Stories about "Civic engagement"
Bates announces four new Fulbright Student awards for 2024–25

Thursday, May 23, 2024 1:00 pm

Bates announces four new Fulbright Student awards for teaching and research in Cyprus, Bulgaria, Taiwan, and Norway in 2024–25.

Bates College installs Garry W. Jenkins as ninth president

Saturday, May 4, 2024 1:17 pm

Installed as the ninth president in Bates College history on Saturday, Garry W. Jenkins used his inaugural address to offer four cornerstones to guide the work of the college. Keeping the college strong and vibrant benefits not only Bates students but U.S. democracy, he said. “They rise together.”

What It Took: Love led Anthony Phillips ’10 to ask, ‘How can we make other people’s lives better?’

Thursday, April 4, 2024 10:00 am

For Anthony Phillips, what it took to find a life journey worth pursuing was the love, resolve, and faith his mother and grandmother passed on to him. Their example led him to the community-focused work he’s now doing as an elected member of the Philadelphia City Council.

Refusing to let the killers have the last word, survivors of the genocide in Rwanda share their story with Bates students

Friday, March 29, 2024 5:00 am

Three survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide visited with Bates students this week, sharing how their stories of survival and reconciliation ensure that the killers do not "have the last word.”

Bates named a Fulbright Student ‘Top Producer’ for 13th straight year in 2023-24

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 9:30 am

For the 13th straight year, Bates College has been named a “Top Producer” of Fulbright Student awards in 2023-24, based on seven Fulbright offers made to graduating Bates seniors and alumni last spring.

Picture Story: Bates MLK Day is rich with song, poetry, discussion, and, most of all, food

Friday, January 19, 2024 2:54 pm

Enjoy this immersive photo and video presentation of the 2024 Bates MLK Day celebration, full of presentations, discussions, and workshops, all on the topic of food justice in America.

Bates MLK Day keynote: Food justice is ‘one of the most important movements of the 21st century’ 

Friday, January 19, 2024 8:37 am

MLK Day keynote Bryant Terry, an artist, author, chef, and activist, says Martin Luther King Jr's fight against food apartheid is still relevant today.

A Bates professor and Lewiston educators team up to show the power of fun and games in math education

Thursday, January 11, 2024 10:42 am

It's all fun and games until someone learns something. That was the idea when Lewiston educators teamed up with Bates math professor Meredith Greer to introduce the fun of robots to her First-Year Seminar.

What It Took: Erin Reed ’08 on a journey of compassion, community, and loving Lewiston

Friday, December 8, 2023 8:44 am

In challenging times, Erin Reed '08 is resolute in doing the important and life-changing work as executive director of Lewiston's Trinity Jubilee Center. Here's what it takes.

Bates in the News: June 9, 2023

Friday, June 9, 2023 5:01 am

The news media covers Bates Commencement, a professor's expertise in the ritual practice of firewalking, and alumni trying to save local journalism.

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