Stories about "Commons"
Mugging for the camera: Like every other Bates student on campus during Short Term, Laura Rand '18 of Barrington, R.I., will soon have a Personal Reusable Container like this to call her own. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Paper coffee cups soon to be an un-Commons sight

Thursday, March 30, 2017 3:39 pm

As of April 24, as a way to reduce the amount of waste Bates College sends to the landfill, Dining Services will no longer stock paper cups in Commons.

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Six Bates places back then (under construction) and now (wow!)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 2:24 pm

Take an interactive, then-and-now look at a six Bates places that have seen great changes over the years.

Campus Construction Update: Week of Oct. 8, 2007

Friday, October 12, 2007 12:41 pm

Oct. 8 was a red-letter day at 280 College St., as the outdoor gas grill at the new student residence was fired up for the first time. Residence coordinators Jenn Linton '08 and Matt Lopez '08 hosted an inaugural cookout that had been delayed a couple weeks while shipping damage to the grill was fixed.

Talking the talk, walking the walk: students on Alumni Walk. (Doug Hubley/Bates College)
Campus Construction Update: Week of Sept. 24, 2007

Friday, September 28, 2007 2:11 pm

A Sept. 27 storm occasioned an Alumni Walk first: emergency vehicles responding to a campus alarm after lightning caused a power surge.

Taken for granite: A worker drills a hole in stone steps for a handrail at the new student housing. (Doug Hubley/Bates College)
Campus construction update: Week of July 30, 2007

Friday, August 3, 2007 12:00 am

Mid- to late August will be a watershed time for Bates College campus improvements.

Crosstown traffic: A pedestrian crosses the Alumni Walk site in front of Pettengill.
Campus construction update: Week of July 16, 2007

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 10:11 am

Upcoming road closures will add a certain frisson of adventure to life at Bates College.

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Campus Construction Update: Week of July 2, 2007

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.

Workers set a "trench box" where a retaining wall is being built next to Hedge. (Doug Hubley/Bates College)
Campus Construction Update: Week of June 4, 2007

Thursday, June 7, 2007 12:00 am

The 2.5 acre Alumni Walk site will soon sprout a bit of soothing green as paper birch trees will be planted along the south edge of the site next week.

Dusty old dust: Heavy equipment raises clouds on campus. (Doug Hubley/Bates College)
Campus Construction Update: Week of May 7, 2007

Thursday, May 10, 2007 12:00 am

Like tea leaves, some parts of the built environment can offer clues about the future, if you know how to read them.