Stories about "Civic engagement"
Bates supports College for ME-Androscoggin County-Wide College Going Day

Friday, December 11, 2009 4:59 pm

Dressed in college garb on Dec. 4, staff at Bates College pose...

Students explore local need for Islamic banking practices

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 12:37 pm

For some members of our community,the simple freedom of economic choice does not exist. Religious considerations prohibit Muslims in our community from using the American system of banking. Specifically, they are forbidden to use banking products that involve interest or money begetting money.That's why, at the bank's request, my Bates anthropology class "Production and Reproduction" took on a community-based research project involving the local Somali population this semester. We explored ways in which Islamic and American banking differ. Our research gave the bank ideas for Islamic banking services.

Documentary filmmakers discuss video's civic role

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 4:32 pm

Filmmakers Catherine Tatge and Dominique Lasseur speak about the role of new video technology in democratic citizenship at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, in the Keck Classroom (Room G52) of Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk).

The Boston Globe tells of the Basij-Rasikh siblings' hope to shape Afghanistan's future

Sunday, November 15, 2009 4:03 pm

A Boston Globe story describes the support network for six siblings of...

H1N1 Update for Nov. 9

Monday, November 9, 2009 2:26 pm

After a hiatus of a couple of weeks, students have resumed their work in the local community in schools and other agencies.

The Rachel Maddow Show interviews Jesse Connolly '01, campaign manager for Maine's gay marriage referendum

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 12:17 pm

The day after voters overturned Maine’s gay-marriage law, Portland Press Herald columnist...

Bates to host Maine political forums

Thursday, October 29, 2009 12:14 pm

This winter, in collaboration with the Androscoggin Valley Regional Program for the Gifted and Talented, Bates College hosts three presentations related to the 2010 election for Maine governor. Former Maine Gov. Angus King opens the series with a discussion of his first Blaine House race at noon Tuesday, Dec. 8, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. King will also discuss his legacy as governor, including the Maine public school laptop program that provides every public middle-school student with an Apple laptop.

'Chief operating optimist' for clothing company Life is good to speak at Bates

Friday, October 16, 2009 4:04 pm

Roy Heffernan, "chief operating optimist" for the apparel company Life is good, known for its optimistic slogan and subtle humility, speaks at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, in Bates College's Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. Sponsored by the Bates Student Philanthropy Club, the event is open to the public at no cost. For more information, please call 207-786-6129.

Community work and H1N1 at Bates

Thursday, October 15, 2009 3:27 pm

We are committed to being guided by our partners’ concerns, and we are eager to work with partners to help them make the decision that seems right to them.

Huffington Post blogger Liz Neumark P'13 reviews Bates, Maine food

Thursday, October 8, 2009 10:23 am

Huffington Post blogger Liz Neumark P’13, sharing her splendid experience in Maine...

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