News and Updates

  • The Work of Antiracism at Bates: Progress Update
    As promised in a June 2020 letter to the community, this report provides an update regarding progress during the fall semester on antiracism work being carried out across Bates involving students, faculty, staff, and alumni. It also addresses a recent call by students for the college to make clear and actionable its commitment to antiracism.
  • An Update on Diversity and Inclusion at Bates (2015)
    I’m thrilled to report that we’ve accomplished an ambitious set of goals in addition to several others — all in partnership with a broad array of Bates students, staff, and faculty.
  • An Update on Diversity and Inclusion at Bates (2014)
    Dear Bates Students, Staff, Faculty, Parents, and Alumni, In the five months since I have joined Bates as the new Associate Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer and a faculty member in the English Department, I have been consistently struck by the warmth and generosity of this community, by the desire of so many to…