Stories about "Annual events"
The Bates Community gathers on the Historic Quad for the college's Opening Convocation, featuring a procession with the Class of 2021, faculty and senior staff, a welcome and introduction by President Clayton Spencer, greetings from Walter Washington '19 of Fleetwood, N.Y., president of the Bates College Student Government, a Convocation Address "Summer Posts, Fall Possibilities," and a benediction by Brittany Longsdorf, multi faith Chaplain.
Walter Washington ’19 welcomes the Class of 2021 at Convocation

Friday, September 8, 2017 1:14 pm

"There is no way, absolutely no way, that I could have persevered through such an ordeal without being a part of the community that is Bates."

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Bates’ memorial tree planting embraces the ‘sacred tension’ of gratitude and grief

Friday, September 8, 2017 12:25 pm

“It’s actually a beautiful gesture to say, dead or alive, you’re still a part of the Bates community,” says Multifaith Chaplain Brittany Longsdorf.

Wednesday, Sept. 6: Catching up at the OIE's reception, from left, are John Collantes '18 of Park Ridge, Ill., Sally Ceesay '18 of the Bronx, Jeanne Hua '18 of Honolulu, and Frederick Cheng '18 of San Leandro, Calif. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Slideshow: Click the kaleidoscope and see the Class of 2021 everywhere

Friday, September 8, 2017 11:32 am

Photographers Phyllis Graber Jensen and Theophil Syslo follow our first-years as they dive into life at Bates.

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Convocation 2017: ‘A time to take up our work with new resolve’

Thursday, September 7, 2017 1:13 pm

Bates College's 2017 Convocation gave three speakers the opportunity to offer three distinct perspectives on what “Bates community” means.

This year's co-coordinators of the college's Orientation-week Annual Entering Student Outdoor Program  are, from left, neuroscience major Katie Hartnett ’18 of St. Paul, Minn., geology major Kurt Niiler ’18, of Freedom, N.H., and environmental studies major Adair Andre '18 of Edina, Minn. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
AESOP student leaders gear up for Orientation centerpiece

Friday, August 25, 2017 10:40 am

The sweet spot of any AESOP trip — the three-night, four-day excursions each incoming first-year takes during Orientation — is the third day.

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Video: Bates Commencement livestream clips

Friday, June 2, 2017 11:57 am

Clips of Bates Commencement 2017, including grads receiving diplomas, honorary degree presentations, and the Commencement address by Geoffrey Canada.

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Q&A: Commencement’s senior speaker will distill four years at Bates

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 2:42 pm

Molly Chisholm is the soon-to-be Bates College graduate who will speak on behalf of her classmates at the college's Commencement on May 28.

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Picture story: Arts Crawl 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017 12:03 pm

View photography of the 2017 Arts Crawl, an annual event celebrating the spontaneous spirit that makes Bates arts shine.

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Picture story: MLK Day 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017 12:56 pm

Photographs of the many and varied people, places, and events capture the compelling Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance at Bates.

President Clayton Spencer follows as the college mace bearer, Charles Franklin Phillips Professor of Economics Michael Murray, leads the Convocation 2016 Recessional away from Coram Library. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
College a ‘perfect time to take stock,’ Gediman tells 2016 Convocation

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 2:56 pm

Dan Gediman, co-creator of the "This I Believe" media project, offered encouraging words to the Bates College Class of 2020 at Convocation on Sept. 6.

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