News Archives

Saturday

October 15, 2011 12:00 am

Asking Bates to welcome change, President Hansen made Bates’ framework firmer

In her final Bates interview, outgoing Bates President Elaine Tuttle Hansen talks about the college meeting challenges by being “alive to change.”

Saturday

October 9, 2010 2:19 pm

'Conversation with the President' touches planning, building, finance

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.

Wednesday

September 8, 2010 3:13 pm

Ready to respond, 501 new students hear the call as Bates begins 145th year

“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.

Friday

September 11, 2009 2:05 pm

Common practices and principles for the "liberated consumer"

Making better choices by going deep, taking the time, making the connection, staying focused.

Friday

September 11, 2009 1:59 pm

Hansen to new students: It’s about good choices

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.

Sunday

March 1, 2009 1:46 pm

Experience counts

By drawing on inspirational ancestors and marshaling its community, Bates moves forward

Wednesday

February 4, 2009 9:48 am

President Hansen's update: Economic Climate at Bates

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.

Tuesday

July 1, 2008 3:27 pm

Leading to change

Shifting U.S. demographics intersect with Bates’ forward-looking mission

Friday

December 10, 2004 3:04 pm

Bates to raise scholarship funds for local students

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.

Wednesday

July 3, 2002 8:30 am

Elaine Tuttle Hansen assumes Bates presidency

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.