Harward Center Blog

June 16, 2024

Addressing Body Image and Mindful Eating with Students at Hebron Academy

When I spoke with Camillia Ghavami, a Bates junior majoring in Psychology and Gender and Sexuality Studies, about her community…

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June 1, 2024

A Human Voice that Speaks to Local Issues

In the past few blog posts, I shared Bates students’ experiences participating in various Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) and Community-Engaged Research…

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May 19, 2024

Forging Deep and Meaningful Connections

The Harward Center’s Community-Engaged Research Fellowship offers mentoring, peer support, and funding for promising student research projects that address public…

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May 5, 2024

Social and Political Exploration and Expression through Art

Today’s blog features students’ journey and experience in the Art and Social Practice course with Professor Michel Droge, Visiting Assistant…

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April 21, 2024

Student Reflections on the work of Dr. Davarian Baldwin

This past Fall, the Harward Center hosted a faculty/staff book circle focused on Dr. Davarian Baldwin’s book, In the Shadow…

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April 7, 2024

Values for Positive Community Engagement

Earlier this school year, I wrote a piece about Inez Johnson ‘25, who had recently been awarded a year-long “Engaged…

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March 24, 2024

Introducing Mo Awil

The Harward Center’s new Associate Director for Volunteer Programs and Community Partnerships, Mohamed (Mo) Awil, is poised to significantly impact…

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March 10, 2024

Bates Students Testify at the Maine State House

On Thursday, March 7th, sixteen Bates students spent the day at the State House in Augusta. Affiliated with a new…

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February 25, 2024

New Resources for Understanding Our Community

At Bates, community engagement happens when students, faculty, or staff collaborate with an off-campus community member or organization to advance…

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February 3, 2024

A Deep Dive into Reality

“Community Engaged Learning” courses are a hallmark of the Bates academic program, with around thirty CEL courses taught each semester.…

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