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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

September 14, 2007
3:58 pm

Campus construction update: Week of Sept. 10

Paul Farnsworth, manager of the new dining Commons and Alumni Walk projects, reported that 140,000 flower bulbs were shipped our way from California on Sept. 11. The bulbs are scillas, which bloom around the same time as crocuses.

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.

Saturday

March 3, 2007
9:30 am

Campus construction update: Dining Commons opens

About 1,000 Bates people put the new dining Commons to the test over dinner on Monday, Feb. 25, Dining Services director Christine Schwartz estimated the following day.

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.

Thursday

August 23, 2001
3:06 pm

Richard Goode to open concert series

Internationally acclaimed pianist and Nonesuch recording artist Richard Goode will open the 2001-02 Bates College Concert Series with an interpretation of classical masterpieces at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall.

Wednesday

January 6, 1999
2:33 pm

Warwick couple's $1-million gift funds Bates College campus restoration project

A $1-million gift from Henry “Jack” Keigwin ’59, and his wife, Beverly, of Warwick, R.I., has funded a major environmental restoration project and new granite amphitheater on the Bates College campus.