Stories from August 2007
Campus construction update: Week of Aug. 27

Friday, August 31, 2007 8:39 am

On Friday, Aug. 31, construction crews rushed to get much of Alumni Walk ready for traffic as students returned in force. The short-term objective is to open the walk from College Street as far east as Pettengill Hall. The entire walk won't be finished for weeks, and even in the section soon to open, landscaping chores, the placement of benches and lights, and similar work will continue.

Campus construction update, week of Aug. 27: Alumni Walk opens

Friday, August 31, 2007 12:00 am

On Friday, Aug. 31, construction crews rushed to get much of Alumni Walk ready for traffic as students returned in force. The short-term objective is to open the walk from College Street as far east as Pettengill Hall. The entire walk won't be finished for weeks, and even in the section soon to open, landscaping chores, the placement of benches and lights, and similar work will continue.

A look at famed mother and daughter opens Bates' 153rd academic year

Thursday, August 30, 2007 11:11 am

Bates College opens its 153rd academic year with a convocation ceremony featuring John R. Cole, Thomas Hedley Reynolds Professor of History, at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, on the historic Quad near Campus Avenue.

So which one’s the pigweed again?

Thursday, August 30, 2007 10:48 am

Even as workers were whacking down and pulling up the green shag carpet of Alumni Walk weeds, Susan Hayward joined Campus Construction Update at the site on Aug. 27 to identify the plants that had volunteered so eagerly this summer.

Fabled AESOP trips build first-year solidarity

Tuesday, August 28, 2007 11:20 am

Annual Entering Student Outdoor Program (AESOP) sends small groups of students hiking, camping, climbing, kayaking and canoeing across northern New England with the aim of helping the newbies make personal connections before classes start. This year's 80 leaders, working in pairs, will bring more than 250 first-years to destinations from Isle au Haut to Baxter State Park to Vermont's Long Trail.

Construction update, week of Aug. 13: Student housing opens

Friday, August 17, 2007 8:57 am

With its first occupants scheduled to move in later in the day, the new Bates student housing was introduced to the community with speeches and tours during the morning of Aug. 17.

With college's support, Museum L-A opens Portraits and Voices exhibition

Friday, August 10, 2007 8:59 am

Museum L-A, an institution presenting the story of work and community in Lewiston-Auburn, opens the exhibition Portraits and Voices: Workers of Seven Mills at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, in the Bates Mill Complex.

Hughes program boosts students' math, science prospects

Thursday, August 9, 2007 9:22 am

Students at Bates College this summer explored crime-scene chemistry and cultural diversity in mathematics through a program designed to make math and science more inviting to groups underrepresented in those fields. Eleven members of the class of 2011 were chosen to be Hughes Summer Scholars.

Family-friendly Julie & Brownie wrap up 2007 Lakeside concerts

Thursday, August 9, 2007 9:07 am

Popular Maine singer-songwriter Anni Clark performs in the 2007 Bates College Midsummer Lakeside Concert Series Thursday, Aug. 2, in the Florence Keigwin Amphitheater, by the college's Lake Andrews.

Muskie Archives opens historic Androscoggin River data to researchers

Wednesday, August 8, 2007 9:14 am

The papers of a Bates College professor who spent decades studying pollution in the Androscoggin River -- pollution that prompted the federal Clean Water Act of 1972 -- are newly accessible to researchers.

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