Facilities

Space Constraints

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In a discussion of growing enrollments within existing facilities, experts focus on identifying and alleviating bottlenecks.

'Sustainability Failures'

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Mark J. O’Gorman’s presentation stuck out amid the normal conference fare. He wasn't in town to discuss "successes" or "best practices." His talk had the word “failure” in the title.

“Whatever scorecard you’re using to talk about sustainability…it’s not good enough,” O’Gorman said Tuesday at the Society for College and University Planning Annual Conference, meeting this week in Montreal. The full title of his session was "Reconciling a Sustainability Failure: Green Planning But No Green Building."

Spatial Change

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To facilitate more interactive teaching, one college considers a different type of classroom. The barriers to building it are instructive of sometimes conflicting trends in college planning.

Voter, Can You Spare a Dime?

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Many community colleges attempt to build support for bond referendums during tough economic times, attempting to fund building expansions for growing enrollments.

In Quest for Carbon Neutrality, Late out of the Gate

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In first major benchmark of Presidents Climate Commitment, charter signatories report on their current greenhouse gas emissions. Many miss the deadline.

Grading Colleges on Their Sustainable Choices

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New report card finds growth of green practices at colleges, but more so when it comes to their campuses -- building green and buying local foods -- than their endowments.

Want a Good Parking Spot? Read On

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Colleges reserve spaces for hybrids or car-poolers to encourage environmentally friendlier commuting.

Encouraging Interdisciplinarity

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Consortium of research universities considers steps to support cross-departmental research by making changes at faculty and administrative levels.

Sustainable Designs

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Pratt Institute pursues a two-pronged approach to greening its campus and curriculum, hoping to produce graduates who design with the environment in mind.

When Are Cancer Cases More Than Coincidence?

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Eight women who work in literature building at UC San Diego have had breast cancer since 2000. Two died. Walkout planned to demand action against "cluster" in facility university insists is safe.

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