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Wednesday

April 27, 2011
4:38 pm

University of Wisconsin professor visits Bates to discuss African political cartoons

Tejumola Olaniyan, a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, presents the lecture “On Bigness: Wealth, Power and Body Size in African Political Cartoons” at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, in Bates College’s Keck Classroom, Pettengill Hall (G52).

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.

Friday

April 8, 2011
4:33 pm

Porst '11 receives Projects for Peace award to build first school in a remote Andean community

During a community dinner on the eve of her departure from a remote Peruvian community, Hannah Porst ’11 asked residents of this mountain village how she could thank them for their hospitality. What we really need, they told her, is a school. Now Porst has received a $10,000 Projects for Peace grant — covering a third of the cost of her initiative and making it possible for the school to be built this summer.

Wednesday

April 6, 2011
11:25 am

Sights, sounds and sense of Russian poetry at Mount David Summit

The two students of Russian began their Mount David Summit panel presentation with a black-and-white photograph showing the open casket…

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.

Tuesday

March 22, 2011
8:53 am

Campus Construction Update, March 22, 2011: College Chapel

Three years shy of its 100th birthday, the Bates College Chapel will be the object of a new construction project this year — starting next week, in fact. For the next nine months, workers will be replacing the venerable building’s slate roof and tending to the turrets at each corner.

Friday

March 18, 2011
10:06 am

Hirai offers Sun Journal historical, personal insights into Tohoku earthquake

Atsuko Hirai, the Kazushige Hirasawa Professor of History, offers personal and historical insights into the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in…

Wednesday

March 16, 2011
10:10 am

Learned Ladies continues through weekend

The Bates theater department production of Molière’s 1672 satire The Learned Ladies continues through March 20, with performances at 7:30…