Article profiling the history of Bates College
Article profiling the history of Bates College in Lewiston, which was founded by Orin Cheney as the Maine State Seminary in the decade before the Civil War. A few years later, the school was renamed Bates College, in honor of benefactor of Benjamin Bates, the namesake of the the Bates Mill. The college, now one of the best liberal arts schools in the country, transformed itself from a good regional college to a front-ranked national college under the leadership of President T. Hedley Reynolds, who presided over the school from 1967-1989. For most of its history Bates remained an academic oasis apart from the community in which it is located. Under the leadership of Donald W. Harwood, who arrived in 1989, the school is making great strides in identifying itself with and serving its host community.
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Wright, Paul, "Article profiling the history of Bates College" (1999). Maine News Index - Down East Magazine. 2098.