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Convocation took place on Tuesday, September 8 at 11 a.m.:

The 2015 Convocation speaker was Danielle Allen, author of the prizewinning 2014 study Our Declaration, a book chosen as the Common Reading for this year’s incoming Class of 2019.

Allen, a political philosopher and professor of education and government at Harvard University, gave the annual Convocation address at Bates at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, on the Historic Quad. This ceremony began the academic year and welcomed the 518 members of the Class of 2019 to Bates.

Read more about Danielle Allen and Our Declaration.