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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?

Rep. John Lewis offers Bates' 2016 Commencement address.
Civil Rights leader Rep. John Lewis to deliver 2016 Commencement address, joining honorands Lisa Genova ’92, Daniel Gilbert and Robert Witt ’62

Friday, April 1, 2016 11:24 am

Often called β€œone of the most courageous persons the civil rights movement ever produced,” Lewis will deliver the Bates Commencement address and receive an honorary degree on Sunday, May 29.

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Video: Commencement 2015 highlights

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 2:22 pm

Video highlights of the 2015 Commencement ceremony at the college on May 31, 2015.

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Multimedia: 19 moments from Commencement 2015

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 8:29 am

Nineteen moments, in photographs and video, from the Class of 2015's final hours together on May 31, 2015.

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Video: Bates graduates explain what’s in a name…their name

Monday, June 1, 2015 10:18 am

Seniors at Commencement 2015 explain what's in a name...their name.

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Video: Commencement 2015 livestream video clips

Monday, June 1, 2015 8:04 am

Livestream video of 2015 Bates Commencement from processional to recessional.

Alex Bolden '15 of Cleveland offered the Senior Address at Commencement 2015 -- and had good news to share about a proposal. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Commencement: Bates Class of 2015 shares a ‘love that can change the world’

Sunday, May 31, 2015 4:04 pm

The power of love and the surprising unity of human endeavor were twin themes of Commencement 2015.

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Slideshow: Bates Baccalaureate Service 2015

Sunday, May 31, 2015 4:00 pm

The annual Baccalaureate Service provides an opportunity for graduating seniors and their guests to reflect and celebrate, to rejoice and give thanks.

Award-winning mathematician and Princeton professor Manjul Bhargava offered the Commencement address at Bates' 2015 Commencement. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Commencement 2015: Manjul Bhargava’s address

Sunday, May 31, 2015 2:02 pm

Video and text of the 2015 Bates Commencement address by mathematician Manjul Bhargava

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Commencement 2015: Alexander Bolden’s senior address

Sunday, May 31, 2015 12:34 pm

Video and text of the Senior Address at Commencement 2015 by Alexander Bolden

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