Posts by Doug Hubley
Like cars and telephones, buildings are catching up rapidly to their human masters in the realm of intelligence. The renovated Roger Williams and Hedge halls, for instance, will wisely empower their occupants to stay comfortable without wasting energy.
During a community dinner on the eve of her departure from a remote Peruvian community, Hannah Porst ’11 asked residents of this mountain village how she could thank them for their hospitality. What we really need, they told her, is a school. Now Porst has received a $10,000 Projects for Peace grant — covering a third of the cost of her initiative and making it possible for the school to be built this summer.
Hello from Bates! This revised listing of public events at the college…
Music majors Ben Taska ’11, Peter Gurney ’11 and Alex Koster ’11 present their senior thesis compositions in 7:30 p.m. concerts this month in the Olin Arts Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Taska’s work will be performed on Sunday, April 10; Gurney’s on Friday, April 15; and Koster’s on Wednesday, April 27.
A little more than a year after its beginning, the renovation of Hedge and Roger Williams halls is at its peak. That’s speaking numerically, at least. The counts of both subcontracting firms and workers on site will top out during the next few weeks, according to project manager Paul Farnsworth. The number of “subs,” as construction folk call ‘em, under lead contractor Wright-Ryan Construction will be up to 19 or so. And about 90 workers will be swinging hammers, slinging slate and stringing cables.
As happens every year, the Mount David Summit made a beehive of Pettengill Hall.
The Bates College Choir concert slated for Friday, April 1, has been canceled due to weather, the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall has announced.
Praised by students for her creativity and clarity in conveying the complex technical and moral aspects of neuroscience, Assistant Professor of Psychology Nancy Koven is one of this year’s two recipients of the Bates College award for superior teaching.
Sonja Pieck, assistant professor of environmental studies at Bates, and Nancy Koven, assistant professor of psychology, are this year’s recipients of the Bates award for superior teaching. They are co-winners of the Ruth M. and Robert H. Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Flooded ceilings seem to be a theme in this week’s Campus Construction Update.