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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

October 12, 2007
12:41 pm

Campus construction update: Week of Oct. 8

Oct. 8 was a red-letter day at 280 College St., as the outdoor gas grill at the new student residence was fired up for the first time. Residence coordinators Jenn Linton ’08 and Matt Lopez ’08 hosted an inaugural cookout that had been delayed a couple weeks while shipping damage to the grill was fixed.

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.

Wednesday

September 26, 2007
12:41 pm

Noted environmental artist to present Otis Lecture

Agnes Denes, a renowned environmental artist who brought a wheat field to the Manhattan cityscape, offers the annual Otis Lecture at Bates College at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.

Wednesday

September 5, 2007
8:32 am

Bates rolls out a fleet of bicycles

This fall Bates College introduces the Bates Bikes, a fleet of 10 cruiser bicycles that belong to the newly created Bates Bike Co-op.

Wednesday

September 5, 2007
8:24 am

Bates partners with Zipcar to bring car-sharing to campus

Bates College and Zipcar, the world’s largest car-sharing service, have announced a partnership to make Zipcars available on campus to faculty, staff and students as an environmentally friendly alternative to the costs and hassles of keeping a car on campus.

Friday

August 17, 2007
8:57 am

Construction update, week of Aug. 13: Student housing opens

With its first occupants scheduled to move in later in the day, the new Bates student housing was introduced to the community with speeches and tours during the morning of Aug. 17.

Wednesday

August 8, 2007
9:14 am

Muskie Archives opens historic Androscoggin River data to researchers

The papers of a Bates College professor who spent decades studying pollution in the Androscoggin River — pollution that prompted the federal Clean Water Act of 1972 — are newly accessible to researchers.