Office of the President Archives


June 30, 2020 9:34 am


June 15, 2020 3:31 pm

The Work of Antiracism at Bates

The Work of Antiracism at Bates

Dear Members of the Bates Community, In light of the national crisis arising from ongoing police killings of black people…


June 2, 2020 4:18 pm

Racism and Educational Mission

Racism and Educational Mission

On behalf of Bates College, I condemn these acts of extreme cruelty and the long history of racial injustice and violence against black, brown, and indigenous people that have made them possible and dangerously routine.


May 30, 2020 8:10 pm

A Pause to Acknowledge

Bates President Clayton Spencer, VP for Equity and Inclusion Noelle Chaddock, and Bates Multifaith Chaplain Brittany Longsdorf take a moment to reflect and pause as our nation grapples with the recent, yet sadly familiar events, of continuing race-based violence.


May 19, 2020 4:19 pm

Reply to May 8, 2020 Letter from Faculty and Staff

Dear Colleagues, Many thanks for your letter, dated May 8 and signed by 52 members of faculty and staff and…


May 7, 2020 11:44 am

Community Message: Revised Title IX Regulations

Dear Members of the Bates Community: Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights released revised regulations governing…


March 22, 2020 3:51 pm

Message to Faculty and Staff: Thank You!

Dear Bates Faculty and Staff, Tomorrow we head into our first week of teaching our students remotely and into yet…


March 22, 2020 3:51 pm

Greetings from Campus

Dear Students and Families, I hope that by now most of you are settled in at home or somewhere else…


September 11, 2019 2:00 pm

Bates Community Letter: Fall 2019

Dear Members of the Bates Community, Welcome to the 2019–20 academic year! I write to share news of recent progress…


May 24, 2019 10:41 am

Update on Veterans Project

Dear Members of the Bates Community, I write with an update on the planned Veterans Recognition Project at Bates, which…