Archives for "Commencement"
May 17, 2000 3:34 pm
Desmond Tutu, archbishop emeritus of the Diocese of Cape Town and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for his advocacy of racial justice in South Africa, will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree and speak at the 134th commencement at Bates College. Donald W. Harward, president of Bates College, will confer bachelor’s degrees on approximately 475 seniors at 10 a.m. Monday, May 29, in an outdoor ceremony in front of Coram Library. In case of rain, the graduation exercises will be held in the nearby Margaret Hopkins Merrill Gymnasium.
June 2, 1999 12:00 am
Two area residents received bachelor’s degrees during Bates College’s 133rd commencement exercises Monday, May 31 in an outdoor ceremony on the main campus quadrangle. Richard C. Holbrooke, career diplomat and chief negotiator for the 1995 Dayton peace accord that served to suspend ethnic cleansing and warfare in Bosnia, received an honorary doctorate of laws and delivered the commencement address to an audience of some 2,500 at the ceremonies in front of historic Coram Library. Beneath sunny skies, Bates President Donald W. Harward conferred bachelor’s degrees on 417 graduates.
May 25, 1998 1:28 pm
Profile of Bates’ class of 1998.
May 25, 1998 1:21 pm
Fifteen area residents received bachelor’s degrees during Bates College’s 132nd commencement exercises Monday in an outdoor ceremony on the main quadrangle. Doris Kearns-Goodwin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, delivered the commencement address to an audience of some 3,000.
June 3, 1997 10:32 am
Stuart Abelson, a graduating senior from Andover, Mass., left Bates with a splash, when he waterskied across Lake Andrews on May 23, wearing a Bobcat mascot suit. Abelson was towed by a car driving alongside the two acre-size body of water that the students affectionately call “the puddle.” Abelson’s single pass on Lake Andrews lasted about 15 seconds.
May 26, 1997 12:50 pm
Former president of Costa Rica Oscar Arias told 472 Bates College graduates that the future of the world lies in “the defense of humanitarian values” at Monday’s outdoor commencement exercises before a crowd of 3,500.
May 26, 1997 12:41 pm
Twenty area residents received bachelor’s degrees during Bates College’s 131st commencement exercises on Monday (May 26) in an outdoor ceremony on the main quadrangle. Oscar Arias, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning former president of Costa Rica, delivered the commencement address to an audience of some 3,000.
June 6, 1996 12:00 am
Longtime Wellesley resident Natalie Webber Gulbrandsen was one of four distinguished recipients of honorary degrees at the 130th commencement of Bates College on May 27.
May 27, 1996 11:43 am
Honorary degrees: Peter J. Gomes, minister of the Memorial Church and Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard University; Natalie Webber Gulbrandsen, president of the International Association for Religious Freedom; and Edward O. Wilson, entomologist and Pellegrino University Professor at Harvard
May 27, 1996 11:39 am
Fifteen area residents received bachelor’s degrees during Bates College’s 130th commencement exercises on Monday (May 27) in an outdoor ceremony on the main quadrangle. The distinguished Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe delivered the commencement address to an audience of some 3,000.