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March 31, 2011, 5:54 am
A new, 22,000-square-foot building will quadruple the amount of space available for cooking programs at Santa Rosa Junior College. (Santa Rosa Junior College rendering)
March 30, 2011, 8:30 am
A new student center at the U. of the District of Columbia will have a small fitness center, conference and ballroom facilities, dining services, a bookstore, and retail space. (Cannon Design rendering)
March 29, 2011, 9:53 am
A renovation and expansion paid for by students added 65,000 square feet to the recreation center at Colorado State University’s main campus, in Fort Collins. (Colorado State U. photo)
March 28, 2011, 8:20 am
March 25, 2011, 9:46 am
• Floodwaters Recede on Carleton College’s Campus (Carleton College photo)
March 24, 2011, 12:30 pm
A program in Florida that offers matching state money for private donations has not been supported since 2008, reports The Miami Herald. This has left some building projects stranded, with state-college officials worrying about how the lack of funding might affect donations in the future. The state’s program for facilities is the most generous, matching dollar for dollar.
But the Legislature hasn’t funded the programs since 2008, leaving universities waiting on a total of nearly $300-million in state matches. The state’s colleges are waiting on another $220-million to be matched through similar programs.
Universities and the Board of Governors say restoring the funding to the programs is a legislative priority. They worry that continuing to leave them unfunded could have a chilling effect on private donations. In many cases, universities are fronting the money from the state with…
March 24, 2011, 9:50 am
March 23, 2011, 9:18 am
March 22, 2011, 2:51 pm
It’s a pretty good news week for Western Michigan University: Just as the university announced that it had gotten a $100-million gift for its proposed medical school, news outlets were also buzzing about new electric-vehicle charging stations that had been set up on the campus. The announcement ceremony included a visit by a U.S. senator who would be one of the first people to use the stations.
Sen. Debbie Stabenow, a Michigan Democrat who had sponsored legislation that offers rebates to people who buy electric vehicles, drove up to the ceremony in a Chevrolet Volt. (She had borrowed it from an alumnus who had just bought the car. Electric vehicles owned by professors were on display, and the university owns a couple of electric vehicles, too.)
Use of the charging stations will be free to owners of a special card distributed by ChargePoint America, a division of Coulomb…
March 22, 2011, 5:51 am