Slide show features 2010 President for a Day

View the slide show by clicking the thumbnails. Photographs by Phyllis Graber Jensen

Day Tripper


President for a Day at Bates annually has a student (Margaret Koerber ’10 of New Orleans this year) tending to Elaine Tuttle Hansen’s to-do list while President Hansen experiences the student’s typical day.

“I think one of the most important capacities we aim to teach at a liberal arts college is how to see things from multiple perspectives, and it’s also one of the hardest things we ask people to do,” says Hansen. “So a primary reason for this little experiment in trading places with a student is to give myself an opportunity to see from a very different perspective what Bates looks like on any given day.”

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