Throwback to May 23

100 years ago: 1922

A Lewiston woman, prominent in civic affairs, called The Sun on Monday morning to express her outrage at the use of Lewiston City Park for parking spaces. Among other things, the park looks pretty shabby now without making a pavement out of it.

50 years ago: 1972

Representative Louis Jalbert of Lewiston will be the guest speaker on Wednesday evening at Happy Jack’s Restaurant, Lewiston, for a meeting of the Club Richelieu. His subject will be “State finances”.

25 years ago: 1997

Bates College is one of 10 colleges and universities to competitively participate in a three-year initiative 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 the national higher education associations, and the only one whose mission is to improve the undergraduate education. Bates was chosen from 76 applicants, each with a strong women’s studies program and an institutional commitment to improving the campus climate and program offerings for women in science. Each selected school formed a six-member campus team guided by a team leader to facilitate the project. Math professor Bonnie Schulman leads the team of Bates professors consisting of Pam Baker and Sharon Kinsman, biology: Elizabeth Tobin, history: Mark Semon, physics, and Georgia Nigro, psychology. “It’s quite an honor,” Schulman said. “This was a national competition and the prize means that Bates will now be a leader in the movement to improve science education for women.” Along with other participants, Bates will develop new courses on women in science, integrate new gender and science scholarships into the existing curriculum, and develop innovative teaching methods for women studying science. The project will produce several publications on the curricular changes developed on these 10 campuses and on the ways in which schools can succeed in bridging the gap between gender and science. The 10 schools were chosen by a national panel of leading female science researchers.

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