October 15, 2011 12:00 am
In her final Bates interview, outgoing Bates President Elaine Tuttle Hansen talks about the college meeting challenges by being “alive to change.”
October 9, 2010 2:19 pm
The fate of Chase Hall. The state of town-gown relations. The tradeoffs between finite resources and key priorities. And what does it say that Bates ranks fourth in a Newsweek listing of schools “stocked with jocks”? Those were a few of the topics some 60 parents raised in a conversation with President Elaine Tuttle Hansen and a handful of senior staff early on Parents & Family Saturday.
September 8, 2010 3:13 pm
“What we do today is symbolic of what we do all year long,” Professor of Religious Studies Marcus Bruce ’77 told some 501 new students during Bates College’s Convocation on Sept. 7. One of five speakers at the ceremony on the Historic Quad, Bruce’s keynote address eloquently wove together an explication of the College’s new mission statement with the meaning of “convocation” itself — and, most importantly, what it all means to the new arrivals.
September 11, 2009 2:05 pm
Making better choices by going deep, taking the time, making the connection, staying focused.
September 11, 2009 1:59 pm
The ceremony beginning Bates’ 155th academic year on Sept. 9 took place on a choice afternoon, sunny and mild, and explored in depth the concept of choice — no small issue for 470 first-year students confronted with new freedom to make their own choices.
March 1, 2009 1:46 pm
By drawing on inspirational ancestors and marshaling its community, Bates moves forward
February 4, 2009 9:48 am
Following the January meeting of the Bates Board of Trustees and the February 2 meeting of the Bates Faculty, I write to share some of our most recent thinking about how best to steer the College through these uncharted economic waters. I want to reaffirm the principles and priorities articulated in my December letter, stressing again our confidence in the creativity of Bates people, the unflagging value of our mission, and the consistent strategies we will use to address both the challenges and the opportunities that lie ahead.
July 1, 2008 3:27 pm
Shifting U.S. demographics intersect with Bates’ forward-looking mission
December 10, 2004 3:04 pm
Bates College announced today a campaign to raise scholarship funds for local students who attend the liberal arts institution. Longtime Auburn resident and Bates parent Barbara Trafton will lead the fund-raising effort for a new endowment that will be dedicated to the financial support of students from Lewiston, Auburn and surrounding communities in Androscoggin County.
July 3, 2002 8:30 am
Elaine Tuttle Hansen, former provost and professor of English at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, assumed office July 1 as the college’s seventh president since its founding in 1855.