Facilities

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.

In Memoriam to a Memorial

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Does a monument to the civil rights struggle at Ole Miss need to be "positive"?

Big Wins for Community Colleges

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Voters approve over $1 billion in bonds for facilities and improvements; California rejects new spending limits.

Surging Energy Costs

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Spike in gas and oil prices force colleges to spend millions more and try to change campus behavior.

Dirty Business?

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Students and professors say U. of Miami should come clean about poverty issues facing janitorial employees.

Equal and Unequal

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Louisiana and Mississippi may each get $95 million for hurricane-battered colleges -- despite vastly greater damage in Louisiana.

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