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Video: Seniors gathering for Commencement describe Bates in a word

Videographer Josh Ajamu ’14 of Breinigsville, Pa., and I headed out to Alumni Walk at 9 a.m. on Commencement day to ask one question of a few graduating seniors (and one nonagenarian):

What one word best describes Bates?

Their responses are below. “In a Word: Bates” is an end-of-year project of the Bates Fund that’s seen a variety of alumni, faculty, staff and students responding to the Bates-in-a-word question.

“Holistic,” says Joseph Kibbe ’11 of Portland, Ore.


“First-rate,” says Frank Glazer, Bates Artist in Residence


“Opportunity,” says Ethan Waldman ’11 of Playa del Rey, Calif.


“Chill,” says Gavin Segall-Abrams, Greensboro, N.C.


“Experience,” says Nikki Rankine ’11 of Brooklyn, N.Y.


“Tight-knit,” says Ada Tadmor ’11 of Brookline, Mass.


“Tradition,” says Graham Jones ’11 of Belmont, Mass.


“Rollercoaster,” says Shervin Chambers ’12 of Brooklyn, N.Y.


“Complete,” says Theodore Sutherland ’11 of Accra, Ghana



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