Facilities

'Potty Parity'

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With Larry Summers questioning their science ability, and the Bush administration weakening Title IX, it has not been a great year for women in higher education.

But the Los Angeles Community College District has adopted a new policy that will help its female students in a most practical way: The ratios used to set the number of male and female bathroom stalls -- a ratio that has allowed men to zip in and zip out, while women stand in line -- is changing.

Campus Fires Draw Congressional Scrutiny

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6 deaths in April prompt gathering of lawmakers and flurry of legislation aimed at encouraging (and challenging) colleges.

The Joy of Stacks

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While some universities boast about bookless libraries, Chicago prepares to spend $42 million in defense of browsing and scholarly serendipity.

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.

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