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Friday

November 30, 2007
12:34 pm

Campus construction update: Week of Nov. 26

Just a few months ago, new construction projects at Bates were transforming a swath of campus that extended from Mount David to Merrill Gym. Now, like a Hollywood crane shot where the camera swoops down from lofty to intimate, the focus of construction at Bates is closing in on the interior of the new dining Commons.

Thursday

October 25, 2007
10:48 am

Campus construction update: Week of Oct. 22

The project isn’t inspiring like Alumni Walk, magnificent like the new dining Commons or heartwarming like the new student housing. But a new parking lot behind Merrill Gymnasium that should open around Thanksgiving will come in handy, easing the squeeze that Bates motorists have felt the past six months.

Thursday

October 25, 2007
9:45 am

Campus construction update: Week of Nov. 5

The new dining Commons should be open for business when students return from break on Feb. 25, project manager Paul Farnsworth reported. And it’s hoped that construction work will be complete about a month prior to the opening.

Tuesday

October 23, 2007
11:19 am

Lynd '79, pioneering ethanol researcher, to speak at Bates

Professor Lee Rybeck Lynd ’79, a pioneer in the sustainable production of ethanol fuels from abundant, inexpensive and renewable plant materials, gives two public presentations at Bates College in October.

Friday

September 28, 2007
2:11 pm

Campus construction update: Week of Sept. 24

An afternoon thunderstorm on Sept. 27 occasioned an Alumni Walk first: emergency vehicles entering in response to a campus alarm. Although there was no fire, lightning caused a power surge in the fire detection system, frying a computer chip and setting off an alarm in Hathorn Hall.

Tuesday

July 17, 2007
10:11 am

Campus construction update: Week of July 16

Upcoming road closures will add a certain frisson of adventure to life at Bates. On Friday, July 20, College Street will be closed at Mountain Avenue for the construction of a raised pedestrian crossing, or traffic table, to link Alumni Walk with the new student housing. Signage will help direct motorists to alternate routes.

Friday

April 6, 2007
12:03 pm

Campus construction update: Week of April 9

Between the mud, the plastic wrap and the concrete, the colors of construction work are predominantly drab. But the rare “colorful” colors, as major projects building at Bates this year have shown, can be surprisingly bold.

Wednesday

March 7, 2007
3:12 pm

College joins nationwide carbon-neutrality pact

Bates College is one of eight colleges and universities in Maine, and more than 100 nationwide, to sign an agreement to become “carbon neutral” — that is, to reduce institutional emissions of carbon-based greenhouse gases such that they no longer increase the atmospheric total of such gases.