Archives for "Civic engagement"

Thursday

February 4, 2010 4:47 pm

Psychologist to discuss 'contact hypothesis' and implications for reducing prejudice

Rupert Brown will discuss the “contact hypothesis,” the argument that contact among members of different groups will reduce existing prejudice and improve social relations between them.

Friday

January 29, 2010 11:15 am

Bates' Harward Center holds annual community celebration

The Harward Center for Community Partnerships at Bates College holds its fifth annual community celebration, featuring the Deansmen, Bates Step Team, Bald Hill Trio, Hillview Girls Aspirations Program and the Androscoggin Valley Education Collaborative Writing Program.

Wednesday

December 23, 2009 5:31 am

Like a Good Neighbor

Craig Saddlemire ’05 went from observer to activist as he chronicled a Lewiston neighborhood fighting to be heard.

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…