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

Thursday, August 30, 2007 11:11 am

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.

Commencement 2007 stories, photographs and videos

Sunday, May 27, 2007 12:08 pm

"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.

Bates College surpasses $120 million fund-raising goal

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 12:00 am

Bates College today announced the successful completion of its largest fund-raising campaign,...

Bates graduates 387 in 140th Commencement

Sunday, May 28, 2006 12:00 am

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.

Theme of unity shines through in Bates Convocation

Thursday, September 8, 2005 4:30 pm

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.

Why Bates?

Tuesday, June 7, 2005 12:32 pm

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.

National service day links Rebuilding Together, Bates volunteers

Wednesday, April 27, 2005 10:39 am

Two different service programs will bring more than 100 volunteer carpenters, painters, roofers and others together to refurbish two Lewiston homes on Saturday, April 30.

Bates to raise scholarship funds for local students

Friday, December 10, 2004 3:04 pm

Bates College announced today a campaign to raise scholarship funds for local students who attend the liberal arts institution. Longtime Auburn resident and Bates parent Barbara Trafton will lead the fund-raising effort for a new endowment that will be dedicated to the financial support of students from Lewiston, Auburn and surrounding communities in Androscoggin County.

Orientatition 2004

Tuesday, September 21, 2004 2:03 pm

Orientation for the Class of 2008, Aug. 30-Sept. 10, included a little something for everyone. From moving belongings into residential halls, to baking gingerbread over a roasting campfire, from participating in a Zen retreat and outdoor service work on the coast of Maine to discussing (over a gourmet box lunch) Convocation speaker Paul Rogat Loeb's Soul of a Citizen, first-year students eased themselves into life as college students. Check out a few of their experiences, now among the very first Bates memories for these new students, in the accompanying slide show.

William E. Little Jr. appointed to Board of Overseers

Tuesday, November 20, 2001 9:25 am

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.

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