Facilities

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.

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.

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