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Friday

April 10, 2009
1:06 pm

Bates announces Commencement honorands, speakers

An actress, educator, biomechanics researcher, Maine philanthropist and CNN host will receive honorary degrees and speak at Bates College’s 143rd Commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 31.

Tuesday

July 1, 2008
4:29 pm

Perennial Tradition

Daylilies frame the 2003 ivy stone on Carnegie Science Hall. In a new tradition, the Class of 2008 stone, designed…

Friday

March 4, 2005
11:13 am

Scholar-Athlete Society established at college

The new Bates Scholar-Athlete Society will include seniors nominated by their coaches who have compiled a 3.5 grade point average or have received a special nomination from faculty and staff for distinguished academic achievement in their junior and senior years.

Tuesday

June 5, 2001
3:59 pm

College of Wooster awards Bates president Harward honorary doctorate

Bates College President Donald W. Harward has been awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree from The College of Wooster at the Ohio college’s commencement this year.

Wednesday

June 2, 1999
12:00 am

Area students to graduate from Bates

Two area residents received bachelor’s degrees during Bates College’s 133rd commencement exercises Monday, May 31 in an outdoor ceremony on the main campus quadrangle. Richard C. Holbrooke, career diplomat and chief negotiator for the 1995 Dayton peace accord that served to suspend ethnic cleansing and warfare in Bosnia, received an honorary doctorate of laws and delivered the commencement address to an audience of some 2,500 at the ceremonies in front of historic Coram Library. Beneath sunny skies, Bates President Donald W. Harward conferred bachelor’s degrees on 417 graduates.

Monday

May 27, 1996
11:43 am

Bates College commencement report

Honorary degrees: Peter J. Gomes, minister of the Memorial Church and Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard University; Natalie Webber Gulbrandsen, president of the International Association for Religious Freedom; and Edward O. Wilson, entomologist and Pellegrino University Professor at Harvard

Thursday

May 16, 1996
11:36 am

Bates Commencement Slated for May 27; Achebe to Speak

Joining Achebe as honorary-degree recipients will be one of America’s most eloquent ministers, Peter J. Gomes, a Bates alumnus; human-rights activist Natalie Webber Gulbrandsen, a Bates alumna; and entomologist Edward O. Wilson. Harward will confer bachelor’s degrees on approximately 390 seniors in an outdoor ceremony at 10 a.m. in front of Coram Library, following the traditional procession of seniors and faculty, which will be led by bagpipers. In case of rain, the graduation exercise will be held in the Margaret Hopkins Merrill Gymnasium.