100 Years Ago: 1922

A Lewiston woman who is prominent in civic affairs called on The Sun Monday morning to voice her indignation at the use of the Lewiston city park for auto parking spaces. Among other things the park looks shabby enough now without making a roadway of it.

50 Years Ago: 1972

Rep. Louis Jalbert of Lewiston will be the guest speaker Wednesday night at Happy Jack’s Restaurant, Lewiston, for a meeting of the Richelieu Club. His topic will be “State Finances.”

25 Years Ago: 1997

Bates College is one of 10 colleges and universities competitively to participate in a three year initiative designed to strengthen undergraduate science for women. The college was chosen by the Program on the Status and Education of Women, which is one of only two women’s offices in national higher education-associations, and the sole one whose mission is to improve undergraduate education. Bates was chosen from a field of 76 applications, each with a strong women’s studies program and an institutional commitment to improving the campus climate and curricular offerings for women in science. Each selected school has formed a campus team of six members guided by a team leader to facilitate the project. Math professor Bonnie Schulman leads the Bates faculty team composed of Pam Baker and Sharon Kinsman, biology: Elizabeth Tobin, history: Mark Semon, physics, and Georgia Nigro, psychology. “It’s quite an honor,” Schulman said. “It was a nationwide competition and the award means that Bates now will be a leader in the movement to improve science education for women.” Along with other participants, Bates will develop new courses on women and science, incorporate new scholarship on gender and science into the existing curriculum, and develop innovative teaching methods for women studying science. The project will produce several publications about the curricular changes developed on these 10 campuses and ways schools can successfully bridge the gender-science gap. The 10 schools were chosen by a national panel of leading women science scholars.

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