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LA has 5 institutions of higher education, 2 vocational schools, a strong continuing education system, and a museum capturing the wisdom of our past. LA is alive with education opportunities for for young and old, including students from across the country and abroad.

Bates Debators Ranked 5th Nationally

by GeneGeiger on November 10, 2013

Bates College debators have traditionally ranked in the top tier of colleges nationwide.  Currently, the Bates team ranks fifth overall in the American Parliamentary Debate Association standings, trailing only Yale, Harvard, Brandeis and Rutgers. Taylor Blackburn ’15 and Matt Summers ’15 get ready to drive the Bates team to Harvard for a recent tournament, where they finished fifth […]

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Bates Catalyst Fund: Supporting Transformational Change

by GeneGeiger on November 10, 2013

Bates is alive and moving forward with new energy under President Clayton Spenser.  A gift of $11.5 million from current and past members of the Bates College Board of Trustees will empower the college to strengthen core academic programs and “to position Bates to embrace transformational change,” in the words of Bates President Clayton Spencer. […]

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Bates College: 31st Best In The US

by GeneGeiger on October 17, 2013

The Daily Beast listed Bates College as 31st best in the country, just after Notre Dame, on its Top 200 “Down and Dirty Guide.” “Climbing walls and organic mac-n-cheese are cool, but what really defines a great college in 2013 is how well it prepares you for life after commencement. With that in mind, The […]

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25 Years For L-A College!

by GeneGeiger on September 8, 2013

Mary Sylvain-Leonas of Greene was in the first class to graduate from Lewiston-Auburn College in Lewiston in 1991 L-A College is celebrating 25 years, but it took tenacity to finally land the campus, part of the University of Southern Maine, in here. “In my 12 years as a legislator, there was no single issue I […]

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The national Land Trust Alliance has published an article which features the work of Androscoggin Land Trust and their partners at Tree Street Youth. Fishing Lessons On The Androscoggin The day a bunch of East African children caught their first fish in a Maine river was an amazing experience, says Julie Sleeper, director of the Tree Street Youth […]

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