Stories about "Sustainability"
Campus construction update: Week of Jan. 7

Tuesday, January 8, 2008 2:13 pm

A student serving on a food advisory committee once told Christine Schwartz, Dining Services' director, that anticipating a meal at the current Memorial Commons is like getting psyched up for battle. "You pretty much have to fight your way through Commons now" because of the way the space is arranged, Schwartz said. New arrivals at mealtime, still burdened with coats and backpacks, immediately find themselves in a confusion of food stations and fellow diners pressing in all directions. All that will change when the new Commons opens in February.

Zeroing In

Sunday, December 23, 2007 11:37 am

Creating a Sustainable Bates begins with taking stock of the College’s green...

Campus construction update: Week of Dec. 10

Friday, December 14, 2007 11:05 am

If the schedule holds, in about 10 weeks Dining Services will serve the first meals in the new Commons. "It's going to be a fabulous facility," Dining Services director Christine Schwartz told Campus Construction Update during a conversation about the transition from old to new.

Bates art museum exhibition 'Green Horizons' closes Dec. 9

Wednesday, December 5, 2007 12:06 pm

Usually closed on Sundays, the Bates College Museum of Art will open its doors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 9 to provide visitors with one last chance to experience "Green Horizons," a landmark exhibition exploring the concept of environmental sustainability.

Campus construction update: Week of Nov. 26

Friday, November 30, 2007 12:34 pm

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.

Maine printmaker and 'Green Horizons' artist to speak

Wednesday, November 14, 2007 9:23 am

Karen Adrienne, a printmaker and member of the art faculty at the University of Maine at Augusta, visits Bates College to give a talk titled "Impermanent Art and Sustainable Community" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Room 105 of the Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St.

Report from the road: Bates' Zipcar program

Wednesday, October 31, 2007 10:34 am

"Driving a Prius is . . . a little bit of an adjustment." But once she's past the unfamiliarity of operating the hybrid, a Bates student finds new freedom through Bates' Zipcar program.

Campus construction update: Week of Oct. 22

Thursday, October 25, 2007 10:48 am

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.

Campus construction update: Week of Nov. 5

Thursday, October 25, 2007 9:45 am

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.

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

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 11:19 am

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.

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