Archives for "North America"

Tuesday

October 21, 2008 1:53 pm

Congress extends tax break on gifts from IRAs

The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 extends the rollover provisions originally enacted by the Pension Protection Act of 2006. The legislation offers charitably minded individuals a golden opportunity to make gifts directly from their IRAs and to exclude the amount of their gifts from gross income.

Sunday

October 19, 2008 1:33 pm

Field Geology in Maine

Another cool class I am taking this year is called Field Geology in Maine. What’s awesome about it is how the course introduces you to the principles of geology while working in the field. Therefore, it isn’t the same old “rocks in a box” kind of geology that sounds oh-so boring. Instead, the professor has the philosophy that the best way to learn geology is by doing it. About once a month, our lab will go out on a field trip to the coast, Baxter State Park, or even Acadia National Park.

Thursday

October 16, 2008 10:51 am

Alum to attempt to ski to the North Pole

In March of 2009, Tyler Fish ’96 and John Huston will attempt to become the first Americans to ski unsupported to the North Pole.

Friday

October 10, 2008 12:00 pm

Global Lens 2008 film series resumes with Bet Collector

The Global Lens 2008 film series, a touring program of narrative feature films from Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia, resumes at Bates College with the 2006 Filipino drama “The Bet Collector.”

Friday

October 10, 2008 12:00 pm

Global Lens 2008 touring film series comes to Bates

The Global Lens 2008 film series, a touring program of 10 narrative feature films from Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia, opens at Bates College with the 2006 Croatian drama All for Free.

Wednesday

September 24, 2008 3:52 pm

What Happens On November 5? Activating Citizenship (No Matter Who Wins)

Peter Levine, Director of The Center For Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), Tufts University, gives his lecture “What Happens on November 5? Activating Citizenship (No Matter Who Wins).”

Friday

August 15, 2008 2:28 pm

Jobs with the Appalachian Mountain Club

The number of Bates students that worked in the AMC and RMC huts this summer is astounding. So astounding that the college’s magazine commissioned one of its students to traverse the White Mountains to photograph all the Bates students/alumni working there.

Thursday

August 14, 2008 2:46 pm

The Institute

I recently completed the first summer of my two summer leadership program for Black male college students called, The Institute for Responsible Citizenship. Every year, the Institute selects twenty-four of the most promising Black male college students in the nation, who posses great talent and capability to be a part of their program.

Thursday

August 14, 2008 2:35 pm

My first days with The Institute

On Saturday May 31st, 2008, I eagerly arrived for my first day with The Institute for Responsible Citizenship. I entered the Institute with very high expectations.

Tuesday

August 12, 2008 12:00 pm

From Bates to the Games

Andrew Byrnes ’05 is a member of the Canadian men’s eight crew that captured the gold medal Aug. 17 during the 2008 Olympics — Canada’s first medal in the event since 1992.