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Friday

June 1, 2012 2:48 pm

Clean Sweep, Bates College’s ‘garage sale,’ returns for 12th year

Clean Sweep, Bates College’s ‘garage sale,’ returns for 12th year

The June 16 Clean Sweep is a “garage sale” on a massive scale that benefits the environment, community organizations and countless satisfied shoppers.

Friday

June 1, 2012 2:31 pm

Harward Center honors individuals, groups for strengthening town-gown ties

Harward Center honors individuals, groups for strengthening town-gown ties

In a May 8 ceremony, the Harward Center for Community Partnerships honored 15 persons and organizations for their efforts to strengthen college-community ties.

Tuesday

May 29, 2012 1:30 am

Bates appoints Leigh Weisenburger as Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

Bates appoints Leigh Weisenburger as Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

Bates President-elect Clayton Spencer today announced the appointment of Leigh A. Weisenburger, Bates’ current director of admission, as the college’s…

Sunday

May 27, 2012 3:57 pm

With Bassler, De Niro, Ifill, the star power shines at Commencement 2012

With Bassler, De Niro, Ifill, the star power shines at Commencement 2012

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.

Sunday

May 27, 2012 12:42 pm

Commencement 2012: honorand Robert De Niro remarks transcript

Commencement 2012: honorand Robert De Niro remarks transcript

Thank you Michael [Chu '80, trustee citation presenter]. I’m sure you’re thinking: Wouldn’t it have been cool if Michael Chu…

Sunday

May 27, 2012 12:38 pm

Commencement 2012: honorand Bonnie Bassler remarks transcript

Commencement 2012: honorand Bonnie Bassler remarks transcript

Thank you, Val [Smith '75, trustee presenter], for that lovely introduction. Congratulations to the Bates Class of 2012. What an…

Sunday

May 27, 2012 12:35 pm

Commencement 2012: honorand Gwen Ifill remarks transcript

Commencement 2012: honorand Gwen Ifill remarks transcript

Yesterday I met my fellow honorands for the first time, and I decided that I instantly love them, but now…

Friday

May 25, 2012 10:00 am

BatesNews May 2012

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 bates.edu/live.

Thursday

May 24, 2012 4:21 pm

‘Do a random act of kindness’ for Evan Dube, memorial gathering told

‘Do a random act of kindness’ for Evan Dube, memorial gathering told

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

Thursday

May 24, 2012 8:29 am

Harvard Crimson profiles Bates President-elect Clayton Spencer

Harvard Crimson profiles Bates President-elect Clayton Spencer

As Harvard concludes its academic year and Clayton Spencer prepares to take up her new position as the eighth president…