Archives for "Finance and Administration"


September 28, 2020 3:28 pm

Keycard access and 20,000 tests

Dear Colleagues, Two updates:  (1) A second update to keycard access and hours of operation. As we approach the end…


September 21, 2020 4:03 pm

A quick hello and a few notes

Dear Colleagues, As the calendar turns to September 22 and the fall equinox tomorrow, a hello and a few brief…


September 16, 2020 2:56 pm

Academic Building Access

Dear Colleagues, As we have gotten into the semester, we have received feedback that the building access hours have not…


August 27, 2020 3:02 pm

Important Update to Campus Policy

Dear Colleagues, Early in the summer we distributed the Bates Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Plan, which outlined the key…


August 16, 2020 9:35 pm

Sunday Night Commentary

Dear Colleagues, I hope you have had a safe and enjoyable August weekend.  While, as ever, I’d like to emphasize…


August 9, 2020 9:53 pm

Sunday Bates Challenge

Dear Colleagues, A Challenge As we enter the last two weeks before students arrive on campus, we need to ensure…


August 6, 2020 12:49 pm

Bates testing and consent form

Dear Colleagues, As indicated in the FAQ about employee COVID testing, all employees must sign a consent form prior to their first test….


July 26, 2020 10:28 pm

Employee Testing Information

Dear Colleagues, I hope you’ve had a good weekend. A few quick items: Employee Testing Please see the HR website for…


July 14, 2020 9:11 pm

Important Clarification on Face Covering Policy

Dear Colleagues, Malcolm and I have received many questions about the face coverings policy, specifically involving exceptions to this policy….


June 10, 2020 12:13 pm

June 10 Campus Update: New COVID Policies, and Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Plan

Dear Colleagues, I wrote May 27 with a campus update that previewed a summary of changes on campus to reduce…


May 27, 2020 11:21 am

May 27, 2020 Campus Update

Dear Colleagues, As we reach the end of May and prepare to celebrate the accomplishments of the Bates Class of…


May 5, 2020 10:00 am

May 5, 2020 Campus Update

Dear Colleagues, I write following last week’s State of Maine announcement and executive order from Governor Mills. This new order provides guidance…


April 3, 2020 8:00 am

Update to Staff: Extension of Bates Work Arrangements

Dear Colleagues: I write to provide an update on college operations, specifically relating to support for employees who are unable…


March 24, 2020 6:50 pm

COVID-19 Update: Executive Order from Governor of Maine

Dear Colleagues: This afternoon, Maine Governor Janet T. Mills issued an executive order, effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at 12:01…


March 20, 2020 3:00 pm

Information about Room and Board Refunds

Dear Students, It has been a turbulent week on campus and in the wider world, and I hope that you…


March 15, 2020 6:30 pm

March 15 COVID-19 Update to Staff

Dear Colleagues: I write to share important information regarding our plans to support staff during this coming week in response…


February 28, 2020 11:38 am

COVID-19 Update and Campus Plans

COVID-19 Update and Campus Plans

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff: I write to provide an update on the global outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus,…