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Tuesday

June 14, 2011
1:56 pm

Reunion 2011

With Reunion 2011 now in the books, here’s a tour of the weekend, in words, by Bates Magazine editor Jay…

Tuesday

May 31, 2011
4:48 pm

Slide show features 2011 Commencement day photographs

* View the slide show by clicking the thumbnails. Always uplifting, the 2011 Commencement ceremony had a conversational, convivial spirit,…

Sunday

May 29, 2011
3:24 pm

Commencement report: The only failure is the failure to persist

“You will fail — you should fail,” Evelynn Hammonds, dean of Harvard College, told the Bates College class of 2011 on May 29. “But if you stick with it, and let your peculiarities become assets, you will succeed.”
Hammond, who is also a historian of science and professor of African American studies at Harvard, was one of three honorary degree recipients who spoke at the college’s 145th commencement. The others were Frank Glazer, a pianist of international renown and member of the Bates music faculty, and Robert Langer, an Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a highly prolific inventor of healthcare technologies.

Sunday

May 29, 2011
2:32 pm

Video: President Hansen offers Commencement 2011 welcome

In President Elaine Tuttle Hansen’s Commencement welcome, she says that founders of Bates would easily recognize the graduates’ shared values…

Thursday

May 12, 2011
5:00 pm

A letter from the Bates College Presidential Search Committee co-chairs

From Trustees Valerie A. Smith ’75 and J. Michael Chu ’80: Dear members of the Bates College community, One of…

Tuesday

May 10, 2011
12:59 pm

Surge in Bates admission numbers creates rare 'triple crown'

As thoroughbred racing’s triple crown chase gets under way, Bates is already celebrating a triple crown of its own. As…

Tuesday

May 10, 2011
12:40 pm

Benjamin Mays '20 birthplace museum dedication focus of media coverage

The Associated Press and other South Carolina media cover the April 26 dedication of a museum in Greenwood, S.C., that…

Friday

April 29, 2011
8:41 am

Symposium speaker: In higher ed, 'fairly good' not good enough for diversity efforts

Providing an energizing start to the fourth symposium convened by President Elaine Tuttle Hansen to address issues of campus diversity and inclusiveness, Alma Clayton-Pedersen said that it’s time for academe to stop tinkering around the edges and, once and for all, effect thoroughgoing institutional change in the interests of human equity.

Friday

April 22, 2011
9:41 am

President Elaine Tuttle Hansen appointed executive director of the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins

The Johns Hopkins University announced on April 21 that Bates President Elaine Tuttle Hansen will become executive director of the…

Wednesday

April 13, 2011
3:13 pm

President Hansen’s biographical background

Elaine Tuttle Hansen became president of Bates College on July 1, 2002, the seventh president of the College since its…