Archives for "President's Speeches and Statements"

Friday

February 10, 2017 8:00 am

Update on Dean of Faculty Transition and Search

I write to share my thinking and seek your advice about the transition in the Dean of Faculty role.

Monday

January 30, 2017 11:36 am

Statement on Executive Order Regarding Immigration

Dear Members of the Bates Community, This past Friday, President Trump signed an executive order that, among other things, bans…

Wednesday

January 18, 2017 6:00 am

Response to Open Letter Regarding Undocumented Students

In early December, The Bates Student printed an open letter asking the Bates administration to announce the measures we will…

Wednesday

November 30, 2016 3:25 pm

A message to the Bates community

A message to the Bates community

Dear Members of the Bates Community, I hope Thanksgiving provided time with family and friends and an opportunity for restoration…

Monday

November 28, 2016 3:30 pm

The passing of Katie Vale

The passing of Katie Vale

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.






Wednesday

November 9, 2016 3:55 pm

A message to the Bates community

A message to the Bates community

Last night marked the end of one of the most divisive and vitriolic presidential campaigns in recent U.S. history.






Monday

November 7, 2016 9:58 am

Information about Election Day and registering to vote

Information about Election Day and registering to vote

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.






Monday

September 19, 2016 10:21 am

Bates Community Letter: Fall 2016

Bates Community Letter: Fall 2016

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.






Friday

November 13, 2015 3:09 pm

Letter to the campus community

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.






Sunday

October 4, 2015 1:59 pm

Remarks at the inauguration of Valerie Smith, president of Swarthmore College

In Val Smith, you have chosen an inspired and inspiring leader.