Stories about "convocation"
Convocation 2018 remarks: Associate Professor of History Joseph Hall

Friday, September 7, 2018 10:24 am

Associate Professor of History Joseph Hall explores Bates’ complicated early history and its implications for us

Picture story: The academic year kicks off

Friday, September 7, 2018 9:03 am

See all the photography of Orientation Week, from Opening Day to Convocation to the women's soccer season opener.

Convocation 2018 remarks: Student Government President Walter Washington ’19

Thursday, September 6, 2018 5:28 pm

Make your education go hand in hand with making change, the Bates student government president tells the Class of 2022.

2018 Convocation: Practice empathy — and let it transform you

Thursday, September 6, 2018 11:05 am

At Bates’ 2018 Convocation, the theme of making a difference in the world gained a sharp new urgency.

Convocation remarks: President Clayton Spencer

Friday, September 8, 2017 1:28 pm

"I cannot remember a time in my professional experience when matters of context and principle have intruded so insistently into the project of teaching the next generation of students."

Walter Washington ’19 welcomes the Class of 2021 at Convocation

Friday, September 8, 2017 1:14 pm

"There is no way, absolutely no way, that I could have persevered through such an ordeal without being a part of the community that is Bates."

Bates’ memorial tree planting embraces the ‘sacred tension’ of gratitude and grief

Friday, September 8, 2017 12:25 pm

“It’s actually a beautiful gesture to say, dead or alive, you’re still a part of the Bates community,” says Multifaith Chaplain Brittany Longsdorf.

With new urgency, Bates professors say what — and why — they’re excited to teach this fall

Friday, September 8, 2017 11:59 am

When saying what they're excited to teach, faculty always express optimism for a new academic year and their new students. This year, we heard something different.

Slideshow: Click the kaleidoscope and see the Class of 2021 everywhere

Friday, September 8, 2017 11:32 am

Photographers Phyllis Graber Jensen and Theophil Syslo follow our first-years as they dive into life at Bates.

2017 Convocation address: ‘Summer Posts, Fall Possibilities,’ by Professor of Sociology Emily Kane

Thursday, September 7, 2017 5:25 pm

"Maybe already, maybe tomorrow, but definitely over time, you’ll begin to find the particular faculty members with whom you’ll forge especially deep bonds."

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