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Tuesday

February 18, 2014 12:25 pm

NPR reports on ‘first-of-its-kind’ national study by Hiss ’66 challenging the value of standardized tests

NPR reports on ‘first-of-its-kind’ national study by Hiss ’66 challenging the value of standardized tests

The study, says NPR, questions the predictive value of standardized tests and argues that they narrow the door of college opportunity.

Monday

January 28, 2013 10:04 am

Slide show: Bill Hiss ’66 retirement reception

Slide show: Bill Hiss ’66 retirement reception

Hiss devoted his “full heart, mind and energy” to all things Bates.

Monday

October 31, 2011 7:31 pm

Open to the World: In stories and statistics, Sen. Mitchell sums up worth of higher education

Open to the World: In stories and statistics, Sen. Mitchell sums up worth of higher education

Sharing the Chapel chancel with 15 Bates students supported in their studies by a statewide program that he founded, former…

Thursday

September 24, 2009 2:29 pm

President Emeritus Thomas Hedley Reynolds, champion of academic excellence, dies at 88

Thomas Hedley Reynolds, known for nearly three decades of transformational leadership at two Maine educational institutions, died Tuesday, Sept. 22,…

Thursday

September 24, 2009 11:13 am

President Emeritus Thomas Hedley Reynolds, champion of academic excellence, dies at 88

Thomas Hedley Reynolds, known for nearly three decades of transformational leadership at two Maine educational institutions, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, at his home in Newcastle, Maine, after a long illness. He was 88 years old.

Friday

March 7, 2008 11:04 am

A year later, U.S. Rep. Michaud inspects completed Commons

About a year after visiting Bates to see how the college is making itself more sustainable, U.S. Rep. Michael Michaud returned on March 7 for lunch and a tour of Bates’ new, “green” dining Commons.

Saturday

October 1, 2005 10:34 am

20-year Bates College study of optional SATs finds no differences

In a milestone 20-year study of its well-known policy for optional SATs for admission, Bates College has found no differences in academic performance or graduation rates between submitters and non-submitters.

Friday

October 1, 2004 11:33 am

20 Years of Optional SATs

A paper presented at the 60th Annual Meeting of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling.

Thursday

March 1, 2001 3:13 pm

Hiss takes part in SAT debate on 'NewsHour'

Bates vice president Bill Hiss ’66 was among the participants in a “Great SAT Debate” on the March 29 edition of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.

Thursday

March 1, 2001 2:57 pm

Christian Science Monitor interviews Hiss '66 about merits of optional SAT

In a Christian Science Monitor interview, Bates Vice President Bill Hiss explains the good results Bates has experienced since making the SAT optional.