Stories about "Civic engagement"
Video: Joyce Vance ’82 vs. Rep. Ben Cline ’94 in House testimony

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:36 am

It's hardly unique for a Congressman to challenge an expert during a committee hearing. But it might be unique when they're both Bates alumni.

Clio Barr is a STA/RT (SHORT TERM ACTION/RESEARCH TEAM) partner with the Center for Wisdom's Women Herban Works. Her project title is Creating Marketing Materials and a Business Plan for Sophia's House.On the first spring day of the 2019 Lewiston Farmer's Market, Barr sells products on Sunday, May 12, with Judy Maloneygarden and production coordinator and volunteer Mary Hopkins, who also helps with harvesting and planting.
Slideshow: Students mobilize ‘sophisticated skills’ to support local partners during Short Term

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 11:51 am

The Harward Center for Community Partnerships' STA/RT students spend Short Term tackling specific projects with local partners.

“Community engaged learning and working with the Harward Center have been central to my time at Bates. I have met some of my closest friends and mentors by working and living in such a welcoming community. Lewiston offers the chance to meet, interact with, and learn from an amazing group of people.”.— Dylan Metsch-Ampel ‘19, an environmental studies major and Bonner community leader from Montclair, N.J., leads a walking tour of historic downtown Lewiston for newly admitted members of the Class of 2023..Metsch-Ampel ‘19, whose senior thesis focused on Lewiston's Kennedy Park, discussed the Bates mission to advance the greater good along side the college's community partners.
Video: Dylan Metsch-Ampel ’19 and ‘places we don’t necessarily think of as the environment’

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 4:19 pm

Writing a thesis on a downtown Lewiston neighborhood left Metsch-Ampel feeling that he’d had "a tangible effect on the community that I've been living in for four years."

A student team awards Carignan Fund grants to community organizations

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 3:19 pm

The Carignan grants honor the legacy of the late Dean Emeritus of the College Jim Carignan ’61 and his wife, Sally Larson Carignan ’62.

Thesis examines seldom-studied role of motels as alternative to homelessness

Thursday, April 4, 2019 2:49 pm

Isolation, crowding, poor access to nutritious food are among challenges facing long-term motel residents, Abby Westberry ’19 finds.

To address today’s problems, look to Ella Baker, says scholar-activist Barbara Ransby

Thursday, March 28, 2019 4:19 pm

In her postponed Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote, the renowned historian helps us parlay lessons of the past into a brighter future.

Students bring new analytical, visual skills to busting fake news

Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:50 pm

The bull is in their court as students in a new digital studies course learn to discern real facts from fake.

Imani Perry: What if digital activism, such as via Twitter, doesn’t really do anything?

Thursday, March 14, 2019 3:24 pm

Instead of Twitter cancellations and Facebook face-offs, we should focus on transformation, says Perry, a Princeton professor and noted public intellectual.

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Bates College ranks fourth in the nation in Fulbright U.S. Student awards

Friday, February 15, 2019 10:22 am

With 13 awards this academic year, Bates has now earned Fulbright Top Producer honors for eight straight years, including a No. 1 ranking in 2017-18.

Video: Courting disaster, Bates squash players teach a complete novice

Friday, February 1, 2019 9:36 am

Bates squash players love to teach their sport. But this pupil — Assistant Sports Information Director Aaron Morse — poses the ultimate test.

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