Archives for "M. Joycelyn Elders"
Former U.S. surgeon general opens 148th academic year

Thursday, September 5, 2002 4:24 pm

On Sept. 4, former U.S. Surgeon General M. Joycelyn Elders opened the 148th academic year at Bates College with a challenge to the Class of 2006. In her second visit to Bates this year, Elders told a convocation gathering of about 1,000 students, staff and faculty that the students now starting here must summon the courage and the will to become transformational leaders for a new century fraught with pressing difficulties.

Bates celebrates Commencement 2002

Monday, May 27, 2002 3:38 pm

Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg asked Bates College's graduating class Monday to join him as "allies in a movement that is about 300 years old - the movement known as the Enlightenment."

Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg to speak at commencement

Tuesday, May 14, 2002 2:09 pm

Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg, recognized internationally as one of the world's most profound thinkers and as a scientist who bridges the literacy gap for general audiences, will receive an honorary doctor of science degree and speak at the 136th commencement at Bates College.