Stories about "Commencement 2020"
‘We got you. We got each other:’ Words of encouragement to the Class of 2020, from a millennial professor

Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:01 am

Take it from millennials and a multitude of Black authors, writes English professor Therí A. Pickens: Class of 2020, you are not alone.

Staff gather in the College Store to pack and ship diplomas to graduates from the Class of 2020. The diplomas were dropped off by Mike Adams, Tim Kivus, and Adam Wright.Those who volunteered to pack the pre-taped and assembled boxes that included tissue paper, all academic society/departmental honors/athletic certificates, alumni letter and CMH/CHS letter, printed and labeled theses, bumper stickers, and diplomas:Judith OtimGail St. PierreDonna DuvalCheryl LaceyClaire SchmollChristine SchwartzBrenda PelletierHeather TaylorMichelle ZuehikaMichelle LewisKerry O'Brien
Video: ‘Boxing day’ is the final chapter of historic Commencement 2020

Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:19 pm

Collaborating on the mass mailing of diplomas, a staff team helped write the final chapter of Bates' most unusual Commencement.

Slideshow: Celebrating seniors and the faculty who taught and mentored them

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:56 pm

In lieu of a traditional recessional, this slideshow served as the finale of the Commencement livestream on May 31.

Bates College graduates 463 in historic virtual Commencement ceremony

Sunday, May 31, 2020 11:48 am

From the tumult of their abbreviated senior year to the triumph of a historic graduation, the Bates College Class of 2020 graduated on Sunday in a virtual Commencement livestreamed to more than 10,000 viewers.

It fits: A traditional ivy stone for the unique Class of 2020

Friday, May 29, 2020 12:48 pm

"I want our class to be remembered as the Class of 2020, not as the COVID class," says Hazel Simpson '20, who designed the Hathorn-focused ivy stone.

2020 MLK Day Keynote AddressBiased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and DoJennifer Lynn Eberhardt, Professor of Psychology, Stanford University.Jennifer Lynn Eberhardt of Stanford University gives the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote address at Bates. (Nana Kofi Nti)Jennifer Lynn Eberhardt of Stanford University gives the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote address at Bates. (Nana Kofi Nti)A social psychologist at Stanford, Eberhardt investigates the consequences of the psychological association between race and crime. Through interdisciplinary collaborations and a wide ranging array of methods — from laboratory studies to novel field experiments — Eberhardt has revealed the startling, and often dispiriting, extent to which racial imagery and judgments suffuse our culture and society, and in particular shape actions and outcomes within the domain of criminal justice.
Q&A: Senior Speaker Alexandria Onuoha ’20 and her hope that ‘Bates has students who love all people’

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 2:27 pm

From Onuoha's first campus visit to her majors in psychology and dance to work around inclusivity, the senior looks back, and forward.

Vanessa German, award-winning visual and performance artist, to offer Commencement greetings to the Class of 2020

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 1:38 pm

German will offer her greetings during the college’s 154th Commencement, which will be conducted remotely and livestreamed beginning at noon on May 31.