Archives for "Commencement"


Monday

March 1, 2010 5:18 pm

Trustees: Suggestions welcome for future honorands

Normally four or five in number, our honorary degree recipients are diverse persons of great distinction whose achievements are consonant with the values of Bates College.

Wednesday

July 1, 2009 12:56 pm

The Bates Mace

The Bates mace, seen here cradled by Professor of Sociology Sawyer Sylvester, symbolizes academic authority — an understandable connection, since…

Wednesday

July 1, 2009 12:10 pm

Your Page: Regarding Harry

Of all people, Harry Rowe ’12 would know that some things take awhile

Wednesday

July 1, 2009 12:01 pm

Pearls and Swine

Fareed Zakaria’s wise words pique professors’ interest

Sunday

May 31, 2009 8:40 am

Actress Davis, other honorands emphasize theme of change

People like to believe that positive change just happens, Academy Award-winning actress Geena Davis told the Bates College Class of 2009 during its Commencement ceremony May 31.

Sunday

May 25, 2008 3:07 pm

Bates' commitment to social change goes where you go, graduates told

“This college’s commitment to service and social change is in its DNA,” literary scholar Pauline Yu told some 440 members of the graduating Class of 2008. “And now it’s in yours.”

Thursday

May 1, 2008 12:00 pm

Perennial Tradition

In a new tradition, the Class of 2008 stone, designed by Stephanie Higgins ’08 of Beaverton, Ore., will be installed well after its graduation, on Commencement eve 2009, as part of One-Year Reunion festivities for the class.

Thursday

March 27, 2008 12:54 pm

Philanthropic, scientific, literary leaders to address Commencement

A philanthropic leader, a molecular biologist, a climate researcher and a literary scholar will receive honorary degrees and speak at Bates College’s 142nd commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 25, on the college’s historic Quad, at Campus Avenue and College Street.

Wednesday

April 4, 2007 12:25 pm

Musician Corey Harris '91 to speak at Bates Commencement on May 27

Four honorary degree recipients will speak at Bates College’s 141st commencement, on May 27. The honorands are children’s book author Eric Carle, singer-songwriter Corey Harris ’91, inventor-entrepreneur Dean Kamen and actor and author Anna Deavere Smith.

Thursday

May 26, 2005 11:44 am

Bates announces speakers, honorary degree recipients for commencement

Five honorary degree recipients will speak at the 139th commencement at Bates on May 30. They are composer Thomas Jefferson “T.J.” Anderson, theoretical biologist Lynn Margulis, entrepreneur and engineer Paul Soros and his wife, Daisy M. Soros, and NBC Nightly News anchor and managing editor Brian Williams.