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Thursday

October 7, 2010
4:10 pm

Student from Afghanistan leads book drive for Kabul university to top 2,000 volumes

Last spring, Bates, Colby and Bowdoin colleges channeled their long-standing rivalry for altruistic purposes. The three schools competed to collect the most books to donate to the Polytechnic University of Kabul, in Afghanistan. A Bates student, Kabul native Mustafa Basij-Rasikh ’12, launched the project in an effort to restock the university‚Äôs library, left critically short of English literature and textbooks. The book drive collected more than 2,000 books in a variety of disciplines. Bates raised the most books.

Wednesday

May 26, 2010
3:22 pm

Book drive for Kabul university enters last days

Bates, Colby and Bowdoin have focused their traditional rivalries on a good cause. The three schools are vying to see which can gather the most donated textbooks for donation to the Polytechnic University of Kabul, in Afghanistan.

Friday

April 9, 2010
4:45 pm

Projects for Peace grants to support Zambia, Afghanistan programs

Two Bates College students have received 2010 Davis Projects for Peace awards to fund development initiatives in Zambia and Afghanistan….

Friday

February 12, 2010
9:54 am

Maine veteran, Afghan student to take part in Bates College panel on war in Afghanistan

A panel of Bates College students and faculty, along with a Waterville peace activist, discuss the war in Afghanistan at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, in Bates College’s Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk).