Stories about "Civic engagement"
$10,000 grant helps Gift Pola Kiti ’18 bring clinic to Kenyan village

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 9:15 am

The 2017 Davis Projects for Peace grant will help Kiti to complete the establishment of a health clinic in an impoverished village in Kenya.

2017 is another banner year for Fulbright and Bates

Thursday, May 11, 2017 9:56 am

The Fulbright U.S. Student program has offered 2016–17 grants to 25 Bates College seniors and young alumni.

“Astronomy Extravaganza” gives Lewiston schoolchildren the star treatment

Thursday, April 13, 2017 11:20 am

How many little kids can Bates entertain and educate about astronomy and science in one night?

Q&A: Claire Brown ’17 measures the effectiveness of Maine’s adult drug court

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 10:14 am

In her honors thesis, Brown compares adult drug court to more traditional forms of incarceration and criminal justice in Maine.

Student’s social-enterprise pitch wins $9K Bobcat Ventures competition

Friday, April 7, 2017 10:28 am

The pitch grew from a summer job: helping a Lewiston nonprofit make some money growing and selling products made from medicinal herbs and flowers.

Look What We Found: A photograph of a Russian protester raising her voice

Thursday, March 2, 2017 11:18 am

Jane Costlow explains the significance of the photo in her office showing a St. Petersburg woman holding a protest sign in one hand and her snacking child in the other.

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins on the election, a Watergate lesson, and the glass ceiling in politics

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:29 pm

A day after the election, Collins spoke of unity, gave advice to students feeling isolated, and talked about the glass ceiling for women in politics.

Bates at Night: Watching election results

Friday, November 11, 2016 11:54 am

Election night delivered a surprise to students, faculty, and staff who gathered in Chase Hall Lounge to watch election results.

Bates at Night: Watching the debate

Thursday, October 27, 2016 4:19 pm

Though fall break made for a small crowd, the reactions were big as a viewing party scrutinized the third and final presidential debate.

Bed, Bates, and beyond as mattresses head to Aroostook County to help others

Friday, August 21, 2015 9:09 am

Bates swapped out hundreds of student mattresses over the summer. That means some Maine families might soon be sleeping better.

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