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2006 Orientation

Monday, September 25, 2006 12:00 am

Orientation for the Class of 2010, held Aug. 28-Sept. 8, included a little something for everyone.

Poet Farnsworth inaugurates new convocation tradition

Thursday, September 7, 2006 12:00 am

Convocation is about the new, and novelty abounded at the 2006 Bates College convocation. Of course, the ceremony always opens a new academic year — this is the 152nd — and welcomes new students, some 500 of them this time around. Yet this year's convocation, held Sept. 6, also included the public debut of the College's new chaplain, Rev. William Blaine-Wallace, and marked the start of an important tradition. Where Bates for years has invited outside speakers to give the convocation address, that honor this time went to a faculty member, the poet and English professor Rob Farnsworth.