Office of the President Archives


October 12, 2021 3:15 pm

Union Organizing at Bates

Dear Colleagues,

I write to address issues and questions that have arisen in the context of union organizing efforts at Bates and to outline how the college intends to support all employees as we move through the process.


September 30, 2021 4:18 pm

Bates Community Letter: Fall 2021

Dear Members of the Bates Community, As we settle into the rhythms of the academic year, I wanted to be…


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…