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Wednesday

January 28, 2009
9:59 am

College offices closing at 2.p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, due to weather

Due to inclement weather, Bates College offices will close at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 28. Only personnel designated in advance by the director of the department as “essential” should report for work. Dining services will be available.

Monday

September 15, 2008
12:00 pm

Bates College New Dorm: 280 College

A video of the new dorm on campus. Some call it New Rand, but it is officially called 280 College.

Tuesday

July 1, 2008
3:11 pm

Rho Beta Phi

At a college where the absence of fraternities has defined student life, what are we to make of the existence of the early-1960s mock fraternity Rho Beta Phi (“Roger Bill Fraternity”)?

Tuesday

July 1, 2008
2:59 pm

Place in the heart

While outdoors, she looked within and found a new sense of place

Wednesday

April 9, 2008
12:00 pm

More than a month old, dining Commons still a fresh Bates place

Spring’s happy arrival after a long winter manifests itself in myriad ways, which is one way to explain the giddy reactions to the new dining Commons, open since Feb. 24.

Friday

December 14, 2007
11:05 am

Campus construction update: Week of Dec. 10

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.

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.

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.