Stories about "Short Term"
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 12:17 pm
Bryan McNulty, director of Communications and Media Relations at Bates, was quoted in a Bloomberg.com story about colleges offering new, three-year programs to students looking to save money.
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.
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.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008 4:14 pm
In the woods near Merrill Gym, Short Term students in "Forensic Science," taught by Stephanie Richards ’84, a visiting biology professor, search for a mock gravesite. From left are Jennifer Diefendorf ’11, Christopher Ray ’10, teaching assistant Marshall Karpell ’08, Leigh Krueger ’10 (behind tree), and Kelsey Omstead ’08.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008 3:41 pm
Myron Beasley, visiting assistant professor of American cultural studies and African American studies, consults with Rob Munro ’08 and Lilian Rossow-Greenberg '09 prior to a "performative meal" presented in the Bates Mill.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008 1:12 pm
Finding a bit of Bates in Somerville, yet needing to move on, fuels conflicting emotions in recent grads.