Short Term is a time of celebration, of spring and student accomplishments, and both are abundant on the Bates Instagram page. Here are the 10 Bates Instagram posts from Short Term that captured the most likes.

10. Making their mark

9. Winning the title

8. Sights of Spring

7. Recognizing leadership


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“We are pleased to honor this next student for his extraordinary commitment to a group of young people in our community.” . — Ellen Alcorn, describing Ellijah McLean ’20 of Providence, R.I., who last night received a Harward Center for Community Partnerships Award for Outstanding Community Volunteerism and Student Leadership. Alcorn, director of the Harward Center’s Bonner Leader Program and assistant director of community engaged learning, continued: . “His work has had such resonance across this campus that he was nominated four separate times, by a student, by a staff member, and by two faculty members,” said Alcorn, including, “He is a consummate activist, organizer, and community leader who constantly seeks to broaden his understanding of the experiences of minority and marginalized populations,” and “He is dedicated to the upliftment of young black and brown men within the education system.” . The work he is doing, concluded Alcorn, “is having a transformational effect on young men in this community.” . (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College) #batescollege #community #activism #leadership #Lewiston #Maine #beingsofbates

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6. All things seem possible

5. Fashioning unity

4. Letting go

3. Rowing in the ethereal

2. The mighty Falls

1. A momentous occasion


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It’s official. Bates College is carbon neutral, one year ahead of schedule! . Bates is extremely proud to attain carbon neutrality ahead of our 2020 goal, but we’re even prouder of the way we did it: by switching to renewable fuels, investing in energy efficiency, and working hand-in-hand with students to create a culture of sustainability on campus. . Out of some 700 U.S. colleges and universities to sign a carbon-neutrality pledge in 2007, Bates is one of only seven to date that have reached that goal. . President Clayton Spencer shared the exciting news on reaching this historic milestone in a special announcement at Bates’ Earth Day celebration held Wednesday evening in the Gray Cage. . “This achievement shows Bates at its best,” said Spencer. “More important, we have met this goal through shared effort, commitment, and creativity by the entire college community with students leading the way.” . Click the link in our bio 👆 to learn how we got to this moment. 🌎 . (Photo: Phyllis Graber Jensen / Design: Bates Communications) . #carbonneutral #batescollege #climatechange #sustainability #gogreen #greenenergy

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