Facilities

Fiscal Victories in Anti-Tax Year

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Despite voter backlash against government spending, several states reject proposals that colleges had feared would limit appropriations, and some colleges win facilities bond measures.

Opening Up Dormitories

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This fall, Eastern Michigan University opened its dorms to students from nearby Washtenaw Community College, in order to earn some extra revenue while further encouraging students to transfer and giving them a taste of residential college life.

The institutions are a half mile apart, Eastern Michigan in Ypsilanti and Washtenaw in Ann Arbor. The university is also the top transfer destination of students from the community college. But when Eastern Michigan had extra dorm space to spare, the two institutions drew even closer.

From Modernist to Modern

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At meeting of campus planners, 2 colleges describe cost-effective efforts to transform outmoded libraries into vibrant centers of campus activity.

A Hole Lot of Books

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U. of Chicago library, running out of shelf space, devises a solution that doesn't involve shipping books off campus.

Building a Discussion

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A planning process for the SUNY system is trying to prioritize 32 campuses' construction goals and state needs. How it will do that is still up in the air.

'Architecture & Academe'

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Author discusses new book on the classic buildings of the oldest American campuses.

Research Spending Is Up

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Expenditures on funds for research at universities topped $40 billion in 2003, double the level of 1993.

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