Stories about "Clayton Spencer"
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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’

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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Visionary educator Geoffrey Canada to deliver 2017 Commencement address, joining honorands Sen. Susan Collins, Wanda Corn, and Patrick Dempsey

Thursday, April 13, 2017 2:05 pm

Visionary American educator Geoffrey Canada gives the Commencement address, joined by fellow honorands Sen. Susan Collins, art historian Wanda Corn ’62, and Lewiston-born actor Patrick Dempsey.

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Jason Fein named director of athletics at Bates College

Friday, April 7, 2017 11:00 am

Jason Fein, currently director of athletics at Drew University, will become director of athletics at Bates College, effective July 1.

Kathryn Graff Low will serve as interim dean of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs during 2017-18. President Clayton Spencer. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Associate Dean of Faculty and Professor of Psychology Kathryn Graff Low appointed interim dean of the faculty for 2017–18

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:52 pm

Low succeeds Matthew Auer, who departs Bates on June 30 to become dean of the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia.

President Clayton Spencer poses in Perry Atrium of Pettengill Hall on April 2, 2012. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Bates in the News: Feb. 3, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017 11:01 am

The Maine media focused on President Clayton Spencer's statement following the executive order temporarily banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Dean of the Faculty Matt Auer smiles during a session about teaching innovations at Bates, including a set of four Short Term courses led by non-faculty experts in graphic design, healthcare, social organizing and digital innovation. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Bates Dean of the Faculty and VP for Academic Affairs Matthew Auer appointed dean of the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 9:00 am

Bates President Clayton Spencer praised Auer as a "brilliant and creative academic leader with impeccable judgment, unwavering integrity, and a tireless devotion to the job at hand.“

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