Office of the President Archives

October 27, 2023

October 27: A Word of Care and Thanks

Dear Students and Colleagues, Today was supposed to be a glorious day of celebration for the college. Instead, as the…

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October 26, 2023

A Message to Our Community

Dear Students and Colleagues, Our Lewiston community has suffered a terrible and senseless tragedy in the past 12 hours, one…

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September 6, 2023

Welcome to the 2023–24 academic session

Welcome to the 2023–24 academic session! I am thrilled to join you in kicking off what promises to be an exciting year of exploration, innovation, and engagement for Bates.

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September 5, 2023

Welcome remarks at Opening Convocation: Sept. 5, 2023

Greetings, everyone, and welcome. It is terrific to see you all gathered here, in this very special place, ready to launch a new academic year at Bates.

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June 30, 2023

Bates responds to Supreme Court ruling in LGBTQ+ case

Dear Members of the Bates Community, We write to express our serious concern about today’s Supreme Court decision in 303…

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June 29, 2023

Bates responds to Supreme Court’s ruling on race-conscious college admissions

Dear Members of the Bates Community: We are deeply disappointed by today’s decision by the Supreme Court, a ruling that…

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March 7, 2023

Remarks at Presidential Introduction: March 7, 2023

Garry Jenkins delivered the following remarks to the campus community on March 7, 2023, in Alumni Gymnasium. The occasion marked…

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