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Look who’s 40! Bates Dance Festival’s full return arrives in style

Friday, June 24, 2022 10:27 am

The Bates Dance Festival is turning 40 this summer and in fitting fashion, plans for the anniversary celebration will pull together the many elements that have made this renowned festival endure for four decades:

Clayton Spencer to step down as Bates president on June 30, 2023

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 8:00 am

Bates President Clayton Spencer announced today that she will conclude her tenure at the end of the next academic year, on June 30, 2023. “Clayton has been a transformative leader for Bates, giving new shape and meaning to the power of a liberal arts education for today’s world,” said John Gillespie ’80, chair of the Bates College Board of Trustees.

Bates celebrates retiring professors for their ‘persistence and care, grace and humility’

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 3:59 pm

At three campus events during the 2021–22 academic year, Bates College celebrated the retirements of 12 faculty members. Read what their colleagues said about each.

Video: Highlights from Commencement 2022 and the march of the seniors

Friday, June 3, 2022 11:29 am

From last-minute fit adjustments, to photos with staff and faculty on Alumni Walk and the joyous cap-toss, highlights from the Class of 2022's big day.

Video: Dr. Nirav Shah’s 2022 Commencement Address

Friday, June 3, 2022 11:19 am

Text and video of the witty, warm, and insightful 2022 Commencement Address by Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control.

$5 million gift to Bates College will expand financial aid for international students

Friday, June 3, 2022 10:02 am

The scholarship gift will expand access for talented international students who come to Bates from the highly respected secondary schools of the United World Colleges movement.

Slideshow: Hour by hour with the Bates Class of 2022 on Commencement day

Friday, June 3, 2022 10:00 am

From just after 7 a.m. to just after noontime, follow along as Bates gave the Class of 2022 a long, last embrace.

Commencement 2022 honorary degree citations

Sunday, May 29, 2022 12:54 pm

Honorary degree citations for Michael W. Bonney '80, Nikki Giovanni, Becca Stevens, and Dr. Nirav Shah, presented at Bates Commencement on May 22, 2022.

Video: Devanshi Trivedi ’22, neuroscience, philosophy, and ‘what makes us who we are’

Thursday, May 26, 2022 4:35 pm

Trivedi has wanted to study the brain ever since a childhood friend told her that our eyes see the world upside down, but our brains flip everything right side up.

Bates set to honor Class of 2022 at all-together, all-welcome Commencement 2022

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 6:12 pm

For the first time since 2019, a Bates senior class will march as one from Alumni Walk to the Historic Quad to celebrate Commencement. Here's what you need to know.

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