Stories from 2012
Clean Sweep, Bates College’s ‘garage sale,’ returns for 12th year

Friday, June 1, 2012 2:48 pm

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

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

Friday, June 1, 2012 2:31 pm

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

Commencement 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012 10:31 am

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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.

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