Stories from May 2013
Attention, L-A shoppers! Bates’ popular Clean Sweep sale returns June 15

Friday, May 31, 2013 1:18 pm

Bates' popular "Clean Sweep" sale returns for the 13th year on Saturday, June 15.

The members of the Bates Class of 2013 gathered in Underhill Arena on Friday, May 24 for their class photo. Photo by Mike Bradley/Bates College.
Commencement attracts news coverage near and far

Thursday, May 30, 2013 3:30 pm

News outlets in Maine and a number of other states presented coverage of this year's event.

Professor of Sociology Sawyer Sylvester (left) and retiring Dean of the Faculty Pam Baker '69 just prior to Commencement. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.
Multimedia: Commencement Weekend 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 12:49 pm

Multimedia coverage of Commencement Weekend 2013, including complete video of the graduation ceremony.

Stonyfield chair to Bates Class of 2013: Push back

Sunday, May 26, 2013 3:23 pm

"Many of the so-called experts have been wrong and now need to be second-guessed," the co-founder and chairman of organic yogurt maker Stonyfield Farm told the Bates Class of 2013. "And that's actually your job."

Commencement 2013: Senior address by Thomas Holmberg

Sunday, May 26, 2013 2:35 pm

"I have this very special opportunity to speak before you today and deliver my love letter to you, Bates College," said Thomas Holmberg.

Commencement speaker Gary Hirshberg told the graduates that "challenging the conventional wisdom can be scary. But everything that’s ever been important has happened because someone asked the powerful two words: Why not?" Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen.
Commencement 2013: Address by Gary Hirshberg

Sunday, May 26, 2013 1:00 pm

The graduates' level of community engagement and real world applied learning, said Gary Hirshberg, "will be as critical a contributor to your futures as any academic achievement."

Commencement 2013: Honorand citations and conferrals for Cronon, Hansen, Hirshberg, Pinn

Sunday, May 26, 2013 1:00 pm

The following are the honorary degree citations and conferrals for William Cronon,...

From left, Donald Wason '79 with daughters Sarah '13 and Rebecca Wason St. Cyr '09 and wife Nancy '81. Rebecca holds her son -- future Bates Class of 2034?
Alumni parents celebrate children’s unique achievements

Sunday, May 26, 2013 11:00 am

Following in their parents’ footprints may have led them to Bates, but children of alumni blaze their own trails on campus — and their families couldn’t be more proud.

The members of the Bates Class of 2013 gathered in Underhill Arena on Friday, May 24 for their class photo. Photo by Mike Bradley/Bates College.
The Class of 2013, by the numbers

Friday, May 24, 2013 10:17 am

For those who like statistics, here's how this year's graduates stack up.

BatesNews: May 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013 3:00 pm

In this issue, the best way to follow Commencement — if you're not on campus.

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