For cash-strapped institutions that want to increase enrollment, such deals can be a boon. But if done poorly they could leave colleges "stuck with an albatross."
The costs can be high, but, as one president puts it, repairing campus facilities says a lot to parents and prospective students about how much a college cares about itself.
The public is sharply divided on whether the city should bid for the Games. But many of the region’s institutions are all-in.
At many Southern institutions, tackling the problem isn’t as simple as changing a name. It requires a reckoning with history.
American and George Washington Universities are teaming up to build one of the largest solar-energy arrays east of the Mississippi.
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.
The university says the move is necessary to accommodate a new arts district and improve access to a parking garage.
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.
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.
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.