. Longtime Auburn resident and Bates parent Barbara Trafton will lead the fund-raising effort for a new endowment that will be dedicated to the financial support of students from Lewiston, Auburn and surrounding communities in Androscoggin County.

Brooks Quimby Debate Council hosts high school tournament

Monday, December 6, 2004 3:41 pm

For the second consecutive year, the Brooks Quimby Debate Council hosted an all-day forensics tournament Saturday, Dec. 4, for approximately 260 Maine high school students. A scheduled tournament for the 2004-05 season of the Maine Forensics Association, the judged competition featured events in speech, Lincoln-Douglas debate and Student Congress. The MFA promotes the development of articulate leadership among secondary students throughout the state.

Bates receives award for leadership in tobacco control

Friday, November 19, 2004 12:23 pm

The college has received an award for its adoption of a policy that strengthens tobacco control efforts on campus.

Poet Mathis featured in Writers Harvest reading

Tuesday, November 9, 2004 12:45 pm

The annual Writers Harvest reading at Bates College will be given by Cleopatra Mathis, professor of English at Dartmouth College and author of five collections of poetry, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in Chase Hall Lounge, Campus Ave.

Elections 2004: The Last Push

Tuesday, November 2, 2004 12:31 pm

"Have you voted today?" asked senior Katie Franich as she greeted classmates entering Chase Hall for lunch. Franich, of Milton, Mass., was one of a group of Bates students who participated in a nonpartisan election-day canvass to encourage their peers to go to the polls and vote. She wore an oversized T-shirt that read: "Make them pay attention to us. VOTE November 2."

Amandla! sponsors fund-raising drive for hurricane victims in the Caribbean and Sudanese refugees

Wednesday, October 6, 2004 1:47 pm

Amandla!, a Bates College organization addressing issues of people of black heritage, has launched a fund-raising drive to assist citizens of the Caribbean islands devastated by recent hurricanes and Sudanese refugees. All proceeds will go directly to the International Red Cross Emergency Relief Fund and Doctors Without Borders. For further information, e-mail Melisa March at mmarch@bates.edu or call 207-795-5118.

Bates program links student volunteers, community needs

Tuesday, September 14, 2004 2:44 pm

For the third year, Bates College students are leading a program to match fellow students with volunteer opportunities in Lewiston, Auburn and nearby communities.

Summer’s a seasoning for students who stay

Tuesday, August 17, 2004 9:41 am

"Being at college, being away from home, you're set to feel you're on your own, you're adult now," says Matt Heffernan '05, of Cranston, R.I.

Lewiston High students to take part in research

Monday, June 14, 2004 11:24 am

Thanks to support from the National Science Foundation, a professor of chemistry at Bates College is bringing four Lewiston High School students to the college to help investigate the biochemistry of a particular category of viruses. Professor T. Glen Lawson and LHS biology teacher Jason Fuller are working together on this project that brings four advanced-placement students to Bates today through June 25. Mentored by two of Lawson's research students, the young people from LHS will help prepare cloned RNA from the encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV) for use in experiments examining how the virus's RNA is replicated.

College invites local high school students to participate in viral research

Monday, June 14, 2004 10:41 am

Thanks to support from the National Science Foundation, a professor of chemistry at Bates College is bringing four Lewiston High School students to the college to help investigate the biochemistry of a particular category of viruses.

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