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Sunday

May 29, 2011
3:24 pm

Commencement report: The only failure is the failure to persist

“You will fail — you should fail,” Evelynn Hammonds, dean of Harvard College, told the Bates College class of 2011 on May 29. “But if you stick with it, and let your peculiarities become assets, you will succeed.”
Hammond, who is also a historian of science and professor of African American studies at Harvard, was one of three honorary degree recipients who spoke at the college’s 145th commencement. The others were Frank Glazer, a pianist of international renown and member of the Bates music faculty, and Robert Langer, an Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a highly prolific inventor of healthcare technologies.

Sunday

May 29, 2011
1:41 pm

Video: Commencement 2011 honorand remarks

Video of Commencement 2011 remarks by honorary degree recipients: Frank Glazer, pianist and Bates artist in residence Evelynn Hammonds, scholar…

Wednesday

April 6, 2011
1:15 pm

Bates pianist, MIT inventor and Harvard dean are 2011 honorary degree recipients

An internationally renowned pianist based at Bates, a leading scholar on the intersection of medicine and race, and a distinguished…