Stories about "reunion"
Picture Story: Alumni Parade at Bates Reunion 2024

Friday, June 14, 2024 1:11 pm

It's been called a grand jubilee of fun and frolic, with clangorous hullabaloo and everyone tremendously full of the dickens. We love a parade!

‘What’s an ivy stone?’ 50 years later, the Class of 1974 joins a Bates tradition

Friday, June 14, 2024 11:01 am

The Class of 1974, launched from Bates into a sea of American malaise in the mid-1970s, would, 50 years later, strive for something of their own for their long-postponed ivy stone. 

Six alumni recognized for contributions to Bates and wider world during Reunion 2024

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 4:16 pm

Six alumni received awards for their contributions to Bates and to the wider world during the Annual Gathering of the Bates College Alumni Association on June 8 during Reunion.

From ‘Rugrats’ to 50th Reunion, Norton Virgien ’74 traces his career as a Hollywood animator

Thursday, June 6, 2024 10:21 am

"My career has alternated between projects that I've loved, and time looking for the next project that I'm going to love,” said Virgien, an award-winning TV and fiml animator, this year's Distinguished Alumnus in Residence and a member of the 50th Reunion class returning to Bates this weekend.

9:45–10:45am50th Reunion Seminar: The Emancipated Life: Benjamin Mays, Bates College, and the Practice of Freedom Benjamin Elijah Mays, Class of 1920, is remembered for his outstanding leadership and service as a teacher, preacher, mentor, scholar, author, and activist in the civil rights movement. Professor Charles Nero, Benjamin E. Mays ’20 Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric, Film, and Screen Studies, will help us understand how Dr. Mays — and the role he played as a civil rights leader — was shaped by his Bates education.Pettengill Hall, Keck Classroom (G52)
What emancipation meant to Benjamin Mays, and what it means now

Friday, June 14, 2019 9:21 am

At a Reunion seminar, rhetoric professor Charles Nero explains how Benjamin Mays used religion, gender, and citizenship to reject white supremacy and claim emancipation.

Social Security going broke? Not so fast, says Richard Gelles ’68

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 4:08 pm

Despite recent headlines, we needn't worry about Social Security going broke, says Richard Gelles ’68: “It’s already broke."

Alumni, faculty recognized during Reunion for service, advocacy, and scientific achievement

Friday, June 15, 2018 11:36 am

James Owens ’87 received the Benjamin E. Mays Medal, the Alumni Association's highest award, for his dedication to education and literacy around the world.

Video: Experience two Reunion classics through time lapse

Friday, June 15, 2018 10:53 am

In just 90 seconds, check out the annual fireworks show and Alumni Parade at Reunion 2018.

College search advice, practical and heartening, from Bates admission experts

Friday, June 15, 2018 10:43 am

From big-picture goal setting to the do's and don'ts of the college essay, three Bates experts offer advice for the college search.

Video: ‘They would end up in the Puddle’: Henry Seigel ’68 on skateboarding in 1965

Friday, June 15, 2018 10:25 am

Henry Seigel ’68 revisits the Bates Student article he wrote 53 years ago about a new campus phenomenon: skateboarding.

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