Office of the President Archives

Tuesday

September 5, 2017 4:10 pm

Statement on Decision to End Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Policy

We are deeply disappointed by President Trump’s cruel decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. Ending…



Tuesday

September 5, 2017 1:26 pm

Remarks at Convocation: Fall 2017

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.



Monday

August 14, 2017 3:00 pm

Standing with Charlottesville

Dear Members of the Bates Community, The events of this past weekend in Charlottesville, based on hatred, bigotry, and deeply…



Wednesday

June 14, 2017 8:24 am

Update and Findings of Independent Investigation

Dear Members of the Bates Community: I write to share the findings of the investigation into an incident that occurred…



Friday

May 19, 2017 2:55 pm

Update on Recent Campus Events

Dear Members of the Bates Community, As this week comes to a close, I write to share an update on…



Monday

May 15, 2017 2:28 pm

Message to the Bates Community

Dear Members of the Bates Community, On Saturday night, at a campus party hosted by the Women of Color student…



Monday

January 30, 2017 11:36 am

Statement on Executive Order Regarding Immigration

Dear Members of the Bates Community, This past Friday, President Trump signed an executive order that, among other things, bans…



Wednesday

January 18, 2017 6:00 am

Response to Open Letter Regarding Undocumented Students

In early December, The Bates Student printed an open letter asking the Bates administration to announce the measures we will…



Wednesday

November 30, 2016 3:25 pm

A message to the Bates community

A message to the Bates community

Dear Members of the Bates Community, I hope Thanksgiving provided time with family and friends and an opportunity for restoration…



Monday

November 28, 2016 3:30 pm

The passing of Katie Vale

The passing of Katie Vale

I write to share the shocking and profoundly sad news that Katie Vale, our vice president for information and library services and librarian, died yesterday, Sunday, November 27, after suffering cardiac arrest.