Stories about "Robert Strong"
"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.

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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.

Bates College ranks No. 1 in Fulbright Student awards for 2017–18

Monday, February 19, 2018 11:06 am

The prestigious Fulbright program is the U.S. government’s flagship initiative for international educational exchange.

Q&A: Poet Robert Strong on ‘Bright Advent’ and King Philip’s War

Thursday, June 15, 2017 4:21 pm

A poet and Bates College faculty member, Robert Strong explores the origins of King Philip's War in his latest book, Bright Advent.

Fifth-ranked in the U.S., Bates earns Fulbright Top Producer honors for sixth straight year

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 3:03 pm

Bates has achieved Fulbright Top Producer honors for six straight years and eight of the last nine years.

15 seniors, young alumni offered Fulbright U.S. Student fellowships for 2016–17

Friday, May 13, 2016 10:00 am

The U.S. State Department's Fulbright U.S. Student Program recently awarded fellowships to 11 current and three former Bates College students.

Bates a Fulbright ‘top producer’ again, and the secret of our success

Friday, November 1, 2013 10:38 am

“When you have talented teacher-scholars mentoring very bright, internationally oriented students, you get great results in the fellowship arena.”