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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.

Wednesday

July 3, 2002
8:30 am

Elaine Tuttle Hansen assumes Bates presidency

Elaine Tuttle Hansen, former provost and professor of English at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, assumed office July 1 as the college’s seventh president since its founding in 1855.

Friday

June 21, 2002
8:52 am

Four college Trustees named

Gretchen Shorter Davis of Portland, Maine, and Henry J. Keigwin of South Dartmouth, Mass., have been elected to the college’s Board of Overseers by the alumni of Bates College; Michael W. Bonney of Sudbury, Mass., and David L. Foster of New York City have been appointed by college trustees to serve on the Board of Overseers, Bates College President Donald W. Harward announced.

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.

Saturday

January 26, 2002
3:05 pm

Bates College names Elaine Tuttle Hansen next president

Elaine Tuttle Hansen, provost and professor of English at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, was elected president of Bates College on Saturday, Jan. 26. She will assume office July 1 as the college’s seventh president, and first woman president, since its founding in 1855.

Friday

January 18, 2002
2:43 pm

Elizabeth Sheppard named director of alumni relations at Bates

Auburn resident Elizabeth K. Sheppard is the new director of alumni relations at Bates College, Vice President for Alumni Affairs and External Relations William W. Hiss recently announced.

Monday

December 17, 2001
1:14 pm

Bates visiting professorship honors human rights leader

Bates College has received a $1 million gift and pledge from the Orr Family Foundation, founded by trustee James F. Orr III, to support a distinguished visiting professorship in honor of human rights advocate Benjamin E. Mays, a 1920 Bates graduate who influenced a generation of civil rights leaders.

Monday

December 17, 2001
9:22 am

Visiting Professorship Honors Benjamin E. Mays '20

Bates College has received a $1 million gift and pledge from the Orr Family Foundation, founded by trustee James F. Orr III, to support a distinguished visiting professorship in honor of human rights advocate Benjamin E. Mays, a 1920 Bates graduate who influenced a generation of civil rights leaders.

Tuesday

November 20, 2001
9:25 am

William E. Little Jr. appointed to Board of Overseers

William E. Little Jr. of New York City has been appointed to the board of overseers by trustees of Bates College, President Donald W. Harward has announced.

Wednesday

October 10, 2001
8:31 am

Coffey named Administrator of the Year by NACWAA

The National Association of Collegiate Women’s Athletic Administrators (NACWAA) has recognized Bates College Director of Athletics Suzanne Coffey as its 2001 NCAA Division III Administrator of the Year.