Stories about "Integrity"
During the winter months, the Bates Admission team gathered in Lindholm House to review the 5,300-plus applications for the Class of 2010. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)
Quotes heard during admission decisions — and what they mean

Friday, April 8, 2016 8:00 am

In their deliberations, the Bates Admission deans seek to answer two overarching and linked questions: Is this student right for Bates? And is Bates right for this student?

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Judith Magyar Isaacson ’65, LL.D. ’94, dies at age 90

Thursday, November 12, 2015 12:27 pm

She was an educator, author, champion of equal opportunity for women, and a human-rights advocate whose passion was forged by her experiences in the Holocaust.

Chick Leahey (right) runs a bunting drill during an early spring practice in the Gray Athletic Building. (Photo courtesy of the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library)
As Chick Leahey’s jersey number is retired, 11 things to know about the great Bates coach and man

Friday, October 24, 2014 12:00 pm

At halftime of tomorrow's Homecoming football game, Bates will retire the No. 11 baseball jersey worn by William "Chick" Leahey ’52 during his 36 years as head coach.

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President Spencer calls on students to help foster more responsible and respectful behavior

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 1:54 am

The rare all-student meeting begins a campus conversation about alcohol use and the threat it poses to the health and safety of students and neighbors.

Edmund Muskie '36 is sworn in as U.S. secretary of state by longtime friend and adviser Frank Coffin '40, a federal judge at the time. Looking on are, from left, President Jimmy Carter; Muskie's daughter Ellen Muskie Allen; and his wife, Jane Muskie.
On Ed Muskie’s 100th birthday, six things everyone should know

Thursday, March 27, 2014 2:08 pm

On his centennial today, what everyone should know about Edmund Muskie '36, our iconic U.S. statesman and environmental pioneer.

Crystal Williams, associate vice president and chief diversity officer at Bates. (Leah Nash)
Crystal Ann Williams named associate vice president and chief diversity officer

Monday, August 12, 2013 1:34 pm

Williams will oversee the Office of Equity and Diversity and the Office of Intercultural Education and serve as a member of the president’s senior staff.

Commencement speaker Gary Hirshberg told the graduates that "challenging the conventional wisdom can be scary. But everything that’s ever been important has happened because someone asked the powerful two words: Why not?" Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen.
Commencement 2013: Address by Gary Hirshberg

Sunday, May 26, 2013 1:00 pm

The graduates' level of community engagement and real world applied learning, said Gary Hirshberg, "will be as critical a contributor to your futures as any academic achievement."

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Trustee Chair Emeritus E. Robert Kinney ’39, corporate and civic leader with ‘good, gutsy Maine business sense,’ dies at 96

Thursday, May 9, 2013 6:00 pm

Kinney was a model corporate leader, a former CEO of General Mills who "always ready with a helping hand."

Maine magazine profiles President Clayton Spencer

Friday, May 3, 2013 3:44 pm

In the April issue of Maine Magazine, President Clayton Spencer talks about her love affair with Maine and her philosophy of "shared enterprise."

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Media describe arc of newspaperman Brian McGrory ’84, new Boston Globe editor

Monday, February 25, 2013 11:02 am

McGrory once served 52 readers as a Boston Globe paperboy and now serves over a million as the paper's new editor.

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