Archives for "Admissions"
September 7, 2006 12:00 am
Convocation is about the new, and novelty abounded at the 2006 Bates College convocation. Of course, the ceremony always opens a new academic year — this is the 152nd — and welcomes new students, some 500 of them this time around. Yet this year’s convocation, held Sept. 6, also included the public debut of the College’s new chaplain, Rev. William Blaine-Wallace, and marked the start of an important tradition. Where Bates for years has invited outside speakers to give the convocation address, that honor this time went to a faculty member, the poet and English professor Rob Farnsworth.
August 28, 2006 11:27 am
Bates College begins its 152nd academic year with a convocation address by Robert Farnsworth, a member of the English faculty and a nationally known poet, at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, on the college’s Historic Quadrangle.
August 22, 2006 11:35 am
August is peak season for college guides, and Bates continues to get high marks in them. In the 2007 edition of U.S. News & World Report ‘s America’s Best Colleges, Bates is ranked 23rd among 215 national liberal arts colleges. The magazine says its rankings are based on peer assessment of presidents and deans, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources of the institution, alumni giving and graduation rates.
June 9, 2006 12:00 am
Bates alumni arriving for their College’s 138th Reunion anticipated traditional revelry and fellowship as well as a chance to honor their own. All awards will be presented Saturday during the midday Alumni Awards Ceremony, held in Merrill Gymnasium due to rain.
November 3, 2005 3:33 pm
On Friday, Nov. 11, high school juniors and seniors from all over Maine are invited to visit Bates College for the college’s 25th annual Maine Day.
Starting at 8 a.m., this open house draws students and their parents from as far afield as Aroostook and York counties, typically attracting as many as 150 participants. The program includes campus tours, visits to classes and workshops relating to the Bates application process
October 1, 2005 10:34 am
In a milestone 20-year study of its well-known policy for optional SATs for admission, Bates College has found no differences in academic performance or graduation rates between submitters and non-submitters.
September 13, 2005 11:39 am
The school year wasn’t supposed to start this way. Instead of easing into her New Orleans apartment and her Tulane University course work, Maddy O’Brien of Winthrop, Maine, found herself spending school’s first week as an evacuee 125 miles away in Lafayette, La. — one of the hundreds of thousands unsure of what Hurricane Katrina had done to their lives.
September 1, 2005 1:16 pm
Bates College has announced that any Maine undergraduates enrolled at colleges or universities in the New Orleans and Mississippi Gulf Coast area devastated by Hurricane Katrina will be welcome to take courses for credit without charge at Bates College this fall semester.
August 28, 2005 10:24 am
In the U.S. News & World Report 2006 edition of America’s Best Colleges, Bates ranks 21st nationally among 215 liberal arts colleges. The magazine says its rankings are based on a mix of peer assessment, rates of student retention and graduation, faculty resources, admissions selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.
July 28, 2005 9:25 am
President Elaine Tuttle Hansen has announced five appointments to the Bates College Board of Trustees: Robert E. Burke of Boston, Mass.; Marjorie Northrop Friedman of Dallas, Texas; Jennifer L.Guckel of Charlestown, Mass.; Dana Petersen Moore of Baltimore, Md.; and Quoc K. Tran of Omaha, Neb.