Archives for "Elaine Tuttle Hansen"


April 19, 2007 11:30 am

Statement from President Hansen on the Virginia Tech tragedy

I know you are all aware of the shocking tragedy that occurred at Virginia Tech early in the week. While no words are adequate in a situation so sad and horrifying, I know you join me in expressing our sympathies for the friends and families of those whose lives were lost, and for all members of the Virginia Tech community as they grieve. Our thoughts also go out to members of our own community who have friends or family at Virginia Tech. Our primary concern must be with the victims, but at the same time such painful incidents may understandably cause us to reflect on our own safety.


April 16, 2007 11:55 am

Kevin McHugh appointed director of athletics at Bates College

Kevin McHugh of The College of New Jersey has been named director of athletics and chair of the Department of Physical Education at Bates College, effective July 1.


March 7, 2007 3:12 pm

College joins nationwide carbon-neutrality pact

Bates College is one of eight colleges and universities in Maine, and more than 100 nationwide, to sign an agreement to become “carbon neutral” — that is, to reduce institutional emissions of carbon-based greenhouse gases such that they no longer increase the atmospheric total of such gases.


October 19, 2006 12:00 am

President Hansen on NBC "Today Show" Oct. 20

Bates College President Elaine Tuttle Hansen and representatives from Princeton, UCLA and Washington University in St. Louis will be interviewed live on the NBC “Today Show” Oct. 20 in two five-minute segments called “Getting into College … Today.”


October 10, 2006 9:40 am

Groundbreaking ceremony for new $30 million dining Commons

Bates symbolically broke ground Oct. 7 during Parents & Family Weekend for a new dining Commons scheduled to open in January 2008. The new Commons will occupy space between Garcelon Field and Alumni Gym, bordering Central Avenue.


July 18, 2006 12:00 am

Bates College surpasses $120 million fund-raising goal

Bates College today announced the successful completion of its largest fund-raising campaign, The Campaign for Bates: Endowing Our Values, which…


February 21, 2006 12:00 am

'Campaign for Bates' exceeds $100 million

Bates has passed the $100-million milestone in its fund-raising campaign, announced Vice President for College Advancement Victoria M. Devlin. The $101 million in gifts and pledges through Jan. 31 is part of a six-year campaign to raise $120 million. Known as The Campaign for Bates: Endowing Our Values, the fund-raising drive will end June 30, 2006. The College’s last campaign ended in 1996 having raised $59.3 million against a $50 million goal.


November 22, 2005 3:14 pm

Bates commits to Maine 'green power' for its electricity

Bates will purchase its entire electricity supply from renewable energy sources in Maine, specifically biomass generating plants and small hydroelectric producers, President Elaine Tuttle Hansen has announced.


November 21, 2005 3:16 pm

Brooks Quimby Debate Council hosts annual high school tournament

For the third consecutive year, the Brooks Quimby Debate Council hosted a Maine high school forensics tournament. Approximately 315 students took part in the all-day event on Saturday, Nov. 19. A scheduled tournament for the 2005-06 season of the Maine Forensics Association, the judged competition featured events in speech, Lincoln-Douglas and public forum debate and student congress. The MFA promotes the development of articulate leadership among secondary students throughout the state.


September 8, 2005 4:30 pm

Theme of unity shines through in Bates Convocation

Speakers who addressed the Convocation audience Sept. 6 offered ample food for thought to the incoming Class of 2009, from the historical evolution of academic freedom to life lessons implicit in the Bates education.

But unity — as in unity of self and unity on campus — was a subtext for remarks by both the featured convocation speaker, the Rev. Peter J. Gomes ’65, and President Elaine Tuttle Hansen. Gomes referenced a sermon on his first Sunday on campus, in 1961 during what was then called “Freshman Week,” that stressed Bates’ role in assembling the diverse components of character into “a life worth living.” Hansen, meanwhile, called for a shared campus commitment to robust intellectual inquiry.