Archives for "President's Speeches and Statements"


May 17, 2018 10:47 am

Veterans’ Recognition at Bates

  Dear Members of the Bates Community, I am pleased to share with you our plan to create a public…


December 13, 2017 11:40 am

Announcement of Professorship Appointments in 2017–18

I am delighted to announce the appointment of five faculty members to endowed professorships, effective in 2017–18.


September 26, 2017 10:33 am

Bates Community Letter: Fall 2017

Dear Members of the Bates Community, Now that we have settled into the 2017–18 academic year, I write to share…


September 5, 2017 4:10 pm

Statement on Decision to End Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Policy

We are deeply disappointed by President Trump’s cruel decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. Ending…


September 5, 2017 1:26 pm

Remarks at Convocation: Fall 2017

I cannot remember a time in my professional experience when matters of context and principle have intruded so insistently into the project of teaching the next generation of students.


August 14, 2017 3:00 pm

Standing with Charlottesville

Dear Members of the Bates Community, The events of this past weekend in Charlottesville, based on hatred, bigotry, and deeply…


June 14, 2017 8:24 am

Update and Findings of Independent Investigation

Dear Members of the Bates Community: I write to share the findings of the investigation into an incident that occurred…


May 19, 2017 2:55 pm

Update on Recent Campus Events

Dear Members of the Bates Community, As this week comes to a close, I write to share an update on…


May 15, 2017 2:28 pm

Message to the Bates Community

Dear Members of the Bates Community, On Saturday night, at a campus party hosted by the Women of Color student…


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.