Stories about "accessibility"
NPR reports on ‘first-of-its-kind’ national study challenging the value of standardized tests

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:25 pm

The study, by Bates alumni authors with long experience in Bates Admission, questions the predictive value of standardized tests and argues that they narrow the door of college opportunity.

President Spencer attends today’s White House summit on college opportunity

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 10:42 am

Livestreamed at www.whitehouse.gov/live, the event is hosted by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Southern Maine’s TideSmart Radio interviews President Spencer

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 10:33 am

Spencer shared how Bates embraces technology while staying true to its culture and principles.

Portland paper quotes Spencer on Obama plan to rate colleges’ cost and value

Monday, August 26, 2013 4:38 pm

The Portland Press Herald sought the opinion of the Bates president, among others, about the new proposal.

Crystal Ann Williams named associate vice president and chief diversity officer

Monday, August 12, 2013 1:34 pm

Williams will oversee the Office of Equity and Diversity and the Office of Intercultural Education and serve as a member of the president’s senior staff.

Maine magazine profiles President Clayton Spencer

Friday, May 3, 2013 3:44 pm

In the April issue of Maine Magazine, President Clayton Spencer talks about her love affair with Maine and her philosophy of "shared enterprise."

Rescheduled Bates College Folk Music Festival takes place May 9-11

Friday, May 3, 2013 9:37 am

The third annual Bates College Folk Music Festival presents three days of contradancing, workshops and performances beginning May 9.

Bates announces lowest fee increase since 1972

Thursday, March 28, 2013 10:46 am

The Bates College Board of Trustees has voted to set the fee...

Outside the lines, athletes face social and economic challenges, say MLK Day panelists

Thursday, January 24, 2013 3:25 pm

Coaches and students agree, athletes from underrepresented backgrounds face tough challenges.

‘Questions Worth Asking’ — President Clayton Spencer’s inaugural address

Monday, October 29, 2012 5:00 pm

President Spencer tells an inauguration story familiar in its broad outlines but revealing in its particulars.

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