Stories about "Class of 2021"
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Convocation remarks: President Clayton Spencer

Friday, September 8, 2017 1:28 pm

"I cannot remember a time in my professional experience when matters of context and principle have intruded so insistently into the project of teaching the next generation of students."

The Bates Community gathers on the Historic Quad for the college's Opening Convocation, featuring a procession with the Class of 2021, faculty and senior staff, a welcome and introduction by President Clayton Spencer, greetings from Walter Washington '19 of Fleetwood, N.Y., president of the Bates College Student Government, a Convocation Address "Summer Posts, Fall Possibilities," and a benediction by Brittany Longsdorf, multi faith Chaplain.
Walter Washington ’19 welcomes the Class of 2021 at Convocation

Friday, September 8, 2017 1:14 pm

"There is no way, absolutely no way, that I could have persevered through such an ordeal without being a part of the community that is Bates."

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Bates’ memorial tree planting embraces the ‘sacred tension’ of gratitude and grief

Friday, September 8, 2017 12:25 pm

“It’s actually a beautiful gesture to say, dead or alive, you’re still a part of the Bates community,” says Multifaith Chaplain Brittany Longsdorf.

Wednesday, Sept. 6: Catching up at the OIE's reception, from left, are John Collantes '18 of Park Ridge, Ill., Sally Ceesay '18 of the Bronx, Jeanne Hua '18 of Honolulu, and Frederick Cheng '18 of San Leandro, Calif. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Slideshow: Click the kaleidoscope and see the Class of 2021 everywhere

Friday, September 8, 2017 11:32 am

Photographers Phyllis Graber Jensen and Theophil Syslo follow our first-years as they dive into life at Bates.

Professor of Sociology Emily Kane delivers her Convocation address, "Summer Posts, Fall Possibilities," on Sept. 5, 2017 (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
2017 Convocation address: ‘Summer Posts, Fall Possibilities,’ by Professor of Sociology Emily Kane

Thursday, September 7, 2017 5:25 pm

"Maybe already, maybe tomorrow, but definitely over time, you’ll begin to find the particular faculty members with whom you’ll forge especially deep bonds."

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Convocation 2017: ‘A time to take up our work with new resolve’

Thursday, September 7, 2017 1:13 pm

Bates College's 2017 Convocation gave three speakers the opportunity to offer three distinct perspectives on what “Bates community” means.

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21 cool facts about 21 members of the Class of 2021

Friday, September 1, 2017 2:31 pm

The Class of 2021 includes a South Pole ski trekker, a vexillologist, and a certified instructor of mindfulness.

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Hour by hour with the Class of 2021 on its Opening Day

Thursday, August 31, 2017 5:16 pm

Pictured over a span of just 12 hours, Opening Day represents something much bigger: the beginning of a lifetime experience for Bates students and families.