Slideshow: Smiles, cheers, songs, and a toast at the $19 million gift announcement

The surprise announcement of $19 million in new gifts to Bates took place on Feb. 5, 2016, in historic Memorial Commons amid cheers, smiles, song, and a toast to the seven Bates families whose gifts will create six new professorships and launch the college’s Program in Digital and Computational Studies.

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