Facilities

Lost Cause at Vanderbilt

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University concedes defeat in its bid to remove the word "Confederate" from the name on a building.

Paving the Way

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Agreement between Cornell and protesters -- some of them in trees -- clears the road for a controversial parking lot.

Thinking Green

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Colleges take environmental issues seriously when they think doing so will save money, study suggests.

Building Boom in Biomedical Science

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More than half of growth in academic research facilities is in biological or medical fields, according to the NSF.

Katrina Sends Students Fleeing

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When hurricane hit New Orleans, colleges had evacuated; many campuses in region turn gyms into shelters.

Tearing Down a Gehry

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UC Irvine decision isn't about aesthetics -- building by the noted architect is falling apart.

Jeffersonian Tradition or Shoddy Imitation?

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Architecture professors at U. of Virginia charge that new campus buildings are boring, inefficient and insensitive.

Recovery From Disaster

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Colleges do rebound from calamities of nature -- and those that have done so offer lessons and hope for those in New Orleans.

Rita Disrupts, but Doesn't Devastate

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Hurricane Rita forced colleges in Texas and Louisiana to prepare for the worst, but officials at many institutions were feeling relieved by late Saturday and spent much of the weekend preparing to re-open soon. While damage reports were not in, a few institutions did experience significant damage. In Texas, they include Lamar University, Lamar State College at Port Arthur, and the Lamar Institute of Technology. In Louisiana, Sowela Technical Community College, in Lake Charles, suffered extensive damage and the same may be true for McNeese State University.

Promoting Green Campuses

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Student activists and administrators announce plans to promote environmentalism.

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