Stories from May 2012
Bates appoints Leigh Weisenburger as Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 1:30 am

Bates President-elect Clayton Spencer today announced the appointment of Leigh A. Weisenburger,...

From left, Bonnie Bassler, Robert De Niro, Gwen Ifill and interim Bates College President Nancy Cable watch the proceedings at the 146th Commencement. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.
With Bassler, De Niro, Ifill, the star power shines at Commencement 2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012 3:57 pm

In a ceremony rich with laughs thanks to honorands Bonnie Bassler, Robert De Niro and Gwen Ifill, 463 Bates graduates received their diplomas on May 27.

Commencement 2012: honorand Robert De Niro remarks transcript

Sunday, May 27, 2012 12:42 pm

Thank you Michael [Chu ’80, trustee citation presenter]. I’m sure you’re thinking:...

Commencement 2012: honorand Bonnie Bassler remarks transcript

Sunday, May 27, 2012 12:38 pm

Thank you, Val [Smith ’75, trustee presenter], for that lovely introduction. Congratulations...

Commencement 2012: honorand Gwen Ifill remarks transcript

Sunday, May 27, 2012 12:35 pm

Yesterday I met my fellow honorands for the first time, and I...

BatesNews May 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012 10:00 am

This issue features news about the college's Commencement webcast, featuring honorands and speakers Bonnie Bassler, Robert De Niro and Gwen Ifill, available online at

Gathered students, staff, and faculty fill the College Chapel pews during a memorial service for Evan Dube  '15.
‘Do a random act of kindness’ for Evan Dube, memorial gathering told

Thursday, May 24, 2012 4:21 pm

Bates' goodbye to Evan Dube '15 will be long, but a May 24 remembrance revealed a path toward healing.

President-elect Clayton Spencer becomes the college's eighth president on July 1, 2012. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen.
Harvard Crimson profiles Bates President-elect Clayton Spencer

Thursday, May 24, 2012 8:29 am

As Harvard concludes its academic year and Clayton Spencer prepares to take...

Bates remembers Evan Dube ’15

Monday, May 21, 2012 8:00 am

Bates College has been shaken and deeply saddened to learn that first-year student Evan Dube died May 19 in Scotland.

Bates students’ art brightens workday for emergency dispatchers

Monday, May 21, 2012 7:22 am

The Lewiston-Auburn 911 Communication Center is a cheerier workplace thanks to two student artists from Bates.

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