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April 18, 2011 9:38 am

Video: Handing in senior honors thesis, an unforgettable moment

Video: Handing in senior honors thesis, an unforgettable moment

The Bates community celebrates an academic milestone with a flourish.


April 14, 2011 11:17 pm

Video: "Caesar dies, news at 11"

Students in Associate Professor of Classics and Medieval Studies Margaret Imber‘s course “The Roman Civilization: The Republic” (CMHI 108) explored…


April 14, 2011 3:05 pm

Bates a top school for ROI, says Bloomberg Businessweek

Bloomberg Businessweek and PayScale say Bates is best in Maine and in top 12 percent of U.S. colleges and universities for return on investment.


April 13, 2011 3:13 pm

President Hansen’s biographical background

Elaine Tuttle Hansen became president of Bates College on July 1, 2002, the seventh president of the College since its…


April 13, 2011 3:12 pm

Major Achievements During President Hansen’s Tenure

Strengthening Student Diversity Hansen’s emphasis has been first on revitalizing a campus-wide conversation about the college’s commitment to diversity and…


April 13, 2011 3:08 pm

To the Bates Community From President Elaine Tuttle Hansen

Dear Members of the Bates College Community, As Mike Bonney notes in his message, I will be stepping down as…


April 13, 2011 3:02 pm

To the Bates College Community From Trustee Chairman Mike Bonney ’80

On behalf of the Bates College Board of Trustees, I write to announce that President Elaine Hansen has informed the Trustee Executive Committee of her intention to step down as Bates President effective July 2011.


April 13, 2011 2:46 pm

Bates President Elaine Tuttle Hansen plans to step down after nine years in office for new leadership position

Elaine Tuttle Hansen, the seventh President of Bates College, announced to the campus community today that she plans to step down from her post as president effective July 2011. She will depart after nine years of leadership in which the institution — already regarded as a national and international leader in liberal arts and sciences education — has moved into an ever-stronger position in academic stature and reputation.


April 11, 2011 1:23 pm

Video postcard: Re-enacting the historical Battle of Maldon

On the Historic Quad, students in Associate Professor of English Sylvia Federico‘s course “Lord of the Rings in Context” re-enact…


April 11, 2011 9:01 am

Touring in support of new CD, rapper Lupe Fiasco to perform

Only two months after the release of his third album, “Lasers,” acclaimed hip hop artist Lupe Fiasco performs at Bates College at 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, in the Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building (Gray Cage), 130 Central Ave. Tickets are available at for $40 each, with a maximum purchase per buyer of four tickets. For more information, please contact the Chase Hall Committee, concert sponsor, at 207-795-7496.