Stories about "Commencement"
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‘Together we harness the power of questions’ — Senior Address

Friday, June 24, 2016 11:50 am

Shannon Griffin '16, a Chinese and psychology major from Philadelphia, gave this year's Senior Address at Commencement.

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Video: a rookie mace bearer’s first carry at Commencement

Friday, June 3, 2016 12:34 pm

The mace bearer is an attention-grabber at Commencement, so when it changes hands, as it did this year, it's like getting a new James Bond.

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Video: The many happy hugs of Commencement

Friday, June 3, 2016 11:57 am

Need a hug? We got 'em. In a great Bates tradition, professors greet the graduates during the Recessional.

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Multimedia: 33 powerful moments from Commencement 2016

Thursday, June 2, 2016 5:34 pm

In photos, video, and text, moments from Commencement Day 2016.

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Civil rights hero John Lewis to Class of ’16: ‘Get in trouble — good trouble’

Sunday, May 29, 2016 4:22 pm

Inspiriting, droll, and captivating, Lewis' address to the Class of 2016 was the centerpiece of a Bates Commencement that also included goodbyes to two members of the class who passed away too young.

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Video: Commencement 2016 livestream

Sunday, May 29, 2016 1:41 pm

Video clips of the college's 150th Commencement on May 29, 2016, from the Processional through to the Benediction and Recessional.

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Q&A: Bates psychologist Rebecca Fraser-Thill on drawing a blueprint for your future

Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:26 pm

Drawing from psychology and philosophy while giving practical advice, Fraser-Thill's course "Life Architecture" gives students the tools to marry professional and personal fulfillment.

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From alumni and other experts, tips and tricks to avoid rookie adult mistakes

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 2:40 pm

Our parting gift to the Class of 2016: tips and tricks from the innovative campus series "How to Adult."

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Commencement 2016: Some basics for the 150th edition

Monday, May 23, 2016 3:07 pm

If you do something 150 times, you're bound to get pretty good at it. Accordingly, Bates College's 150th Commencement on May 29 will be something special.

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Facts, firsts, and fictions from 150 (or more?) Commencements

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 6:23 pm

The first Bates Commencement was in 1867, making this year's event the 150th in college history. Or have there been more? If so, why?

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