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Posts by Doug Hubley


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Thursday

February 24, 2011
2:21 pm

As Bates marks Schaeffer Theatre's 50th, March plays look at French culture, U.S. sexual politics

March is a month for theater classics at Bates College. Elizabeth Castellano, a Bates junior from New Suffolk, N.Y., directs the college’s production of David Mamet’s Oleanna, a highly charged story of sexual politics in the halls of academe. Meanwhile, the theater department honors French culture and marks the 50th anniversary of its mainstage venue, Schaeffer Theatre, with a production of Molière’s 1672 satire The Learned Ladies.

Friday

February 18, 2011
4:18 pm

Events Schedule: March 2011

Happy spring from Bates! Here’s a preview of public events at the college in March 2011. Except as noted, these events are open to the public at no charge.

Friday

February 18, 2011
12:27 pm

Campus Construction Update: Feb. 18, 2011

Captivated by the details of steel, drywall and bricks, as we often are, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that the renovation of Hedge and Roger Williams halls is not actually the most important activity involving these buildings. What really matters, of course, is what people do in a building during those long intervals between construction projects.

Thursday

February 17, 2011
4:49 pm

Campus Construction Update Special: 1941-49

Captivated by the details of steel, drywall and bricks, as we often are, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that the renovation of Hedge and Roger Williams halls is not actually the most important activity involving these buildings. What really matters, of course, is what people do in a building during those long intervals between construction projects.

Monday

February 14, 2011
9:45 am

Friendship between Bates composer, former student shines through on CD

A new CD on the Albany Records label is the latest result of a 20-year friendship between William Matthews, a composer on the Bates College music faculty, and his former student, pianist Duncan Cumming ’93, a Maine native. Released in January, A Book of Hours comprises music composed by Matthews over a span of more than 20 years, including three works featuring Cumming and his Capital Trio.

Friday

February 11, 2011
8:22 am

Cultural cornucopia continues with folk festival, Beethoven quartets, much more

After an evening that saw a concert by an acclaimed singer, a novelist’s reading and a look at the state of Hip Hop Nation, a big weekend of can’t-miss culture at Bates continues on Friday, Feb. 11.

Monday

February 7, 2011
9:00 am

It's F.A.B.: Franco-American Heritage Center, Bates offer smorgasbord of Maine dance

The Franco-American Heritage Center and Bates College dance program are partnering to offer the sixth annual F.A.B. dance concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at the FAHC, 46 Cedar St.

Friday

February 4, 2011
3:35 pm

Campus Construction Update: Feb. 4, 2011

Leaving a foot of new snow atop the foot Lewiston already had on the ground, this week’s snowfall fell somewhat short of the apocalypse predicted by the media. Classes were held as usual, though. And alongside the students heading through the flakes were the workers performing the renovation of Hedge and Roger Williams halls.

Tuesday

February 1, 2011
12:57 pm

They ran, not walked, to the debut Arts Crawl

There’s no telling what new inspirations will come from Bates’ first-ever Arts Crawl, held Jan. 28. This Friday evening smorgasbord of the arts at Bates, performing and literary and visual, empowered the art makers and showed the campus the breadth and depth of creative work that happens here.

Friday

January 21, 2011
1:41 pm

Campus Construction Update: Jan. 21, 2011

Why does an open piece of land seem so much smaller than the building occupying the same footprint? How did New Commons fit on that little scrap of ground next to the football field? Shouldn’t space that’s cut up by walls and ceilings seem smaller than an open lot, rather than larger? Such thoughts appeared on the open lot of our consciousness as we stood in the new pavilion-like addition to Roger Williams Hall. Surrounded by contractors’ giant tool boxes and stacks of building materials, we took in the views, to north and south, defined by the new entrances.