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"There is something about crouching beside someone, digging your hands into the same soft earth, cultivating the vegetables that will serve as the meal you will share together, that creates the strongest bonds of community, of family and of shared hope for a brighter future."--Women and gender studies and sociology major Alicia (Ali) Rabideau '17 of Natick, Mass., teaming up with organic community gardeners in Kingston's Southside neighborhood. Working in the garden, meeting Southside residents, and getting involved in neighborhood life were all p art of th intrepid fieldwork and ethnographic efforts that she and Keenan Shields '18 of Pittsford, N.Y., completed for their Short Term course "Place, Community, Transformation: Kingston, Jamaica," taught by Charles Carnegie, professor of anthropology.The Southside gardeners, from left:Janet Williams, Suzzette Wilson, Frank Williams, neighborhood filmmaker and friend Shaquille Brown, and Rash-sean Thomas. The Williams are brother and sister, as are Wilson and Brown.Also appearing with his father is Hussein Williams, 11.Closeup of scotch bonnet peppers.This garden is an initiative of IDC (Industrial Commercial Development).Later Ali and Keenan walked up the street to Life Yard, a former dumpy that is now a sustainable urban farm and restaurant collective that grows food and mentors community children. It's also where the idea for Paint Jamaica grew.Across the street from Life Yard at 41 Fleet Street is a second grassroots social initiative in an old warehouse courtyard that has been transformed by Paint Jamaica whose artists have transformed it into an al fresco mural exhibition. This is in the Parade Gardens section of the city.
Bates matches its all-time record Fulbright Student offers in 2019–20

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:00 am

For the second time in three years, 25 Bates students and alumni have been offered Fulbright awards.

“It was rewarding to start as a kind of blank slate and work my way to where I am now.”.— Ben Lyons ’19, an economics major from San Rafael, Calif., posing in front of the dramatic Nasdaq MarketSite overlooking New York City’s Times Square..Lyons is concluding a 10-week Purposeful Work internship at Nasdaq Private Market with the company’s head, Eric Folkemer ’02..Working on a long-term project under the guidance of Nasdaq Private Market staff, Lyons has gained practical understanding of data analysis, financial documents, and Nasdaq trading and technology. In the spirit of Purposeful Work, the experience has helped Lyons both explore and refine his interest in finance.
Bates-Gallup study finds ‘purpose gap’ between what college graduates seek and find in their work

Thursday, April 11, 2019 2:14 pm

The new study also suggests that Bates Purposeful Work offers ways that colleges and universities might better prepare students for the future of work.

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.

Andrew Jarboe ’05 brings his high schoolers home to learn from Bates debaters

Thursday, January 31, 2019 12:02 pm

In bringing his history students to campus to learn debate, Jarboe returns to "where I devoted all of my energy."

Picture story: 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Bates

Friday, January 25, 2019 10:54 am

Faculty, local residents, staff, and students gather for a Bates observance with the theme “Lifting Every Voice: Intersectionality and Activism.”

Video: Washington Post interviews Clayton Spencer about Purposeful Work innovations

Friday, January 18, 2019 10:44 am

Purposeful Work meets a major — though not always fulfilled — responsibility of a liberal arts college: helping students find jobs that feel meaningful.

Video: MLK Day at Bates is a chance to ‘get vulnerable’

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 6:55 pm

Racism and other social inequalities are ever-present but not ever-discussed. Members of the Bates MLK Day planning committee invite us to open the conversation.

‘Just like Bates’: Ngan Dinh ’02 helps build Vietnam’s first liberal arts university

Thursday, December 20, 2018 8:40 am

Among the first Vietnamese students to attend Bates, Ngan Dinh ’02 is now a key figure in the creation of Fulbright University Vietnam.

What is truth? In a team-taught seminar, first-years learn to find out

Thursday, December 6, 2018 11:11 am

The truth is, the new seminar is less about figuring out what “the truth” actually is and more about exploring methods of discerning and crafting truth.

Look What We Found: Joe Hall’s chunk of ash wood

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 4:06 pm

The ash tree looms large in Wabanaki culture. That’s why Hall, a Bates historian, keeps a hunk of the hardwood in his Pettengill Hall office.

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