Roland Adams

Roland works to draw local and national news media attention to Bates stories while also helping to meet media needs during significant events and issues involving the college.

Stories by Roland Adams
Students in line for last year's Convocation procession, part of the opening of each school year. The Class of 2017 will participate in that tradition on Sept. 3. Bates College/Phyllis Graber Jensen
Bates welcomes the high-achieving, highly diverse Class of 2017

Thursday, August 29, 2013 11:54 am

Bates' Convocation, on Sept. 3, marks the opening of the school year and the formal entry of the 502 members of the Class of 2017.

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Portland paper quotes Spencer on Obama plan to rate colleges’ cost and value

Monday, August 26, 2013 4:38 pm

The Portland Press Herald sought the opinion of the Bates president, among others, about the new proposal.

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Spencer joins select group of college leaders in Presidential Innovation Lab project

Thursday, July 18, 2013 8:00 am

President Spencer is part of a new national group of college and university leaders who will explore ways in which new technological approaches to higher education might be used to boost the number of Americans able to earn a college degree.

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.

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.

A Bates crowd at the Courthouse Plaza on Lisbon Street listens to the all-college a cappella performance that concluded the 2012 "College Night in Town." Photograph by Michael Pasek '12.
College Night in Town returns May 1

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 2:00 pm

The event offers all area college students an opportunity to get better acquainted with dining, entertainment and shopping options in Lewiston and Auburn.

Devin Tatro '14 with some of the competitors in the first Kapchowra Kids Race, held Dec. 1, 2012 in Kapchowra, Uganda.
Runner, Ugandan villagers create race to dreams

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 8:16 am

Devin Tatro got a study-abroad experience that let her combine her academic and extracurricular interests — and encourage children to pursue their goals.

Pieck says her undergraduate professors "changed the way I understood the world." Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.
Recent tenure appointee Sonja Pieck explores “the nexus of power and nature”

Thursday, March 28, 2013 8:40 am

What is nature, who gets to decide its fate and why? And how can those who are excluded from environmental governance get some say?

The Rev. Bill Blaine-Wallace at one of the Bates activities he helped lead in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2013. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College
Multifaith Chaplain Bill Blaine-Wallace to retire in June

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 8:40 am

Blaine-Wallace plans to “re-author his vocational life” by establishing a counseling practice in Farmington, Maine.

The new grant from the Mellon Foundation will support a four-year project focusing on innovation in humanities curriculum and teaching at Bates.
Mellon Foundation awards Bates $1 million to support innovations in learning and teaching

Thursday, January 17, 2013 3:49 pm

The new grant will support a four-year project focusing on the humanities at Bates.

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