Facilities

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.

Overdues

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A University of Tennessee social club for employees and alumni will close after another money-losing year.

Building Up College Towns

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Universities with varying budgets look to mixed-use developments off campus to attract students and professors. 

$400,000 Tab for Environmental Violations

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Justice Department and U. of Miami near settlement of charges that researchers released hazardous substances -- 50 years ago.

A Pledge to Tackle Global Warming

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Tiny College of the Atlantic has resolved that none of its activities will add to world’s greenhouse gas problem.

At Colleges, the Environment is Hot

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It's been a big year for green roofs and renewable energy initiatives at institutions across the country.

Will Growth End Santa Cruz's Uniqueness?

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The University of California's Santa Cruz campus has long had a reputation as a counterculture institution that prides itself on being different from the system's other campuses.  But when the campus unveiled the final draft of its plan on Wednesday that projected increasing student enrollment from 14,000 to more than 20,000 and adding 3.2 million gross feet of building space by 2020, students protested over that and a wide range of other issues at a Board of Regents meeting,

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