News Archives

Tuesday

July 26, 2011 11:55 am

Campus Construction Update: July 26, 2011

“It’s the windows,” said Doris Vincent, administrative assistant for the Off-Campus Study Program. “There are so many big, bright windows.” It was also the wall colors that glowed so pleasantly in the light from all those windows. And it was the generous space in the new offices. And the long views from the big windows. And the cozy lounges. In short, the few staffers and faculty from Off-Campus Study and the foreign language departments who toured Roger Williams Hall on July 7 were glowing right along with the wall paint.

Wednesday

July 6, 2011 8:56 am

Campus Construction Update, July 6, 2011: Chapel

Despite its 14 feet of height and 500 pounds of weight, a copper cupola seemed surprisingly delicate as a crane hoisted it back into place atop the College Chapel’s southeast tower on June 9.

Wednesday

July 6, 2011 8:53 am

Campus Construction Update, July 6, 2011: Hedge and Roger Williams halls

On June 27, right on schedule, faculty members in philosophy, religious studies and environmental studies moved into their new offices in the renovated Hedge Hall. About 10 faculty and staff, out of 20 total occupants, were on campus to take possession of their new quarters, says project manager Paul Farnsworth.

Wednesday

July 6, 2011 8:32 am

Campus Construction Update: July 6, 2011

On June 27, right on schedule, faculty members in philosophy, religious studies and environmental studies moved into their new offices in the renovated Hedge Hall.

Monday

June 13, 2011 8:40 am

Events Schedule: Summer 2011, revised

Hello from Bates! Here is a revised preview of public events at the college during summer 2011.

Monday

June 6, 2011 2:14 pm

Campus Construction Update: June 7, 2011

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the final days of the renovation of Hedge and Roger Williams halls. On Monday, June 27, faculty in philosophy, religious studies and environmental studies will receive key-card access to the renovated Hedge Hall and be able to start settling into their spiffy new offices. Four weeks later, July 25 is moving day for staff of the Language Resource Center and Off-Campus Study office and the faculty of the foreign-language programs that will occupy Roger Williams Hall.

Sunday

May 29, 2011 3:24 pm

Commencement report: The only failure is the failure to persist

“You will fail — you should fail,” Evelynn Hammonds, dean of Harvard College, told the Bates College class of 2011 on May 29. “But if you stick with it, and let your peculiarities become assets, you will succeed.”
Hammond, who is also a historian of science and professor of African American studies at Harvard, was one of three honorary degree recipients who spoke at the college’s 145th commencement. The others were Frank Glazer, a pianist of international renown and member of the Bates music faculty, and Robert Langer, an Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a highly prolific inventor of healthcare technologies.

Monday

May 23, 2011 2:10 pm

Website supports students affected by acts contrary to Bates values

New to the Bates website is a collection of pages designed to serve as a sort of first-aid kit for students and other members of the campus community victimized by, or witness to, a sexual assault, hate crime or other act of violence or prejudice.

Wednesday

May 18, 2011 8:56 am

Renowned activist, comedian Dick Gregory to appear

Dick Gregory, the African American comedian who transcended show-business success to become a prominent activist for social justice and civil rights, performs at Bates College at 7 p.m. Monday, May 23, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell Street. Sponsored by the Bates Program in African American Studies and the Multifaith Chaplaincy, the event is open to the public at no cost, but reservations are required. Please contact 207-786-8272.

Monday

May 16, 2011 2:19 pm

Campus Construction Update: May 16, 2011

On May 5, workers used a crane to remove the copper cupola from the turret at the southeast corner of the College Chapel. One at a time, the building’s four cupolas will be refurbished at the site and replaced as part of the renovation, which also entails extensive work on exterior masonry and the replacement of the roof covering. The cupola is about 14 feet tall and weighs roughly a quarter of a ton, says project manager Greg Hogan.