Archives for "President's Speeches and Statements"

Wednesday

August 27, 2014 10:43 am

Bates Community Letter: Fall 2014

I write to share news and plans at the start of a new academic year, my third as president of the college. As I have said before, serving Bates as president is a source of great personal joy, even as we tackle inevitable challenges. Every day I am struck by the dedication of our faculty, the energy of our students, the pride of our staff, and the solidarity and support of alumni, parents, and friends in sustaining the work and sense of common feeling that make Bates such an extraordinary college and community.

Tuesday

January 21, 2014 8:00 am

President Clayton Spencer’s statement on climate change and divestment

I write to outline important aspects of our institutional response to the urgent problem of climate change and to address the question of whether the college should divest its endowment from the fossil fuel industry.

Friday

January 10, 2014 1:10 pm

President Clayton Spencer’s statement on the boycott of Israeli academic institutions

On behalf of Bates College, I reject unequivocally the boycott of Israeli universities that was recently passed by a majority of the members of the American Studies Association.

Monday

September 9, 2013 5:10 pm

Bates Community Letter: Fall 2013

Bates Community Letter: Fall 2013

I write to share with you developments at the college as we welcome the Class of 2017 and begin a new academic year.

Tuesday

September 3, 2013 7:37 pm

‘Some Thoughts on Work’: Remarks at Convocation, Sept. 3, 2013

Thank you, Brent, and thank you, Matt, for those very thoughtful reflections. I am going to direct my remarks today…

Friday

October 26, 2012 2:48 pm

‘Questions Worth Asking’: President Clayton Spencer’s Inaugural Address, Oct. 26, 2012

Well, I guess now I really am the eighth president of Bates College. It is an enormous honor and a…

Tuesday

September 4, 2012 2:47 pm

Remarks at Convocation: Sept. 4, 2012

Welcome back, faculty, staff and returning students, to the beginning of a new year. And welcome, Class of 2016, to…

Wednesday

January 25, 2012 2:45 pm

Video remarks from President Clayton Spencer

Watch video remarks from Bates’ eighth President, Clayton Spencer Educating the whole person: Why Bates? The liberal arts: Bates as…

Friday

December 9, 2011 2:43 pm

President-elect Clayton Spencer’s first remarks

Remarks by President-elect Clayton Spencer on Dec. 4, 2011, following her introduction by Mike Bonney ’80, chair of the Bates…