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May 29, 2000 2:15 pm

Tutu calls for debt forgiveness for poorest countries

As members of the world’s family, affluent nations should forgive the debt of Third World nations, Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu told Bates College graduates, family and friends during commencement exercises Monday, May 29.


May 26, 2000 2:07 pm

Area students to graduate from Bates

Eleven area residents will receive bachelor’s degrees during Bates College’s 134th commencement exercises Monday, May 29, in an outdoor ceremony on the main campus quadrangle.


May 17, 2000 3:34 pm

Bates commencement slated for May 29; Tutu to speak

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.


February 7, 2000 2:04 pm

"Scientific and Medical Entrepreneurship" discussed in series

Dr. Michael Thorne Kelly, vice president for research, chairman of the board and founder of Advanced Management Catalyst Inc. in Wiscasset, and Dr. William S. Holt, Bates College class of 1963 and CEO of Eye Care & Surgery Center of Maine, will discuss “Scientific and Medical Entrepreneurship” at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives at Bates College. The presentation is part of The Bates Seminar Series in Entrepreneurship, and public is invited to attend free of charge.


November 15, 1999 12:00 am

Seminar series in entrepreneurship explores finance and human capital

Jack Keigwin, a member of the Bates College class of 1959 and president of F.H. French Co. Inc. of Lincoln, R.I., a leading designer of commercial and industrial properties, will discuss “Sustaining the Vision: Finance and Human Capital” at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. Keigwin’s talk is part of the Bates Seminar Series in Entrepreneurship. The public is invited to attend free of charge.


June 30, 1999 12:00 am

St. Cecilia Trio to perform concerts

The St. Cecilia Trio, composed of pianist Duncan Cumming, Bates class of 1993; cellist Sölen Dikener; and violinist Hilary Walther, will perform three concerts at Bates College July 13, July 15 and July 17 at 8 p.m. in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $2 for students and seniors. Call the Olin Arts Center, 207-786-6135, for more information.


June 2, 1999 12:00 am

Area students to graduate from Bates

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.


January 21, 1999 11:43 am

Chamber music recital to be given at Bates

The St. Cecilia Piano Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday Feb. 7, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. The public is invited to attend free of charge.


October 2, 1998 1:47 pm

1998 Homecoming Weekend Schedule

Bates College will celebrate “Back to Bates” homecoming Friday, Oct.16, through Sunday, Oct. 18, with many on-campus events for students, alumni and Bates employees.


May 29, 1998 1:38 pm

Bates alumni to convene for June reunion

Approximately 1,300 alumni, friends and family will convene at Bates College for the 1998 Reunion Weekend June 5-7.