Media Coverage

Purpose & Character in Higher Education with Nathan Hatch, Robert Franklin, Jr., and Clayton Spencer
“Virtues & Vocations” Forum, Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, Feb. 3, 2021

Reopening College Campuses During COVID-19
Engage Conversations, American Council on Education, Aug. 11, 2020

Reopening Colleges & Universities: How Are Maine’s Higher Education Institutions Planning to Return?
Maine Calling, Maine Public Radio, July 23, 2020

Education, Meaningful Work & the COVID-19 Unemployment Challenge
New World of Work, Learnit, June 25, 2020

Finding Purpose
The Mary Christie Quarterly, Jan. 13, 2020

Purposeful Work Case Study in “Uncharted Territory: A Guide to Reimagining Higher Education”
Stanford 2025 Project, Stanford, Oct. 2019

Bates College achieves carbon neutral status to help stave off climate change
Lewiston Sun Journal, May 16, 2019

How one small college helps its students find “purposeful work”
Education Dive, April 15, 2019

Purpose as Well as Paycheck
Inside Higher Ed, April 11, 2019

The thing that turns a liberal arts education into a meaningful job
Quartz, April 10, 2019

What’s the Purpose of College?
Forbes, April 10, 2019

Bates College, Gallup report: Grads want ‘purposeful’ work
Lewiston Sun Journal, April 10, 2019

Transformers: Education, Education 360° 
Washington Post Live, Jan. 17, 2019

Liberal arts watch: Colleges appeal to students with ‘purposeful work’
The Christian Science Monitor, Sept. 20, 2018

How Colleges Help Students Find Purpose in Their Work
The Chronicle of Higher Education, Sept. 2, 2018

Women to Watch: Clayton Spencer, Bates College
Mainebiz, Aug. 6, 2018

At Bates College, New Focus On ‘Purposeful Work’
WGBH, June 4, 2018

Bates graduates ‘certified world changers’
Lewiston Sun Journal, May 27, 2018

One college finally designed a liberal arts education fit for the future of work
Quartz, April 29, 2018

Contributed column: Secondhand Smoke From College Presidents
Chronicle of Higher Education, April 2, 2018

Purposeful Work on Maine Calling – A live, interactive broadcast from the Edmund S. Muskie Archives at Bates College
Maine Public Radio, Jan. 17, 2018

Bates College prepares students for work that fits their skills and interests
Mainebiz, Dec. 11, 2017

Commentary: Tax bills would be an assault on educational opportunities
Portland Press Herald, Dec. 7, 2017

3 alumni to receive Harvard Medal
The Harvard Gazette, May 24, 2017

Book review: Lesson Plan: An Agenda for Change in American Higher Education
Harvard Magazine, Sept./Oct. 2016

President Spencer on the value of the liberal artsfinancial aid and athletics, and her distinctive career path
New England Cable News, “CEO Corner,” May 22, 2016

President Spencer on the future of college admissions (with Leigh Weisenburger, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid)
TIME Magazine, April 7, 2016

President Spencer on the trend of liberal arts colleges embracing the computer sciences
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 23, 2016

The launch of our new Digital and Computational Studies program
MPBN, Feb. 8, 2016

Interview with President Spencer
WRBC 91.5 FM, Oct. 5, 2015

Williams Women
Williams Magazine, Summer 2015

Interview with President Spencer
WRBC 91.5 FM, March 22, 2015

President Spencer comments on proposed college rating system
The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 19, 2014

President Spencer named one of Maine’s most influential leaders
Maine Magazine, July 2014

Grit and Shared Enterprise: Clayton Spencer, the eighth president of Bates College, comes to Maine
Maine Magazine, April 2013.

Interview with Clayton Spencer
WRBC 91.5 FM, Feb. 10, 2013

Bates College president praises community
Lewiston Sun Journal, Jan. 17, 2013

Bates College welcomes A. Clayton Spencer as eighth president during inauguration
Boston Globe, Oct. 27, 2012

New Bates president hits the right note
Lewiston Sun Journal, Sept. 5, 2012

Bates’ new president takes charge
Lewiston Sun Journal, Sept. 2, 2012

Appointment of Spencer named a “best” development in college equity of 2011
Chronicle of Higher Education, Dec. 22, 2011

New president brings big vision to Bates College
Lewiston Sun Journal, Dec. 5, 2011

Vice President of Harvard Will Lead Bates College
New York Times, Dec. 4, 2011

Maine college has new President
Associated Press, Dec. 4, 2011

A. Clayton Spencer Appointed President of Bates
Harvard Magazine, Dec. 4, 2011

Official Bates press release on President Spencer’s appointment

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