Stories about "Short Term"
Students play cards in their West Yellowstone campground cabin on May 21 during their Short Term geology trip to the Northern Rockies. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
When students unplug, what happens? (Hint: they like it)

Friday, September 16, 2016 11:07 am

What happens when students unplug? For that, we hear from 14 students who spent a stretch of time offline during their Short Term fieldwork in the Northern Rocky Mountains.

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Picture story: Visiting Quebec City and Lewiston, learning to think like a historian

Friday, September 2, 2016 12:19 pm

Studying Quebec-to-Lewiston migration, students in a Short Term course learned the distinctive ways that historians “think and approach subject matter.”

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Q&A: Based on a Short Term to Saudi Arabia, Loring Danforth’s new book challenges ‘destructive’ Orientalism

Friday, August 12, 2016 9:42 am

Danforth's new book, Crossing the Kingdom, is based on his 2012 Short Term that enjoyed amazing access inside Saudi Arabia.

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Five stories from Short Term’s innovative practitioner-taught courses and course redesigns

Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:38 pm

Students and faculty in two innovative types of Short Term courses showed their stuff at an end-of-term showcase, including a major redesign of intro chemistry.

A member of the "Innovations in Mapping" class, Haley Crim '19 of Sandy Spring, Md., uses a surveyor's compass to determine an angle during a triangulation exercise on May 6, 2016. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
‘Here be Bates’: A history lab puts the college on the map

Friday, May 20, 2016 1:17 pm

The Bates College course "Innovations in Mapping" looks at two eras marked by big advances in mapmaking and navigation: the 1700s and the last few decades.

For biology and English double major Cheyenne Cannaozzo ’16 of Pembroke, N.H., the sun-dappled Hathorn magnolia is the right place to practice lines for A Midsummer Night’s Dream that she’ll deliver “in the midst of the forest." (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Slideshow: This Month at Bates

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 7:08 pm

Spring has arrived, and the champagne cork of Short Term has popped.

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Photo story: Short Term in Kingston, Jamaica

Friday, August 7, 2015 1:04 pm

In Jamaica for Short Term, Professor of Anthropology Charles Carnegie asked his students to reflect on the social ideals that motivate their career interests. He asked them to imagine translating those ideals into action. In words and photographs are some of the answers to those prompts.

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‘Wild rumpus’ reveals Short Term spirit of innovation, experimentation

Friday, May 29, 2015 9:47 am

Bates College's second Curricular Innovation Showcase was a window into programs that have taken Short Term to the next level as a time for course development.

Theresa Seel '18 of Darmstadt, Germany, helps classmates put down lines for a demonstration bike lane on Oxford Street in Lewiston on May 20. The project was part of a Short Term urban planning course taught by Mike Lydon '04. (Josh Kuckens/Bates College)
Life in the bike lane: A hands-on ride in the urban-planning world

Friday, May 22, 2015 12:50 pm

From snapping a chalk line to gathering feedback on public facilities, Bates College students got a hands-on experience in urban planning.

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Multimedia: Cultural collisions drive Kroepsch honoree

Thursday, March 14, 2013 2:37 pm

For anthropologist Loring Danforth, helping students navigate their own cultural collisions is "important and interesting.”

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