Stories about "convocation"
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Slideshow: 26 student moments from Orientation and AESOP to Convocation, classes, and sports

Friday, September 11, 2015 12:00 pm

Here's what the Class of 2019 has experienced from the first day of Orientation to the first day of classes.

"Our Declaration" author and Harvard professor Danielle Allen gestures during her Convocation address at Bates. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Convocation speaker to Class of 2019: ‘The source of the magic is you’

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 3:35 pm

In her Convocation address at Bates College, author Danielle Allen touched on Bates' Declaration of Independence connection and the magic of the liberal arts.

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‘Our Declaration’ author Danielle Allen to speak at Convocation 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 2:49 pm

Danielle Allen, author of the prizewinning 2014 study "Our Declaration," is the featured speaker at Bates College's 2015 Convocation, on Sept. 8.

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Video: Bates professors say what course they’re excited to teach (2014)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 8:58 am

As faculty members joined the academic procession for Convocation 2014, we asked...

From left, Dean of the Faculty Matt Auer, Student Government President Alyssa Morgosh '15 and college President Clayton Spencer prepare to speak at Bates' 2014 Convocation. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
‘Your job is to discover and learn,’ Convocation speaker Matt Auer tells Class of 2018

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 4:25 pm

Likening the Bates experience to a voyage of discovery, Dean of the Faculty Matt Auer's 2014 Convocation address was the centerpiece of the midday ceremony.

Students stream past the Mouthpiece, which features a Class of 2018 welcome poster, as they walk to the Historic Quad for Convocation on Sept. 2. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Opening Convocation 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014 10:20 am

11 a.m. Tuesday, September 2, 2014 on the Historic Quad

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With Convocation in view, a new Age of Discovery is about to begin at Bates

Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:25 pm

For the dean of the faculty at Bates College, there's a clear connection between a student's journey while at Bates and the Age of Discovery that opened the globe to seafaring European explorers centuries ago.

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Video: Convocation 2013 featuring President Spencer’s address, ‘Some Thoughts on Work’

Thursday, September 5, 2013 6:07 pm

View the complete video of Convocation 2013, including the Convocation Address, “Some Thoughts on Work,” by President Clayton Spencer.

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Video: Outdoor trips and campus Orientation done, it’s now about two words for the Class of 2017

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 4:46 pm

Members of the Class of 2017 try to sum up what it's been like so far in two words.

As ever, mace bearer and Professor of Sociology Sawyer Sylvester leads the Convocation procession. (Michael Bradley/Bates College)
Convocation 2013: Preparing for a well-aligned life

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 1:12 pm

During Convocation 2013, President Clayton Spencer offered an address that drew connections between the education that the new students are beginning and the lives Bates hopes to prepare them for.

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