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Thursday

September 5, 2002
4:24 pm

Former U.S. surgeon general opens 148th academic year

On Sept. 4, former U.S. Surgeon General M. Joycelyn Elders opened the 148th academic year at Bates College with a challenge to the Class of 2006. In her second visit to Bates this year, Elders told a convocation gathering of about 1,000 students, staff and faculty that the students now starting here must summon the courage and the will to become transformational leaders for a new century fraught with pressing difficulties.

Friday

August 30, 2002
4:21 pm

Former U.S. Surgeon General Elders to deliver Bates convocation address

Former U.S. Surgeon General M. Joycelyn Elders will officially open the 148th academic year at Bates College with the convocation address “Leadership and Responsibility in the 21st Century: What Will Your Role Be?” at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, on the college’s main quadrangle. The rain site will be the Alumni Gymnasium.

Friday

August 30, 2002
4:16 pm

Class of 2006 at a glance

There were 3.6 applications for every first-year student admitted to the Class of 2006, with 419 new first-year students expected when fall semester starts Sept. 4. Bates received more than 4,000 applications for the third year in a row. In all, 1,742 active degree-seeking students will be enrolled on campus or in Bates-sponsored off-campus programs in fall 2002.

Tuesday

June 4, 2002
8:47 am

Newprofessorship honors economist and commentator Thomas Sowell

Bates College has announced the creation of a new professorship in honor of Thomas Sowell, the economist, writer and commentator called America’s “most valuable public intellectual” for his challenge to orthodox thought across the spectrum of society.

Wednesday

May 15, 2002
9:56 am

In math as in juggling, it's OK to make mistakes

“I want my students to discover that in learning math, as in juggling, it is important to accept our mistakes, to pick up the pieces and to start over again until we get it right,” says David Haines, professor of mathematics at Bates College. Haines also encourages his students to juggle during class hours.