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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.

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.

Friday

August 20, 2010
2:48 pm

Campus Construction Update, Aug. 20, 2010: 10 Frye St.

This fall, 23 Bates students will find themselves studying, socializing and sleeping inside a lesson in local architectural history. Acquired by Bates in summer 2009, the large brick house at 10 Frye St. is the latest addition to the college’s stock of student residences. But it’s one of the older buildings in the fleet, dating to 1873.

Thursday

August 5, 2010
4:14 pm

BatesNews Monthly Update: August 2010

For Bates alumni, parents, and friends, here is a look back at stories that represent some of the major Bates…

Thursday

June 3, 2010
5:55 pm

BatesNews Monthly Update: June 2010

For Bates alumni, parents, and friends, here is a look back at stories that represent some of the major Bates…

Friday

May 7, 2010
12:54 pm

Campus Construction Update: Week of May 3, 2010

These days, the renovation of Hedge and Roger Williams halls seems to be all about the concrete — taking it out and putting it in.

Friday

February 8, 2008
10:23 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.

Tuesday

January 22, 2008
3:44 pm

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. A mechanical engineer, Farnsworth especially appreciates the ventilation scheme. There’s no building-wide air conditioning per se. Instead, it’s essentially a natural system, he explained: the high-peaked main dining hall and an adjacent airshaft will create a chimney effect to pull fresh air in through windows that can actually be opened — an unusual feature these days in large new buildings.

Tuesday

January 8, 2008
2:13 pm

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. New arrivals at mealtime, still burdened with coats and backpacks, immediately find themselves in a confusion of food stations and fellow diners pressing in all directions. All that will change when the new Commons opens in February.

Friday

December 14, 2007
11:05 am

Campus construction update: Week of Dec. 10

If the schedule holds, in about 10 weeks Dining Services will serve the first meals in the new Commons. “It’s going to be a fabulous facility,” Dining Services director Christine Schwartz told Campus Construction Update during a conversation about the transition from old to new.