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Friday

February 4, 2011
3:35 pm

Campus Construction Update: Feb. 4, 2011

Leaving a foot of new snow atop the foot Lewiston already had on the ground, this week’s snowfall fell somewhat short of the apocalypse predicted by the media. Classes were held as usual, though. And alongside the students heading through the flakes were the workers performing the renovation of Hedge and Roger Williams halls.

Thursday

January 27, 2011
11:31 am

'Arts Crawl' to reveal the best of the arts at Bates

In a smorgasbord of the performing and visual arts at Bates, the college presents its first-ever “Arts Crawl” starting at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28.

Friday

January 21, 2011
1:41 pm

Campus Construction Update: Jan. 21, 2011

Why does an open piece of land seem so much smaller than the building occupying the same footprint? How did New Commons fit on that little scrap of ground next to the football field? Shouldn’t space that’s cut up by walls and ceilings seem smaller than an open lot, rather than larger? Such thoughts appeared on the open lot of our consciousness as we stood in the new pavilion-like addition to Roger Williams Hall. Surrounded by contractors’ giant tool boxes and stacks of building materials, we took in the views, to north and south, defined by the new entrances.

Monday

January 10, 2011
3:50 pm

Poetry, portraits of incarcerated women Jan. 20-Feb. 3 in Chase Hall Gallery

More Than a Rap Sheet [real stories of incarcerated women], an exhibition of poetry and portraits, opens with a reception at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, in Bates College’s Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. The exhibition continues in the Chase Hall Gallery through Feb. 3.

Friday

January 7, 2011
9:52 am

Campus Construction Update: Jan. 7, 2011

You can’t judge a book by the cover, as Willie Dixon wrote. But you can, as Campus Construction Update wrote (perhaps less memorably) judge the progress of a construction project by its outer surfaces.

Monday

December 20, 2010
3:46 pm

Campus Construction Update: Dec. 20, 2010

Construction workers in Hedge Hall got an early Christmas present Dec. 16 with the installation of one of the permanent stairways. After months of lugging themselves and their equipment up and down ladders and vertigo-inducing open-sided stairs, the workers can now change altitude in comfort and dignity. “It will make a huge difference,” says project manager Paul Farnsworth.

Wednesday

December 8, 2010
2:05 pm

$150,000 grant from Alden Trust supports Hedge-Bill renovations

As Bates continues to transform two 19th-century residence halls into state-of-the-art academic buildings, the college has received a $150,000 grant from the George I. Alden Trust to support the renovation project.

Monday

December 6, 2010
10:27 am

Campus Construction Update: Dec. 6, 2010

It isn’t the prettiest wrapping job you’ll see this time of year. But when the plastic sheeting around the Hedge Hall addition does come off, probably in January, you can expect a fine present indeed: neat courses of brick and granite that masons are laying now.

Friday

November 12, 2010
1:49 pm

Campus Construction Update: Nov. 12, 2010

The Bates helicopter fleet not being at our disposal, Campus Construction Update has spent some time seeking a high vantage point to photograph the work being done atop Roger Williams Hall.

Tuesday

November 2, 2010
10:23 am

Video: Time-lapse of Garcelon Field renovations

If you think a Maine summer goes by quickly, take a look at this time-lapse video showing the installation of…