PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Buildings & Grounds http://chronicle.com/section/Buildings-Grounds/148 2015-11-25T09:24:31-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Fla. Southern College Finally Builds Faculty House Planned by Wright http://chronicle.com/blogs/buildings/1939-house-plan-by-frank-lloyd-wright-is-realized-at-florida-southern-college/33267 2013-11-07T14:29:18-05:00 Along with a renovated bungalow next door, the new building will serve as a visitors center for the college, which attracts thousands of Frank Lloyd Wright fans every year. Princeton U. Moves a Storied Train Station Farther From Its Users http://chronicle.com/blogs/buildings/princeton-u-moves-a-storied-train-station-farther-from-its-users/33147 2013-09-11T11:12:10-04:00 The university says the move is necessary to accommodate a new arts district and improve access to a parking garage. New Buildings Greet Students (Mostly Without Construction Fences) http://chronicle.com/blogs/buildings/new-buildings-greet-students-mostly-without-construction-fences/32949 2013-08-29T17:47:30-04:00 Not every institution has seen its construction projects go according to plan. But as the academic year begins on many campuses, dozens of new facilities have opened nonetheless. Slide-Away Desk Saves Space and Money at U. of Cincinnati http://chronicle.com/blogs/buildings/slide-away-desk-saves-space-and-money-at-u-of-cincinnati/32925 2013-08-09T13:37:13-04:00 Feel free to smack your head right now and wonder why no one in your housing office thought of this. Student-Housing Complex in Texas Promises 1-Gigabit Internet Speeds http://chronicle.com/blogs/buildings/austin-housing-complex-promises-students-1-gigabit-internet-speeds/32905 2013-08-08T13:09:03-04:00 A private developer and a network-service provider are teaming up to offer the superfast connections in a new 17-story complex that can accommodate 750 students. The Top 10 College Towns? Depends When You Ask http://chronicle.com/blogs/buildings/the-top-10-college-towns-depends-when-you-ask/32885 2013-08-02T14:53:41-04:00 Apparently Livability.com emphasizes different criteria every year because 2012's list was markedly different from this year's. College Station, Tex., for instance—thumbs up or thumbs down? Revisiting Green Roofs, Firm Finds Surprises (and Daisy Fleabane) http://chronicle.com/blogs/buildings/revisiting-green-roofs-firm-finds-surprises-and-daisy-fleabane/32855 2013-07-31T13:02:23-04:00 Alongside the four species planted originally, the green roof of one Cornell University building had 54 other kinds of plants, including spotted sandmat, mouse-ear chickweed, and October-skies aster. As Flood Threat Recedes, U. of Iowa Takes Down Barriers and Adds Up Costs http://chronicle.com/blogs/buildings/as-flood-threat-recedes-u-of-iowa-takes-down-barriers-and-adds-up-costs/32823 2013-06-30T12:15:33-04:00 "On Friday university officials said water levels at a reservoir above Iowa City had dropped enough that they're preparing to take the flood walls down." New Building Aims to Draw Students to U. of Baltimore Law School http://chronicle.com/blogs/buildings/new-building-aims-to-draw-students-to-u-of-baltimore-law-school/32767 2013-06-11T16:27:30-04:00 Bridges and staircases zigzag and spiral through the building's interior in patterns as quirky as the law itself. A 16-Sided Landmark That Almost Didn't Survive http://chronicle.com/blogs/buildings/a-16-sided-landmark-that-almost-didnt-survive/32697 2013-05-17T14:03:52-04:00 The Nott Memorial at Union College, in New York, is one of the great period pieces of American higher education, but it has as checkered a past as any college building anywhere. Colby College Eliminates Greenhouse-Gas Emissions, Declaring Itself Climate Neutral http://chronicle.com/blogs/buildings/colby-college-eliminates-greenhouse-gas-emissions-declaring-itself-climate-neutral/32651 2013-04-04T15:16:57-04:00 After signing the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, Colby set a goal of reaching climate neutrality by 2015, far sooner than most other institutions. Verse by Verse, Bucknell U. Maps a Poetry Path Through Town http://chronicle.com/blogs/buildings/bucknell-u-maps-a-poetry-path-from-playground-to-cemetery/32535 2013-02-08T18:06:27-05:00 A series of poetic ambushes around town aim to trap the unsuspecting as they wait in line for a movie or head to the playground with their kids. Unity College Will Focus Curriculum on Climate Change http://chronicle.com/blogs/buildings/unity-college-will-focus-curriculum-on-climate-change/32515 2013-01-30T04:56:34-05:00 The college’s announcement gave few details on how the new curricular focus would take shape, or change what Unity already does. What's the Payoff for the 'Country Club' College? http://chronicle.com/blogs/buildings/whats-the-payoff-for-the-country-club-college/32477 2013-01-28T15:12:13-05:00 Researchers at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor found that some colleges might be better off spending money on amenities than on instruction. $5.5-Million Payment Will End N.Y. Investigation of Student-Housing Foundation http://chronicle.com/blogs/buildings/5-5-million-payment-will-end-n-y-investigation-of-student-housing-foundation/32439 2012-12-10T11:46:52-05:00 The former president of the foundation and his wife siphoned millions through a shell company that provided phone, Internet, and cable-TV services. Judge Rules in Favor of Johns Hopkins in Dispute Over Farmland's Use http://chronicle.com/blogs/buildings/judge-rules-in-favor-of-johns-hopkins-in-dispute-over-farmland/32402 2012-10-29T04:56:30-04:00 The family of Elizabeth Banks sought to block the university from developing land that the family had sold to Hopkins in an effort to preserve it from development. Shop Talk: Machado and Silvetti Museum Opens at Hamilton U. http://chronicle.com/blogs/buildings/shop-talk-machado-and-silvetti-museum-opens-at-hamilton-u/32380 2012-10-26T09:50:12-04:00 The university’s Wellin Museum includes an unusual open-storage arrangement to display works that would otherwise be hidden away. Builder Will Sell Appalachian State U. Solar House in Kit Form http://chronicle.com/blogs/buildings/builder-will-sell-appalachian-state-u-solar-house-in-kit-form/32346 2012-10-24T15:29:07-04:00 Shop Talk: Beloit Eyes Retired Power Plant for Recreation Center http://chronicle.com/blogs/buildings/shop-talk-beloit-eyes-retired-power-plant-for-recreation-center/32312 2012-10-23T14:32:46-04:00 A Decision to Slaughter Oxen at a College Farm Angers Animal-Rights Activists http://chronicle.com/blogs/buildings/a-decision-to-slaughter-oxen-at-a-college-farm-angers-animal-rights-activists/32260 2012-10-21T13:28:58-04:00 They are pressuring Green Mountain College to spare the animals, but administrators say the decision was supported by students and is final.