Facilities

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.

At More Campuses, Coke Isn't It

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Boycott movements on college campuses tend to take hold (or fade away) based on whether a critical mass of well known institutions participate. So critics of Coca-Cola have much to celebrate as 2006 begins. They say that 23 colleges worldwide have now banned Coke products from their campuses. And they have now hit a total of 10 in the United States, including bans approved in December by two large institutions -- New York University and the University of Michigan.

A Boon(e) for Oklahoma State

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Texas oilman donates $165 million for athletics facilities -- the biggest gift in college sports history.

Comeback for Coke?

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U. of Michigan abandons boycott. Its officials says the company agreed to real changes, but activists say the shift is a sham.

Setting the Rules on Free Expression

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Federal appeals court ruling on U. of Arkansas helps clarify what public colleges can and can't do in regulating use of their campuses.

Miami's Union Breakthrough

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On Monday, after weeks of hunger striking and several trips to the hospital, janitors at the University of Miami saw their employer, UNICCO Service Company, and the union that wants to represent them, the Service Employees International Union, reach an agreement that could have them unionizing before fall semester.

Mixed Results for California Bonds

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Voters approve hundreds of millions of dollars in projects at community colleges -- and reject measures in several districts.

Rooms to Rent (Tax Free)

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IRS ruling suggests broader ability of colleges to lease dorm rooms to visitors without paying taxes on the revenue.

Enforcing the Disabilities Law

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Justice Dept. settlement with U. of Chicago may be first of series of accords on college facilities -- 10 other institutions face review.

Trading in the Car

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More colleges provide alternative transportation options -- and ask students to leave the wheels at home.

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