Office of the President Archives
January 18, 2017 6:00 am
In early December, The Bates Student printed an open letter asking the Bates administration to announce the measures we will…
November 30, 2016 3:25 pm
Dear Members of the Bates Community, I hope Thanksgiving provided time with family and friends and an opportunity for restoration…
November 28, 2016 3:30 pm
I write to share the shocking and profoundly sad news that Katie Vale, our vice president for information and library services and librarian, died yesterday, Sunday, November 27, after suffering cardiac arrest.
November 9, 2016 3:55 pm
Last night marked the end of one of the most divisive and vitriolic presidential campaigns in recent U.S. history.
November 7, 2016 9:58 am
This weekend, a flyer was circulated on the Bates campus with false information about tomorrow’s election and what our students need to do to register to vote.
September 19, 2016 10:21 am
With opening days behind us, the Class of 2020 duly welcomed, and new and returning students ensconced in their dorms, classes, and activities, I write to share news from campus and provide a preview of the year ahead.
November 13, 2015 3:09 pm
I write in response to events that are happening on campuses across the nation and to make you aware of a unique opportunity for considered conversation on race and inclusiveness in higher education that is happening on the Bates campus this weekend.
October 4, 2015 1:59 pm
In Val Smith, you have chosen an inspired and inspiring leader.
September 9, 2015 1:55 pm
This morning we call you together to constitute you formally as the Class of 2019 and to mark your entry into the academic community.
September 1, 2015 12:57 pm
I write to share the sense of excitement we feel, to highlight areas of focus for the fall, and to invite your engagement with, and suggestions about, all things Bates.