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Thursday

June 16, 2011
3:06 pm

Slide show: Architecture critic Phil Isaacson '47 stops by Hathorn Hall

Photographer Phyllis Graber Jensen and Bates Magazine editor Jay Burns tagged along as Philip Isaacson ’47, noted Maine architecture critic…

Wednesday

June 8, 2011
6:04 pm

Video: On Reunion Weekend, a look at Schaeffer Theater at age 50

With Reunion Weekend upon us, which includes a Saturday gathering to mark the performance of the first play in Schaeffer…

Monday

June 6, 2011
2:14 pm

Campus Construction Update: June 7, 2011

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the final days of the renovation of Hedge and Roger Williams halls. On Monday, June 27, faculty in philosophy, religious studies and environmental studies will receive key-card access to the renovated Hedge Hall and be able to start settling into their spiffy new offices. Four weeks later, July 25 is moving day for staff of the Language Resource Center and Off-Campus Study office and the faculty of the foreign-language programs that will occupy Roger Williams Hall.

Monday

May 16, 2011
2:19 pm

Campus Construction Update: May 16, 2011

On May 5, workers used a crane to remove the copper cupola from the turret at the southeast corner of the College Chapel. One at a time, the building’s four cupolas will be refurbished at the site and replaced as part of the renovation, which also entails extensive work on exterior masonry and the replacement of the roof covering. The cupola is about 14 feet tall and weighs roughly a quarter of a ton, says project manager Greg Hogan.

Wednesday

May 11, 2011
11:42 am

Museum of Art offers inside look at Wyeths, installment of Maine Drawing Project

Long recognized for the strength of its drawing collection, the Museum of Art reveals multiple dimensions of that medium in major exhibitions this summer. Part of a statewide initiative exploring the art of drawing, the exhibition Emerging Dis/Order: Drawings by Amy Stacey Curtis, Alison Hildreth and Andrea Sulzer features new work by respected Maine artists. Meanwhile, art and illustrated letters from one of America’s most famous artist families constitute Andrew and Jamie Wyeth: Selections from the Private Collection of Victoria Browning Wyeth.

Friday

April 29, 2011
12:58 pm

Campus Construction Update: April 29, 2011

“Wow” was the consensus among the dozen-plus faculty and staff on an April 26 tour of Hedge Hall led by project manager Paul Farnsworth and clerk of the works Chris Streifel.

Monday

April 18, 2011
10:55 am

Campus Construction Update: April 18, 2011

Like cars and telephones, buildings are catching up rapidly to their human masters in the realm of intelligence. The renovated Roger Williams and Hedge halls, for instance, will wisely empower their occupants to stay comfortable without wasting energy.

Tuesday

April 5, 2011
2:03 pm

Campus Construction Update: April 5, 2011

A little more than a year after its beginning, the renovation of Hedge and Roger Williams halls is at its peak. That’s speaking numerically, at least. The counts of both subcontracting firms and workers on site will top out during the next few weeks, according to project manager Paul Farnsworth. The number of “subs,” as construction folk call ‘em, under lead contractor Wright-Ryan Construction will be up to 19 or so. And about 90 workers will be swinging hammers, slinging slate and stringing cables.

Tuesday

March 22, 2011
10:06 am

Campus Construction Update: March 22, 2011

Flooded ceilings seem to be a theme in this week’s Campus Construction Update.

Tuesday

March 22, 2011
9:53 am

Campus Construction Update, March 22: Hedge and Roger Williams halls

If a contractor told us that it was time to flood our ceiling, we would take exception. For one thing, it would make a big mess. For another, we can flood our own ceiling, thank you, and often have.