Office of the President Archives

Wednesday

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…

Friday

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…

Thursday

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…

Monday

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…

Monday

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…

Thursday

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…

Monday

September 21, 2020 9:51 am

Bates Community Letter: Fall 2020

Dear Members of the Bates Community, As we head into the fourth week of the first semester, I write with…

Tuesday

September 1, 2020 12:00 pm

Welcome Remarks at Convocation 2020

Good afternoon. Welcome to the opening convocation of the new academic year. We do not know how this year will…

Thursday

August 20, 2020 4:21 pm

A Few Thoughts as We Open the Year

Dear Faculty and Staff Colleagues, Beginning this weekend, we will welcome students back to campus for what will surely be…

Monday

August 10, 2020 3:56 pm

Response to Petition on Fall 2020 Plans

Dear Members of the Bates Community: Last week, senior staff colleagues and I received a petition raising various questions with…