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Wednesday

September 12, 2007
3:37 pm

Slide show presents memories from Class of 2011 orientation

Orientation for the Class of 2011, held Aug. 27–Sept. 6, included something for everyone.

Thursday

September 6, 2007
8:19 am

Convocation 2007: 'An essential rightness about your presence here'

Students received the rare opportunity to compare 21st-century college life with the Versailles experiences of the French queen Marie Antoinette as Bates College opened its 153rd academic year on Sept. 5.

Thursday

August 30, 2007
11:11 am

A look at famed mother and daughter opens Bates' 153rd academic year

Bates College opens its 153rd academic year with a convocation ceremony featuring John R. Cole, Thomas Hedley Reynolds Professor of History, at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, on the historic Quad near Campus Avenue.

Sunday

May 27, 2007
12:08 pm

Commencement 2007 stories, photographs and videos

“If you want to solve all the problems that we’re facing in this world, it’s unlikely that the people and ideas that got us to where we are will be the ones that are going to get us to a different place,” Segway inventor Dean Kamen told 464 graduates at Bates College’ 141st Commencement.

Tuesday

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…

Sunday

May 28, 2006
12:00 am

Bates graduates 387 in 140th Commencement

Sent on their way with armfuls of good advice — including best-selling historian David McCullough’s suggestion that “however little television you watch, watch less” — 387 Bates College students made the transition from seniors to alumni at the college’s 140th Commencement, on May 28.

Thursday

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.

Tuesday

June 7, 2005
12:32 pm

Why Bates?

On Valentine’s Day, as the Bates Admissions staff is halfway through reading, re-reading, and re-re-reading every one of a record 4,506 applications for the Class of 2009, the topic of conversation in Lindholm House is the courtship between applicant and college. For starters, the College expects a certain love light in the eyes of each student who applies. “We want people who want to be here, who have a passion for Bates,” says Jared Cash ’04, assistant dean of admissions.