Facilities / auxiliary services / sustainability

Design and Planning for Student-Centric Campuses

Wed, 05/23/2012 to Thu, 05/24/2012


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Arizona universities turn to cities in lieu of state support

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As states pull support for higher education construction, cities offer incentives to develop new campuses.

Dealing With Fine Print

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Auxiliary service agreements tying vendor spending on facilities to contract renewals raise conflict-of-interest questions -- and may be quite common.

Family Dinners, on Campus

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Southern Vermont's experiment connects local families with student "conversationalists" in dining halls to try to improve student retention and build ties to community.

Enduring Irene

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Campuses assess the damage, clear debris and reschedule events.

The Gold Standard of Green Standards

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As environmental push grows, more colleges are adopting specific, ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Signing (or Not) a Green Pledge

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As more college presidents sign an environmental pact, one institution says it doesn't know if pledge is realistic.


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