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Thursday

July 15, 2010 3:45 pm

Campus Construction Update, week of July 12: Garcelon Field

We all know that being able to deal effectively with boundary issues is key to a well-evolved personality.
The Garcelon Field renovation passed such a developmental milestone July 8 with the completion of its concrete “anchor curb.” This low concrete wall around the playing area, says project manager Mike Gustin, “kind of confines the field.”

Thursday

July 15, 2010 3:24 pm

Campus Construction Update: Week of July 12, 2010

We all know that being able to deal effectively with boundary issues is key to a well-evolved personality. The Garcelon Field renovation passed such a developmental milestone July 8 with the completion of its concrete “anchor curb.” Meanwhile, these days “Hedge Hall is really all about steel,” says project manager Paul Farnsworth. (At last we’re past the days when it was all about drainage.) Trucks bearing Hedge Hall’s new steel skeleton should start to arrive Monday, July 19.

Thursday

July 1, 2010 3:15 pm

Campus Construction Update, week of June 28: Hedge and Roger Williams halls

It’s been fascinating, if unsettling, to watch the reduction of Hedge and Roger Williams halls during these first months of their renovations. The buildings have been stripped down to windowless, featureless, gutted shells more reminiscent of a war zone than a comfy college. But now the reducing is done and from here on in, it’s pure gain

Thursday

July 1, 2010 3:06 pm

Campus Construction Update: Week of June 28, 2010

Hedge and Roger Williams halls have stopped shrinking and will soon start to grow. And just how green is the Garcelon Field project?

Thursday

July 1, 2010 2:36 pm

Campus Construction Update, week of June 28: Garcelon Field

How “green,” speaking environmentally and not chromatically, will the renovated Garcelon Field be? The answer’s mixed. Unlike the old grass field, the new FieldTurf playing surface will neither support wildlife nor inhale carbon dioxide. But in other ways an artificial field has significant environmental advantages over grass.

Friday

June 11, 2010 10:18 am

Campus Construction Update: Week of June 7, 2010

Attending Reunion? Don’t miss the groundbreaking ceremony for the Garcelon Field renovation at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at the field. And an hour earlier, you’ll have the chance to learn more about the Hedge-Roger Williams renovations.

Friday

June 11, 2010 10:09 am

Campus Construction Update: Hedge-Roger Williams renovations, week of June 7

At Hedge Hall these days, what’s up is down — in the basement. And you’ll get a lift out of it.

Friday

June 11, 2010 9:49 am

Campus Construction Update: Garcelon Field renovation, week of June 7

Even forewarned, it was shocking to arrive at work on June 3 to find the Garcelon Field grandstand succumbing to the force of machines.

Tuesday

June 1, 2010 11:05 am

Events Schedule: Summer 2010, revised

This revised preview of summer 2010 public events at Bates College replaces the May 27 posting. Except as noted, events in the following listing are open to the public at no charge.

Sunday

May 30, 2010 2:46 pm

Commencement message: Don't compare yourself to others, says journalist Pauley

“I saw this headline,” renowned television journalist Jane Pauley told the 455 members of the Bates College class of 2010: ” ‘Inspiration is everywhere, but you have to be looking.’ May you find inspiration everywhere you look.” Pauley was one of five honorary degree recipients at the College’s 144th commencement ceremony.