Video: Former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell’s keynote to ‘Open to the World’

George Mitchell, whose Mitchell Institute provides scholarships to Maine students, greets Bates Mitchell Scholars on Oct. 27. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen.

Sharing the Chapel chancel with 15 Bates students supported in their studies by a statewide program that he founded, former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell LL.D. ’85 used incidents from his own life to drive home higher education’s value to both personal growth and economic success.

Mitchell addressed the Bates community Oct. 27 following the dedication ceremony of newly renovated Hedge and Roger Williams halls.

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