As Bates College seniors were preparing for commencement in late May, trees and other final landscaping touches were being installed at the campus’s new Bonney Science Center — the centerpiece of a $75 million project to upgrade science teaching and research facilities, with a focus on cross-disciplinary collaboration and flexibility.

“The new building is transformational in that it’s set up in a way to beautifully integrate teaching and research,” says Clayton Spencer, president of the liberal arts institution, which has been a keystone in Lewiston since 1855. Read more