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Thursday

March 15, 2007 12:00 am

Campus construction update: Week of March 19

An interior tour of the new Commons on March 14 impressed Campus Construction Update many times over. What was so impressive? So much steel overhead and so much ice-crusted mud underfoot. The fast pace and no-nonsense demeanor of the workers hired by contractor Consigli Construction Co. Most of all, the size of the building, the soaring space of the building’s main dining hall and the views of campus it will command.

Thursday

March 15, 2007 12:00 am

Campus construction update: Week of March 12

In April, work resumes on the cross-campus connector originally known as the Bates Walk, now officially titled the Alumni Walk. This east-west corridor will run from College Street through what is now Andrews Road and up to the new dining Commons. Paul Farnsworth, manager of both projects, explained this week that Walk work will recommence at a site between Lane and Pettengill halls.

Thursday

March 1, 2007 12:00 am

Campus construction update: Week of Feb. 26

It was a milestone of sorts for the new Commons project: the first use of plastic wrap in the kitchen.

Thursday

March 1, 2007 12:00 am

Campus construction update: Week of March 5

A milestone of sorts: The first students with the option to actually occupy Bates’ new student housing are making that choice now. With less than six months to go before the residence next to Mount David opens, it’s housing lottery time again, and floor plans for the facility have been posted in Chase Hall along with all the other housing.

Tuesday

February 13, 2007 12:00 am

Campus construction update: Week of Feb. 12

As we told you in the Jan. 29 edition of this space, recent construction projects have included a giant pit about halfway between Alumni Gym and Pettengill Hall, near the site of the new dining Commons.

Thursday

February 8, 2007 12:00 am

Campus construction update: Week of Feb. 4

With the official opening just weeks away, the new dining Commons passed a milestone early on Feb. 7: the arrival of its first truckload of food. The Performance Food Group semi backed into the Commons’ truck bay, on Central Avenue, shortly after dawn as an overnight snowfall tapered off.

Wednesday

February 7, 2007 12:00 am

Campus construction update: Week of Feb. 5

Construction of the new student housing, at College Street and Mountain Avenue, is making hot progress despite the continuing bitter cold.

Tuesday

January 30, 2007 12:00 am

Campus construction updates: Week of Jan. 29

Considering how much trouble a Maine winter can cause when it really wants to, the people handling Bates’ major campus-improvement…

Monday

January 22, 2007 12:00 am

Campus construction update: Week of Jan. 21

In recent weeks we’ve learned what Dining Services director Christine Schwartz likes about the new dining Commons. Now it’s the turn of Paul Farnsworth, Bates’ project manager for the building.

Monday

January 8, 2007 12:00 am

Campus construction update: Week of Jan. 7

A student serving on a food advisory committee once told Christine Schwartz, Dining Services’ director, that anticipating a meal at the current Memorial Commons is like getting psyched up for battle. “You pretty much have to fight your way through Commons now” because of the way the space is arranged, Schwartz said. All that will change when the new Commons opens in February.