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As Bates-hosted C3 summit starts, Crystal Williams speaks to the imperative to diversify faculty at U.S. colleges

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 5:57 pm

When students learn from faculty who are from many backgrounds, it "opens all students to the idea of possibility — both for themselves and for others," Williams says.

Valerie Smith '75 was announced as the 15th president of Swarthmore College on Feb. 21, 2015. (Laurence Kesterson / Swarthmore College)
Valerie Smith ’75 will be ‘an exceptional president’ for Swarthmore College

Thursday, March 26, 2015 9:14 am

Valerie Smith ’75 being named Swarthmore’s next president is a case of good news getting better.

From right, Aino Jawo and Caroline Hjelt -- the Swedish DJ duo Icona Pop -- speak with Bates student leaders prior to their Campus Consciousness Tour concert on Nov. 1. Shown from left are Shana Wallace 'XX, Taylor B;lackburn 'XX and XXX. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)
Icona Pop empowers campus women through the ‘Icona Talk’

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 4:36 pm

Paying empowerment forward, the Swedish band Icona Pop made time to meet with female student leaders before their Bates performance.

William J. Chick Leahey Jr. '52 poses with his wife, Ruth, at the Annual Gathering of the Alumni Association on June 7, 2014. (H. Lincoln Benedict '09)
William “Chick” Leahey ’52, celebrated Bates baseball coach, receives Papaioanou Award for Extraordinary Service

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 3:26 pm

Leahey was joined by fellow award recipients Esther Rosenthal Mechler '64, Christian Rogers ’04 and Katherine Papadonis Rogers ’04, Elizabeth Metz McNab ’64, and Victoria Wyeth ’01.

In 2012, Emily Siegel Stangle '72 and Bruce Stangle '70 attend a Museum of Art reception  honoring Bruce as the inaugural recipient of the Bruce Stangle Award for Distinguished Service to the Bates Community. (Jose Leiva.)
Stangle family makes leadership gift to Catalyst Fund

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 11:00 pm

In a public show of support, the Stangle family joins the multimillion dollar Catalyst Fund effort supporting the college's strategic initiatives.

Photo by Tony Powell. Lisa Barry Portraits. April 2, 2014
Trustee Lisa Barry ’77 brings deep experience in international government relations

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 2:54 pm

Lisa Barry '77, a veteran of 35 years of international government relations work, has joined the Bates Board of Trustees.

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.

Janelle Lyford '13, admission tour guide, gives a midsummer tour of the Bates campus.
NPR reports on ‘first-of-its-kind’ national study by Hiss ’66 challenging the value of standardized tests

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:25 pm

The study, says NPR, questions the predictive value of standardized tests and argues that they narrow the door of college opportunity.

President Clayton Spencer, who led the establishment of Harvard's Crimson Summer Academy, speaks at the program's 10th anniversary event on Oct. 30, 2013. (Rose Lincoln/Harvard)
President Spencer attends today’s White House summit on college opportunity

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 10:42 am

Livestreamed at www.whitehouse.gov/live, the event is hosted by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

The College Key's Distinguished Alumnus in Residence, Winfield Brown '89 meets with students to discuss careers in healthcare during a campus visit on Nov. 12. Photo by Sarah Crosby/Bates College.
U.S. healthcare “at a tipping point,” says Heywood Hospital chief Winfield Brown ’89

Friday, November 15, 2013 8:36 am

Well-timed against the failed launch of the Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchange website, Brown put a fine point on the economic forces influencing healthcare today.

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