Archives for "President's Speeches and Statements"
November 30, 2020 11:12 am
Creation of a Trustee Committee on Equity, Inclusion, and Antiracism To reinforce our commitment to the work of antiracism at…
November 12, 2020 12:21 pm
Dear Faculty and Staff Colleagues, I write to share a few brief updates and to announce several financial actions that…
September 21, 2020 9:51 am
Dear Members of the Bates Community, As we head into the fourth week of the first semester, I write with…
September 1, 2020 12:00 pm
Good afternoon. Welcome to the opening convocation of the new academic year. We do not know how this year will…
August 20, 2020 4:21 pm
Dear Faculty and Staff Colleagues, Beginning this weekend, we will welcome students back to campus for what will surely be…
August 10, 2020 3:56 pm
Dear Members of the Bates Community: Last week, senior staff colleagues and I received a petition raising various questions with…
June 30, 2020 9:34 am
June 15, 2020 3:31 pm
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
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
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.