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Posts by Doug Hubley


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Friday

September 17, 2010
5:18 pm

Campus Construction Update: Sept. 20, 2010

The grandstand is rising at Garcelon Field, the eagle landed at 10 Frye St., and they’re still slinging steel at Hedge and Roger Williams halls.

Friday

September 17, 2010
5:06 pm

Campus Construction Update, Sept. 20, 2010: 10 Frye St.

On Sept. 9, a crew from Physical Plant restored the 1873 eagle weathervane to its roost atop the carriage house at 10 Frye St., Bates’ newest student residence.

Wednesday

September 8, 2010
3:13 pm

Ready to respond, 501 new students hear the call as Bates begins 145th year

“What we do today is symbolic of what we do all year long,” Professor of Religious Studies Marcus Bruce ’77 told some 501 new students during Bates College’s Convocation on Sept. 7. One of five speakers at the ceremony on the Historic Quad, Bruce’s keynote address eloquently wove together an explication of the College’s new mission statement with the meaning of “convocation” itself — and, most importantly, what it all means to the new arrivals.

Friday

September 3, 2010
1:59 pm

Campus Construction Update: Sept. 3, 2010

The new FieldTurf playing surface at Garcelon Field is “phenomenal,” says one Bobcat. Roger Williams Hall is steeling itself for snow and earthquakes. And sometime soon the eagle will land at 10 Frye St.

Friday

September 3, 2010
1:52 pm

Campus Construction Update, Sept. 3, 2010: 10 Frye St.

In an e-mail slugged “The eagle will land,” Physical Plant project manager John Rasmussen alerted Campus Construction Update to a new development at the 10 Frye St. student residence. An eagle-shaped weathervane believed to be original to the 1873 carriage house at the site is scheduled to return to the roost the week of Sept. 6.

Friday

September 3, 2010
1:49 pm

Campus Construction Update, Sept. 3, 2010: Hedge and Roger Williams halls

Paul Farnsworth, unlike Cole Porter, wants to be fenced in. Or at least he wants for the renovation of Roger Williams and Hedge halls to stay within its fenced-in work zone. But his goal, paradoxically, is the same as Cole’s: unrestricted mobility. Now, thanks to the end of construction work outside the zone, wandering over yonder is almost as easy as it ever was.

Friday

September 3, 2010
1:46 pm

Campus Construction Update, Sept. 3, 2010: Garcelon Field

“The surface is phenomenal,” Bobcat center and co-captain Brendan Murphy ’11 said on Sept. 2, during the football team’s third practice on the renovated Garcelon Field. Though the grandstand has yet to be erected and there’s still work to do surrounding the gridiron, the playing field was declared ready for action late last week and the first-ever practice took place Aug. 31.

Monday

August 30, 2010
4:28 pm

Dissanayake '09 returns to discuss Watson-year experiences

A Bates College alumna who used her 2009 Watson Fellowship to study performance arts in South Africa and Indonesia returns to discuss her experiences at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, in the college’s Benjamin Mays Center, 95 Russell St.

Wednesday

August 25, 2010
10:17 am

Events Schedule: September 2010

Hello from Bates! Here is a preview of public events at the college in September 2010.

Friday

August 20, 2010
3:29 pm

Campus Construction Update, Aug. 20, 2010: Hedge and Roger Williams halls

As this was written, on Aug. 20, Hedge Hall was something to watch as a crane swung long steel beams across the blue sky toward the building. There’s plenty of new steel in Hedge already, says project manager Paul Farnsworth, but the creation of the building’s framework will become more of a spectator sport as it increasingly happens outside the building’s shell.