Posts by Doug Hubley

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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


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?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


May 21, 2010
3:45 pm

Campus Construction Update: Week of May 17, 2010

Here we’d been thinking that it would be fun to gut a building. But not for the nail-pulling guy.


May 7, 2010
12:54 pm

Campus Construction Update: Week of May 3, 2010

These days, the renovation of Hedge and Roger Williams halls seems to be all about the concrete — taking it out and putting it in.