Office of the President Archives


September 23, 2021 2:03 pm

Equity, Inclusion, and Antiracism Work at Bates: Report on Progress and Planning

Introduction The work of equity, inclusion, and antiracism is central to achieving our core mission of providing an education that…


August 31, 2021 4:42 pm

‘The Project of Truth-Seeking’: Remarks at Convocation, Aug. 31, 2021

I would like to think with you this morning about a project that is central to everything we do at…


May 11, 2021 11:35 am

May 2021 Financial Update for Faculty & Staff

Dear Colleagues, As we approach the end of the academic and fiscal years, I write to share an update on…


April 20, 2021 7:16 pm

Statement on Chauvin Verdict

The verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin is in, and in this one, singular case, a measure of justice…


March 17, 2021 3:59 pm

Standing with Our Asian and Asian-American Community Members

Dear Members of the Bates Community, As the world struggles with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to see an…


March 12, 2021 1:31 pm

Information about Commencement 2021

Dear Members of the Class of 2021, I write today to share information about Commencement and how we plan to…


January 7, 2021 6:10 pm

Statement on Recent National Events

Dear Members of the Bates Community: Yesterday’s assault on our nation’s Capitol was both predictable and profoundly shocking. With the…


December 7, 2020 6:15 pm

Winter 2021 Announcement

Dear Members of the Bates Community, I write to share important news about a shift in our calendar for the…


November 30, 2020 11:12 am

The Work of Antiracism at Bates: Progress Update

Creation of a Trustee Committee on Equity, Inclusion, and Antiracism To reinforce our commitment to the work of antiracism at…


November 12, 2020 12:21 pm

Financial Update for Faculty & Staff

Dear Faculty and Staff Colleagues, I write to share a few brief updates and to announce several financial actions that…