Stories about "Oren Cheney"
Tales of wayward trustees and lost telegrams from Bates’ founding trustee meeting

Thursday, April 4, 2019 4:38 pm

When you're launching a new college, as Oren Cheney was doing on this day in 1855, you sweat the details, you don’t suffer fools, and you watch your money.

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

A brief history of Frederick Douglass, Oren Cheney, and Bates

Friday, February 16, 2018 2:35 pm

Bates founder Oren Cheney and the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass were friends and giants in their worlds.

Facts, firsts, and fictions from 150 (or more?) Commencements

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 6:23 pm

The first Bates Commencement was in 1867, making this year's event the 150th in college history. Or have there been more? If so, why?