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Campus Construction Update, March 22, 2011: College Chapel

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 8:53 am

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.

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

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 2:05 pm

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.

Campus Construction Update: Dec. 6, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010 10:27 am

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.

Campus construction update: Week of Feb. 4

Friday, February 8, 2008 12:00 am

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.

Campus construction update: Week of Jan. 21

Tuesday, January 22, 2008 12:00 am

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.

Campus construction update, week of Aug. 27: Alumni Walk opens

Friday, August 31, 2007 12:00 am

On Friday, Aug. 31, construction crews rushed to get much of Alumni Walk ready for traffic as students returned in force. The short-term objective is to open the walk from College Street as far east as Pettengill Hall. The entire walk won't be finished for weeks, and even in the section soon to open, landscaping chores, the placement of benches and lights, and similar work will continue.

Campus construction update: Week of July 30

Friday, August 3, 2007 12:00 am

Mid- to late August will be a watershed time for Bates campus improvements. The headline news will be the opening of the new student housing, next to Mount David and Rand Hall. While most Bates students won't return to campus until the end of the month, a handful will move into the new housing sooner.

Campus construction update: Week of July 2

Tuesday, July 3, 2007 12:00 am

The new student housing should be ready for occupancy in August, right on schedule, said Suzanne Grant, clerk of the works for the project. But there's still a ways to go before students can start hanging their whiteboards and Gene Pitney posters.

Campus construction update: Week of June 4

Thursday, June 7, 2007 12:00 am

After nearly two months looking like a battlefield with its mud, dust, broken roots and debris, the 2.5 acre Alumni Walk site will soon sprout a bit of soothing green. According to project manager Paul Farnsworth, a handful of paper birch trees will be planted along the south edge of the site next week. These are a sort of advance guard for the 178 birches that will ultimately grace the Walk.

Campus Construction Update: Week of May 21, 2007

Thursday, May 10, 2007 12:00 am

At 280 College, engineers began testing electrical, mechanical and other systems as part of commissioning, a process of ensuring that everything works and looks as it should.

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