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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…

Sunday

May 27, 2007 12:08 pm

Commencement 2007 stories, photographs and videos

“If you want to solve all the problems that we’re facing in this world, it’s unlikely that the people and ideas that got us to where we are will be the ones that are going to get us to a different place,” Segway inventor Dean Kamen told 464 graduates at Bates College’ 141st Commencement.

Tuesday

April 2, 1996 11:18 am

Maestro performs to thank college for degree

Instead of addressing the audience of about 1,000, Rostropovich, the retired music director of the National Symphony in Washington, performed the Sarabande in C Major from Bach’s Suites for Unaccompanied Cello after accepting an honorary doctor of humane letters degree during Bates’ annual Founders Day Convocation. His listeners responded with a standing ovation.