Stories about "Short Term"
Anthropology major Devin Tatro '14 talks with Saudi men at a desert farm in the Eastern Province during a Short Term trip last spring to Saudi Arabia led by Dana Professor of Anthropology Loring Danforth. This was a rare moment in Saudi society: women talking with men publicly and allowed not to wear abayas. Photo: Ana Bisaillon ’12.
In letter to New York Times, Danforth takes issue with Saudi book, characterizations

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 4:07 pm

Danforth's letter is in response to a review of the book On Saudi Arabia by Karen Elliott House.

Bare Bones

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 10:23 am

In ancient fish bones, archeologist Bruce Bourque and geochemist Beverly Johnson find a contemporary story.

Rock Steady

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 8:33 am

Geology and kayaking — but no coasting — for "Dyk's Armada"

Bates students help young Native Americans see themselves in college

Friday, May 8, 2009 11:13 am

Bates College students spent a week of April encouraging Native American schoolchildren in Maine to picture themselves attending college in the state.

Joseph Hall's Wabanaki history course conveys hidden stories

Thursday, March 26, 2009 1:55 pm

Information and knowledge are two different things. Teachers like Joseph Hall Jr. proffer the first, but their real work is leading students to the second. Hall does that so well that Bates students chose him for the prestigious 2009 Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Lavina Shankar discusses 'dogs and their humans'

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 4:32 pm

Professor of English Lavina Shankar was inspired by the loss of her beloved pet German shepherd to cancer three years ago to create a course using literature as a lens through which to examine the unique relationship between canines and humans. She's giving a talk about "dogs and their humans" on Thursday, March 19.

'Red Sox Nation' faces competition from a likely source

Friday, March 6, 2009 12:42 pm

"Red Sox Nation," a course taught by Professor of History Margaret Creighton, uses the Olde Towne Team to discuss issues like race, class and gender in America.

Recession special gives college degree in three years, not four

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 12:17 pm

Bryan McNulty, director of Communications and Media Relations at Bates, was quoted in a story about colleges offering new, three-year programs to students looking to save money.

Wake Up Call: A Multimedia Presentation

Thursday, February 5, 2009 2:56 pm

Professor of German Denis Sweet launched an experiential Short Term course in 2008 that "really deals with one's self, one's place in the world and one's place in society." He offers the life-changing course once again in Short Term 2009.

Wake Up Call

Saturday, November 1, 2008 3:06 pm

A chain of such experiential moments — the solo fast being just one of the more salient examples — stretched from one end of Short Term to the other. As far as I knew, nothing quite like "Wake Up!" had ever been tried at Bates before. It was a hybrid that wedded rigorous academic inquiry with direct, personal, unmediated experiential learning.

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