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Apr 21, 2021

Bates to honor Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, artist Vanessa German, musician Rhiannon Giddens, and activist and lawyer Chase Strangio at Commencement

Following last year’s virtual event, the college’s 155th Commencement will feature two complete, in-person ceremonies on May 27, each accommodating half the senior class.

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