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Thursday

September 1, 2011
2:47 pm

Convocation to feature remarks by faculty member nationally noted for recent book

Bates begins its 154th academic year on Tuesday, Sept. 6, with Convocation ceremonies that formally open the year and welcome new students, including transfer students and the 506 members of the Class of 2015.

Monday

August 22, 2011
10:51 am

Bates annual giving posts robust gains in 2011

Bates annual giving posted robust gains in the 2011 fiscal year, according to a year-end summary prepared by the staff…

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.