Bates Magazine: Spring 2012


From her formative upbringing as the daughter of a college president to her innovative policy work at Harvard, Clayton Spencer’s rise as a U.S. higher education leader culminates in her wow debut as president-elect of Bates — and her avowed commitment to leading Bates toward a stronger marriage of excellence and opportunity. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.

Enter Spencer

Clayton Spencer begins a new relationship with her new college.

Players, coaches and fans wore No. 2 decals honoring McDuffee’s uniform number at Bates. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.

Remembering Morgan McDuffee ’02

The circle keeping Morgan McDuffee’s spirit alive is now larger — and still unbroken.

Illustration by James Steinberg.

Have You Been Served?

Students join investigation of barriers to wholesome food in Lewiston-Auburn.

Factory workers wear drab but politically safe clothing. Photograph by Steve Stone '83.

Bright Future

China’s economy, and a group of Bates students, were awakening in 1981.

Coming your way is the genus Skistodiaptomus, a kind of crustacean known as a copepod, magnified 70 times. Photograph by Hannah Schultz '12.

What Lurks in Lake Andrews?

Thanks to biology major Hannah Schultz ’12, we’ve got some recent additions to the Puddle’s motley catalog of animal life.

About the Cover


Opening Thought


Editor’s Note

Bates in Brief


History Lesson

From the Archives

In Memoriam


From a Distance

Multimedia Gallery

Bates in the News