Office of the President Archives


April 20, 2021 7:16 pm

Statement on Chauvin Verdict

The verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin is in, and in this one, singular case, a measure of justice…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…