Stories about "Clayton Spencer"
A day in the life of Pettengill Hall, featuring staff, faculty and students engaged in learning, studying, and working, with both internal and external images.Looking through the windows of the second floor AAACS lounge toward the Cutten smokestack.
Bates College attains carbon neutrality ahead of schedule

Thursday, May 16, 2019 4:00 am

Out of some 700 U.S. colleges and universities to sign a carbon-neutrality pledge in 2007, Bates is one of only seven to date that have reached that goal.

Picture story: Full-court fun for faculty, staff, and student hoopsters

Friday, April 12, 2019 12:02 pm

What a way to end the semester: a spirited game of Alumni Gym hoops among professors, students, and staff — including Dean Reese and President Spencer.

Bates in the News: April 12, 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019 12:00 pm

Media outlets take notice of a new Gallup study on the value of purposeful work; and former Garcelon gridder Sam Francis ’17 now has a job crunching numbers for the NFL's Cincinnati Bengals.

“It was rewarding to start as a kind of blank slate and work my way to where I am now.”.— Ben Lyons ’19, an economics major from San Rafael, Calif., posing in front of the dramatic Nasdaq MarketSite overlooking New York City’s Times Square..Lyons is concluding a 10-week Purposeful Work internship at Nasdaq Private Market with the company’s head, Eric Folkemer ’02..Working on a long-term project under the guidance of Nasdaq Private Market staff, Lyons has gained practical understanding of data analysis, financial documents, and Nasdaq trading and technology. In the spirit of Purposeful Work, the experience has helped Lyons both explore and refine his interest in finance.
Bates-Gallup study finds ‘purpose gap’ between what college graduates seek and find in their work

Thursday, April 11, 2019 2:14 pm

The new study also suggests that Bates Purposeful Work offers ways that colleges and universities might better prepare students for the future of work.

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John Gillespie ’80 elected next chair of the Bates College Board of Trustees

Friday, March 1, 2019 10:00 am

Gillespie, who has served as a trustee since 2004, succeeds Michael W. Bonney ’80, who retires from the board June 30 after nine years as chair.

Video: Washington Post interviews Clayton Spencer about Purposeful Work innovations

Friday, January 18, 2019 10:44 am

Purposeful Work meets a major — though not always fulfilled — responsibility of a liberal arts college: helping students find jobs that feel meaningful.

Bates names Noelle Chaddock as vice president for equity and inclusion

Thursday, December 20, 2018 11:00 am

"Noelle Chaddock brings a wealth of experience to this role, a clear and compelling vision of why the work is important, and a record of exceptional diligence and effectiveness in carrying it out," said President Clayton Spencer.

News media coverage tells the compelling story of Purposeful Work at Bates College

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 2:47 pm

Attracted by its innovative approach to helping students find work that delivers deep personal meaning and the promise of professional success, news media outlets are telling the story of the college's Purposeful Work program.

Bates awarded $1.2 million grant to create an inclusive 21st-century curriculum in the humanities

Thursday, October 25, 2018 11:27 am

The grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation “comes at a crucial moment for Bates,” said President Clayton Spencer.

Bates dedicates Traquina Boathouse, culminating $2.7 million giving effort

Friday, October 12, 2018 10:23 am

“The Traquina name represents incredible dedication by a Bates family to our college and our rowing program,” President Clayton Spencer said.

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