Lifelong Engagement Overview Service and civic engagement are central to what it means to be a Princetonian, as reflected in the University's informal motto, "Princeton in the nation's service and the service of humanity. Our efforts to serve the public good are evident through direct activities such as food drives and tutoring, but they're also woven through courses and research, from studying languages to research about climate change.
The college's oldest academic building, Hathorn Hall was built in by Boston architect Gridley J. While attending and later leading the Freewill Baptist Parsonsfield SeminaryBates founder, Oren Burbank Cheney worked for racial and gender equality, religious freedom, and temperance.
Four years later inBates sponsored a college preparatory school, called the Nichols Latin School. From its inception, Bates College served as an alternative to a more traditional and historically conservative Bowdoin College.
Senator Charles Sumner to create a collegiate motto for Bates and he suggested the Latin phrase amore ac studio which he translated as "with love for learning" which has been taken as "with ardor and devotion,"  or "through zeal and study. The college's first African American student, Henry Chandlergraduated in Inthe college graduated the first woman to argue in front of the U.
Supreme CourtElla Haskell. Kennedyin front of Smith Hallduring Winter Carnival. Inthe college's debate team participated in the first intercontinental collegiate debate in history against the Oxford Union 's debate team at the University of Oxford.
Bates maintained a considerable female student body and "did not suffer [lack in student enrollment due to military service involvement] as much as male-only institutions such as Bowdoin and Dartmouth.
Bates Victoryafter the college. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy enrolled along with hundreds of other sailor-students.
The college began to garner a reputation for predominately educating white students who come from upper-middle-class to affluent backgrounds. Bateswhose riverfront mill on Canal Street in Lewiston was once Maine's largest employer — provided an antithesis: In the s, it was really difficult for most Bates students to integrate in the community because most of the people spoke French and lived a hard life.
During this time the college began to compete athletically with Colby Collegeand inwith Bowdoin created the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin Consortium. InDonald West Harward became president of Bates and greatly expanded the college's overall infrastructure by building 22 new academic, residential and athletic facilities, including Pettengill Hallthe Residential Villageand the Coastal Center at Shortridge.
InBates made national headlines for being named the most expensive university in the U. Spencer assumed the presidency inand created diversity mandates, expanded student and faculty recruitment, and financial aid allocation. Bates College is a private baccalaureate liberal arts college that offers 36 departmental and interdisciplinary program majors and 25 secondary concentrations, and confers Bachelor of Arts B.
Bates College enrolls 1, students, of whom study abroad each semester. This includes two semesters, plus a Short Term consisting of five weeks in the Spring, in which only one class is taken and in-depth coursework is commonplace.
The largest natural science academic department is the Biology department, followed by Mathematics, Physics, and Geology. The program consists of three years at Bates and a followed two years at the school of engineering resulting in a degree from Bates and the school of engineering.
Students at Bates take a first-year seminar, which provides a template for the rest of the four years at Bates. The student selects a specific topic offered by the college, and works together in a small class with a scholar-in-field professor of that topic, to study and critically analyze the subject.
All first-year seminars place importance on writing ability, and composition in order to facilitate the process of complex and fluid ideas being put down on paper. Seminars range from constitutional analysis to mathematical theorizing.
After three complete years at Bates, each student participates in a senior thesis or capstone that demonstrates expertise and overall knowledge of the MajorMinor or General Education Concentrations GECs.
The Senior Thesis is an intensive program that begins with the skills taught in the first-year program and concludes with a compiled thesis that stresses research and innovation. A feature of a Bates education is the Honors Program which includes a tutorial-based thesis modeled after the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
A faculty member must nominate the student for thesis candidacy by the conclusion of their junior year. Under the guidance of the nominating faculty member, the student declares his or her thesis s at the start of senior year and concludes it before his or her graduation.
The thesis is subject to an oral examinationwhich is loosely based on defending a dissertation or oral argumentation. The oral examination committee includes a member of the faculty from a different department, and an examiner who specializes in the field of study the student is defending and is usually from another institution.
In chemistry, the college has played an important role in shaping ideas about inorganic chemistry and is considered the birthplace of inorganic photochemistry as its early manifestations was started at the college by alumnus George Hammond who was later dubbed "the father of the movement".
The telescope is used for research by the college, local government agencies, and other educational institutions. All tenured faculty possess the highest degree in their field.
Mount David Summit[ edit ] The college holds the annual Mount David Summit which serves as a platform for students of all years to present undergraduate research, creative art, performance, and various other academic projects and is named after the campus' Mount David.JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources.
The University of Notre Dame du Lac (or simply Notre Dame / ˌ n oʊ t ər ˈ d eɪ m / NOH-tər-DAYM or ND) is a private, non-profit Catholic research university in the community of Notre Dame, Indiana near the city of South Bend, in the United States.
The main campus covers 1, acres ( ha) in a suburban setting and it contains a number of . Office of the Dean of the College; Search form. From your first semester at Princeton through your senior thesis, ProCES can help you. Find service courses, internships, and funding for community-engaged independent work.
for Community Partners. Reed College is an independent liberal arts college in southeast Portland in the U.S. state of webkandii.comd in , Reed is a residential college with a campus in Portland's Eastmoreland neighborhood, featuring architecture based on the Tudor-Gothic style, and a forested canyon nature preserve at its center..
Reed is known for its academic rigor, mandatory freshman Humanities program. Oct 06, · Mostly, though, I didn’t go on in physics because not a single professor — not even the adviser who supervised my senior thesis . Oct 06, · Mostly, though, I didn’t go on in physics because not a single professor — not even the adviser who supervised my senior thesis — encouraged me to go to graduate school.