Posts by Doug Hubley
So here we were contemplating the renovation of Hedge and Roger Williams halls and thinking, Steel, baby, steel! It’s all about the steel! — But that’s so two weeks ago. Because now it’s all about the wood.
With the Garcelon Field dedication and inaugural game just days away, it’s a race to the finish for the R.A.D. Sports crew renovating the facility. Meanwhile, Hedge Hall is gaining headroom while Roger Williams Hall embiggens its footprint.
Hello from Bates! Here’s a preview of public events at the college in October 2010.
The author of the short story collection Unkempt and the novel The Generosity of Women, Courtney Eldridge visits Bates College to read from her work at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall.
Nationally esteemed as a curator and arts administrator, Dan Mills is the new director of the Bates College Museum of Art.
“That’s going to be a fun thing to watch to go together,” Garcelon Field project manager Mike Gustin said as the first components of the new Garcelon Field grandstand showed up on Sept. 15.
Watching workers fasten wooden planks to the sides of steel beams near Roger Williams Hall the other day, we got vague ideas about some kind of bare-brick, hanging-fern, exposed-beam motif for the interior renovation.
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.
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.
“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.