Archives for "Civic engagement"

Monday

December 21, 2009 11:02 am

Scene Again: Reynolds' Ride

President Reynolds, who died in September, defined his Bates presidency when he climbed into that U-Haul truck.

Friday

December 11, 2009 4:59 pm

Bates supports College for ME-Androscoggin County-Wide College Going Day

Dressed in college garb on Dec. 4, staff at Bates College pose on the steps of Hathorn Hall for the…

Tuesday

December 8, 2009 12:37 pm

Students explore local need for Islamic banking practices

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.

Wednesday

December 2, 2009 4:32 pm

Documentary filmmakers discuss video's civic role

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).

Sunday

November 15, 2009 4:03 pm

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

A Boston Globe story describes the support network for six siblings of the Basij-Rasikh family of Afghanistan, several of whom…

Monday

November 9, 2009 2:26 pm

H1N1 Update for Nov. 9

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

Wednesday

November 4, 2009 12:17 pm

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

The day after voters overturned Maine’s gay-marriage law, Portland Press Herald columnist Bill Nemitz writes a poignant profile of Jesse…

Thursday

October 29, 2009 12:14 pm

Bates to host Maine political forums

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.

Wednesday

October 21, 2009 3:43 pm

Lewiston-Auburn announces ‘350.org’ climate-change awareness efforts

As climate activists worldwide take part in an International Day of Climate Action on Saturday, Oct. 24, Kennedy Park in downtown Lewiston will be the focus of local efforts supporting the cause.

Friday

October 16, 2009 4:19 pm

Rwandan genocide survivor, Berthe Kayitesi, to speak at Bates

Berthe Kayitesi, an author and a survivor of the Rwandan genocide of 1994, speaks on her experiences and the rebuilding of communities in post-conflict Rwanda at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, in the Muskie Archives at Bates College, 70 Campus Ave. The lecture, titled “Tomorrow My Life: Orphans in Post-Genocide Rwanda,” is open to the public and admission is free. It is part of the Civic Forum Series sponsored by the Harward Center for Community Partnerships at Bates.