Archives for "President's Speeches and Statements"

Thursday

September 4, 2014 11:27 am

‘The Challenge of Community’: Remarks at Convocation, Sept. 2, 2014

Good morning. Welcome to the opening convocation of this new academic year. Members of the faculty, welcome back after what…

Wednesday

August 27, 2014 10:43 am

Bates Community Letter: Fall 2014

I write to share news and plans at the start of a new academic year, my third as president of the college. As I have said before, serving Bates as president is a source of great personal joy, even as we tackle inevitable challenges. Every day I am struck by the dedication of our faculty, the energy of our students, the pride of our staff, and the solidarity and support of alumni, parents, and friends in sustaining the work and sense of common feeling that make Bates such an extraordinary college and community.

Tuesday

January 21, 2014 8:00 am

President Clayton Spencer’s statement on climate change and divestment

I write to outline important aspects of our institutional response to the urgent problem of climate change and to address the question of whether the college should divest its endowment from the fossil fuel industry.

Friday

January 10, 2014 1:10 pm

President Clayton Spencer’s statement on the boycott of Israeli academic institutions

On behalf of Bates College, I reject unequivocally the boycott of Israeli universities that was recently passed by a majority of the members of the American Studies Association.

Monday

September 9, 2013 5:10 pm

Bates Community Letter: Fall 2013

Bates Community Letter: Fall 2013

I write to share with you developments at the college as we welcome the Class of 2017 and begin a new academic year.

Sunday

September 8, 2013 7:58 pm

Interview with Dr. Lisa Belisle

President Clayton Spencer spoke with Dr. Lisa Belisle about how learning takes place on many levels in this episode of…

Sunday

September 8, 2013 7:37 pm

‘Some Thoughts on Work’: Remarks at Convocation, Sept. 3 2013

Thank you, Brent, and thank you, Matt, for those very thoughtful reflections. I am going to direct my remarks today…

Monday

October 29, 2012 2:48 pm

President Clayton Spencer’s Inaugural Address

Well, I guess now I really am the eighth president of Bates College. It is an enormous honor and a…

Thursday

September 6, 2012 2:47 pm

Remarks at Convocation, September 2012

President Clayton Spencer’s remarks at Convocation, Sept. 4, 2012: Welcome back, faculty, staff and returning students, to the beginning of…

Wednesday

January 25, 2012 2:45 pm

Video remarks from President Clayton Spencer

Watch video remarks from Bates’ eighth President, Clayton Spencer Educating the whole person: Why Bates? The liberal arts: Bates as…