Stories about "honorands"
Rep. John Lewis offers Bates' 2016 Commencement address.
Civil Rights leader Rep. John Lewis to deliver 2016 Commencement address, joining honorands Lisa Genova ’92, Daniel Gilbert and Robert Witt ’62

Friday, April 1, 2016 11:24 am

Often called “one of the most courageous persons the civil rights movement ever produced,” Lewis will deliver the Bates Commencement address and receive an honorary degree on Sunday, May 29.

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Bates Commencement 2015 Press Kit

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 12:03 pm

The Bates Communications Office is making available the following resources to journalists...

An exuberant Zaihra Ahmed '13 shows off a product of four years' hard work at Bates. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.
Bates Commencement 2014: Press Kit

Thursday, May 22, 2014 2:29 pm

Bates College held its 148th Commencement on Sunday, May 25, on the  Historic Quad....

Robert Langer, photographed by Donna Coveney of MIT.
Lectures to feature a mystery-writing mathematician and a noted inventor

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 4:17 pm

Bates presents lecturers offering insight into mathematics and medical technology on Feb. 26 and 28.

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

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 1:15 pm

An internationally renowned pianist based at Bates, a leading scholar on the...

Commencement 2007 stories, photographs and videos

Sunday, May 27, 2007 12:08 pm

"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.

Maestro performs to thank college for degree

Tuesday, April 2, 1996 11:18 am

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.