Archives for "President's Speeches and Statements"

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…

Tuesday

June 30, 2020 9:34 am

Monday

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…

Tuesday

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.

Saturday

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.