Stories about "Clayton Spencer"
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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."

Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College
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.

The Bates classes that celebrated 2017 Reunions, including the high-energy 5th Reunion Class of 2012, boosted their Bates Fund giving by 53 percent over 2016. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Gifts to Bates top $27 million in 2016-17, new Bates Fund record set

Thursday, August 10, 2017 4:46 pm

The record $6.98 million total for the annual Bates Fund, a priority of The Bates Campaign, is a 7 percent jump.

Bobcat Venture Pitch Competition judge Chris Barbin '93 gives first-place winner Ali Rabideau '17 of Natick, Mass., a $9,000 check for her pitch, Herban Works, a line of home products made from medicinal herbs and flowers by at-risk women of the Center for Wisdom's Women in Lewiston. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
The major Bates College stories of 2016–17

Friday, June 30, 2017 9:23 am

It was a year of never-befores and how-about-thats, with a few way-to-goes along the way.

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Crystal Williams appointed associate provost for diversity and inclusion at Boston University

Thursday, June 29, 2017 8:19 am

Since 2013, Williams has served as Bates’ chief diversity officer, associate vice president for strategic initiatives, and professor of English.

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Q&A: Novelist Elizabeth Strout ’77 interviewed by President Spencer

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 11:09 am

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author talks about her approach to writing, being an English major at Bates, and how being a Mainer has given her the "opposite of a worldview."

Phillip Lovejoy, executive director of the Harvard Alumni Association, presents Bates President Clayton Spencer with the association's Harvard Medal on May 25. Behind Spencer is Harvard president Drew Faust. The HAA's annual meeting took place in Tercentenary Theatre, Harvard, during the afternoon program of Harvard's Commencement. (Rose Lincoln/Harvard University)
Harvard honors Bates President Spencer for service

Friday, May 26, 2017 10:06 am

A senior administrator at Harvard University before coming to Bates, President Clayton Spencer was honored with a Harvard Medal this week.

In New York, President Spencer joins Bryant Gumbel '70 for the second major announcement of the evening, a $50 million gift from "two impossibly generous friends of Bates," Michael '80 and Alison Grott Bonney '80. (Matthew Carasella Photography for Bates College)
Slideshow: The scenes (and behind the scenes) of The Bates Campaign’s launch in Boston and NYC

Thursday, May 18, 2017 4:42 pm

Here's a look at this week's record-setting launch events at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts and at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City.

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Historic $300 million Bates Campaign has a singular aim: to ‘secure what is best and most distinctive about Bates and to shape new strategies for a new age’

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 7:00 pm

The five-year Bates Campaign seeks to strengthen the college’s endowment by $160 million, more than half of the campaign's $300 million goal.

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Q&A: Gratitude, confidence, and optimism inspire Mike and Alison Bonney’s $50 million gift to Bates

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 6:00 pm

Supporting the investment in STEM facilities at Bates, the gift underscores the Bonneys' trust in Bates to "adapt, thrive, and continue to prepare our students and graduates."

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