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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.

Friday

August 31, 2007
8:39 am

Campus construction update: Week of Aug. 27

On Friday, Aug. 31, construction crews rushed to get much of Alumni Walk ready for traffic as students returned in force. The short-term objective is to open the walk from College Street as far east as Pettengill Hall. The entire walk won’t be finished for weeks, and even in the section soon to open, landscaping chores, the placement of benches and lights, and similar work will continue.

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.

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.

Tuesday

January 9, 2007
11:57 am

Campus construction updates: Week of Jan. 8

About nine months remain before students move into the new student housing, adjacent to Rand Hall.

Tuesday

August 29, 2006
11:17 am

New multifaith chaplain named at Bates College

The Rev. William Blaine-Wallace, an Episcopal priest, has been named the multifaith chaplain at Bates College, announced Dean of Students Tedd R. Goundie.

Thursday

January 23, 2003
9:43 am

Ice Anniversary

As tree limbs crashed down on the Bates Quad at the height of the storm, Bates arborist Bill Bergevin felt helpless. “You just wanted to yell out, ‘Stop!’” he remembers. “But you knew it wouldn’t help.”

Friday

August 31, 2001
2:38 pm

Class of 2005 arrives at Bates

The trickle of arrivals would become a steady stream by Sept. 1, as all members of the 583-person Class of 2005, Bates’ largest-ever incoming group, arrived to kick-off their first — and the College’s 147th year — with orientation, a week designed to create an immediate sense of community between new students and Bates.