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January 10, 2000 3:06 pm

Noted liberation theologist to speak on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Philosopher, educator and minister William R. Jones will deliver the keynote address, “Beyond Hate Language: The Oppressor’s Ploy or Pathology of the Oppressed?,” for the 2000 Bates College Martin Luther King Day Jr. celebration.


September 30, 1999 12:00 am

Award winning biographer of mathematicians to speak

Constance Reid, author of “A Long Way from Euclid” and “From Zero to Infinity,” will discuss “Captured by Mathematics” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, in Room 204 of Carnegie Science, Bates College. The public is invited to attend the annual Richard W. Sampson Lecture, and admission is free.


June 2, 1999 12:00 am

Area students to graduate from Bates

Two area residents received bachelor’s degrees during Bates College’s 133rd commencement exercises Monday, May 31 in an outdoor ceremony on the main campus quadrangle. Richard C. Holbrooke, career diplomat and chief negotiator for the 1995 Dayton peace accord that served to suspend ethnic cleansing and warfare in Bosnia, received an honorary doctorate of laws and delivered the commencement address to an audience of some 2,500 at the ceremonies in front of historic Coram Library. Beneath sunny skies, Bates President Donald W. Harward conferred bachelor’s degrees on 417 graduates.


August 27, 1998 3:31 pm

AACU president to speak at convocation

Carol Geary Schneider, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU), will discuss “Liberal Learning and the Engaged Academy” during convocation celebrating the 144th academic year at Bates College Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m. on Coram Library quadrangle.


September 5, 1997 2:23 pm

Bates celebrates homecoming weekend September 19-21

Bates College will celebrate “Back to Bates” homecoming Sept. 19 – Sunday, Sept. 21 with many on-campus events for students, alumni and Bates employees.


August 27, 1997 2:43 pm

Dartmouth president to speak at Bates convocation

Distinguished legal scholar and author James O. Freedman, president of Dartmouth College, will deliver the keynote address during convocation at Bates College on Wednesday, Sept. 3.


October 1, 1996 10:26 am

Environment keys parents and families weekend

“The Bates Environment” is the keynote for Bates College’s annual Parents and Families Weekend Oct. 4-6, as the college celebrates its new program in environmental studies and focuses on the human and natural ecology of the campus.


August 29, 1996 10:42 am

Class of 2000 arrives

Some remarkable young people — including an inventor, artists and unusual athletes — are entering the class of 2000, college officials say. Bates begins the new academic year with some 1,694 students. That number includes 493 first-year students and eight transfers, according to dean of admissions Wylie Mitchell.


June 18, 1996 11:22 am

Midsummer Lakeside Concert Series to be held

The Bates College Midsummer Lakeside Concert Series will present five Thursday evening musical performances on the open-air terrace overlooking Lake Andrews behind the Olin Arts Center. All concerts begin at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend free of charge.


June 6, 1996 12:00 am

Gulbrandsen receives honorary degree

Longtime Wellesley resident Natalie Webber Gulbrandsen was one of four distinguished recipients of honorary degrees at the 130th commencement of Bates College on May 27.