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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…

Sunday

May 29, 2011
1:41 pm

Video: Commencement 2011 honorand remarks

Video of Commencement 2011 remarks by honorary degree recipients: Frank Glazer, pianist and Bates artist in residence Evelynn Hammonds, scholar…

Sunday

May 29, 2011
12:36 pm

Commencement 2011: Glazer, Hammonds, Langer honorand speech transcripts

The following is an unedited transcript, subject to change and correction,¬†of Commencement 2011 remarks by honorary degree recipients Frank Glazer,…

Sunday

May 29, 2011
8:38 am

The Class of 2011: Who they are, where they're from, what they studied

Of the 437 students that Bates College graduated on Sunday, May 29, 240 are women and 197 are men. According to figures released on May 27, 44 students are from Maine and 29 from foreign countries. Thirty-seven of the United States are represented in the class of 2011.

Thursday

May 26, 2011
2:58 pm

Video: Looking back, Emily Howe '11 reflects on meeting Bates coaches

Through Commencement, we’ll offer brief videos of Bates seniors reflecting on their Bates experience. Here, Emily Howe ’11 of Carlisle,…

Tuesday

May 24, 2011
9:15 am

Video: Looking back, Emily Cassidy '11 reflects on 'the criminology guy'

Through Commencement, we’ll offer brief videos of Bates seniors reflecting on their Bates experience. Here, Emily Cassidy ’11 of East…

Monday

May 23, 2011
12:39 pm

Video: Looking back, Walter Garcia '11 reflects on debating

Through Commencement, we’ll offer brief videos of Bates seniors reflecting on their Bates experience. Here, Walter Garcia ’11 of Deer…

Friday

May 20, 2011
11:33 am

Video: Looking back, Molly Newton '11 reflects on 'Why Bates?'

Through Commencement, we’ll offer brief videos of Bates seniors reflecting on their Bates experience. Here, Molly Newton ’11 of Northampton,…