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President Clayton Spencer’s Speech Signals a Promising Future for Bates

President Clayton Spencer's Speech Signals a Promising Future for Bates

Curtis Rheingold

November 7, 2012

To be completely honest, I had no idea what to expect from President Spencer’s inauguration ceremony. It was taking place in the middle of a Friday afternoon (a time when people were probably either in class or getting ready to start the weekend), and was located in Merrill gymnasium – a building ...

Welcome home, President Spencer

Welcome home, President Spencer

Keenan Brent

October 31, 2012

On October 26, Bates College faculty, staff, students, and alumni gathered inside Merrill Indoor Gymnasium to formally welcome President A. Clayton Spencer to her new home. In 2011, Spencer’s impressive résumé and “Bates” personality convinced the Board of Trustees that she was the right pick...

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