Archives for "Campus places"

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.

Sunday

September 9, 2007 2:38 pm

Modern Dance Company to premiere work by NYC choreographer Kyle

A new work by choreographer Peter Kyle, formerly of the Mark Morris Dance Group, will be featured in performances by the Bates College Modern Dance Company at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, and noon Sunday, Sept. 30, in the college’s Schaeffer Theatre, 305 College St.

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 31, 2007 12:00 am

Campus construction update, week of Aug. 27: Alumni Walk opens

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.

Friday

August 3, 2007 12:00 am

Campus construction update: Week of July 30

Mid- to late August will be a watershed time for Bates campus improvements. The headline news will be the opening of the new student housing, next to Mount David and Rand Hall. While most Bates students won’t return to campus until the end of the month, a handful will move into the new housing sooner.

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.

Tuesday

July 3, 2007 12:00 am

Campus construction update: Week of July 2

The new student housing should be ready for occupancy in August, right on schedule, said Suzanne Grant, clerk of the works for the project. But there’s still a ways to go before students can start hanging their whiteboards and Gene Pitney posters.

Thursday

June 7, 2007 12:00 am

Campus construction update: Week of June 4

After nearly two months looking like a battlefield with its mud, dust, broken roots and debris, the 2.5 acre Alumni Walk site will soon sprout a bit of soothing green. According to project manager Paul Farnsworth, a handful of paper birch trees will be planted along the south edge of the site next week. These are a sort of advance guard for the 178 birches that will ultimately grace the Walk.

Thursday

May 10, 2007 12:00 am

Campus construction update: Week of May 21

Inside the new student housing, engineers last week began the process of testing electrical, mechanical and other systems. The tests, which will continue until the College takes over the building sometime in July, are part of the building’s commissioning — a process of ensuring that everything works and looks as it should.