Garry W. Jenkins

On May 4, 2024, Bates celebrated the installation of a new president for only the eighth time in its 168-year history.

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May 26, 2024

Try not to let the success treadmill ‘obscure the actual living of life,’ Bates seniors told at 158th Commencement

One of the nation’s foremost journalists, NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly, offered three pieces of life advice to the Class of 2024: Be wary of when success becomes a non-stop treadmill, remember much of life depends on what we choose to see, and hold tight to those lifelong friendships forged at Bates.

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