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Monday

June 6, 2011
1:00 pm

Video: President Hansen's Baccalaureate address on 'figuring out what comes next'

In her annual Baccalaureate address, President Elaine Tuttle Hansen tells the seniors that when we complete one of life’s challenges,…

Friday

June 3, 2011
11:55 am

Reunion Weekend tribute to the late Rev. Peter J. Gomes '65 set for June 11

During this year’s alumni Reunion Weekend, Bates College will pay tribute to the late Rev. Professor Peter J. Gomes ’65,…

Wednesday

June 1, 2011
11:27 am

Video: Commencement 2011 honorand panel discussion

The evening before Commencement, the honorary degree recipients gather in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall to share personal insights…

Tuesday

May 31, 2011
4:48 pm

Slide show features 2011 Commencement day photographs

* View the slide show by clicking the thumbnails. Always uplifting, the 2011 Commencement ceremony had a conversational, convivial spirit,…

Tuesday

May 31, 2011
4:01 pm

Video: Seniors of 2011 reflect on defining Bates moments

Each Commencement season, we share brief videos of Bates seniors reflecting on their Bates experience. These comments come from a…

Tuesday

May 31, 2011
3:37 pm

Video: Looking back, Margaret Cadden '11 reflects on the ebb and flow of Bates life

Each Commencement season, we offer brief videos of Bates seniors reflecting on their Bates experience. Here, Margaret Cadden ’11 of…

Tuesday

May 31, 2011
3:35 pm

Video: Looking back, Uriel Gonzalez '11 reflects on 'what makes Bates'

Each Commencement season, we offer brief videos of Bates seniors reflecting on their Bates experience. Here, Uriel Gonzalez ’11 of…

Tuesday

May 31, 2011
3:33 pm

Video: Looking back, Drew Gallagher ’11 reflects on an admission tour’s happy ending

Each Commencement season, we offer brief videos of Bates seniors reflecting on their Bates experience. Here, Admission fellow Drew Gallagher…

Sunday

May 29, 2011
3:24 pm

Commencement report: The only failure is the failure to persist

“You will fail — you should fail,” Evelynn Hammonds, dean of Harvard College, told the Bates College class of 2011 on May 29. “But if you stick with it, and let your peculiarities become assets, you will succeed.”
Hammond, who is also a historian of science and professor of African American studies at Harvard, was one of three honorary degree recipients who spoke at the college’s 145th commencement. The others were Frank Glazer, a pianist of international renown and member of the Bates music faculty, and Robert Langer, an Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a highly prolific inventor of healthcare technologies.

Sunday

May 29, 2011
2:32 pm

Video: President Hansen offers Commencement 2011 welcome

In President Elaine Tuttle Hansen’s Commencement welcome, she says that founders of Bates would easily recognize the graduates’ shared values…