Stories about "Commencement"
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Video: Bates Commencement livestream clips

Friday, June 2, 2017 11:57 am

Clips of Bates Commencement 2017, including grads receiving diplomas, honorary degree presentations, and the Commencement address by Geoffrey Canada.

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Slideshow: Bates Commencement moments, from Midnight Madness to huge hugs

Thursday, June 1, 2017 10:32 am

We start on Mount David during the waning minutes of Midnight Madness and end with congratulations from family, professors, faculty, and friends.

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Commencement speaker: With your help, ‘best of America is yet to come’

Sunday, May 28, 2017 3:40 pm

Educator Geoffrey Canada, Sen. Susan Collins, art historian Wanda Corn and actor Patrick Dempsey were honorands at Bates College's 151st Commencement.

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Q&A: Commencement’s senior speaker will distill four years at Bates

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 2:42 pm

Molly Chisholm is the soon-to-be Bates College graduate who will speak on behalf of her classmates at the college's Commencement on May 28.

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For Short Term’s student grounds workers, it’s much ado about mulch

Friday, May 12, 2017 11:09 am

“It's cool to have a part in how campus is going to look when I graduate in a few weeks,” says senior Clarke Shipley ’17.

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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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‘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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