The Chronicle of Higher Education | Facilities http://chronicle.com/topic/Facilities/117/ Topics :: Facilities Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:19:33 EDT <![CDATA[A New President Seeks to Move Historic Morehouse College Into the Future]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/138519/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-New-President-Seeks-to-Move/138519/ John S. Wilson Jr., who left a post in the White House, wants to give Morehouse College the great future he imagined it could have when he was a student there.

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Mon, 15 Apr 2013 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Colleges Feel the Heat in Gas Boom]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132873/ http://chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Feel-the-Heat-in-Gas/132873/ Higher education can hardly ignore the money and jobs that shale-gas drilling brings. But colleges also have a role in protecting their communities.

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Mon, 16 Jul 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[College Groups Call on Government for Help With Sustainability]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132511/ http://chronicle.com/article/College-Groups-Call-on/132511/ Their report recommends policy changes that would help colleges finance big projects.

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Thu, 21 Jun 2012 09:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Pest-Control Man Is Always Outnumbered]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132315/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Pest-Control-Man-Is-Always/132315/ Wayne Walker is the University of Florida's senior pest-control technician, a title that describes only part of the job. He's also a diplomat, and an educator.

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Mon, 18 Jun 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How the Campus Crumbles]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131920/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-the-Campus-Crumbles/131920/ Many colleges have put off repairs and renovation since the recession. Now aging buildings, limited budgets, and mounting debt present an increasingly intractable problem.

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Sun, 20 May 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[After Fanfare, Colleges Try to Meet 'Climate Neutral' Pledge]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131800/ http://chronicle.com/article/After-Fanfare-Colleges-Try-to/131800/ The American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment is in the "slog" phase as signatories work on cutting emissions and using less energy.

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Sun, 06 May 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Engaging Edifices]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131272/ http://chronicle.com/article/Engaging-Edifices/131272/ Campus buildings shouldn’t just contain; they should inspire.

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Sun, 25 Mar 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Sprawling Mesa, Ariz., Aims to Become a College Town]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131230/ http://chronicle.com/article/Sprawling-Mesa-Ariz-Aims-to/131230/ With a burgeoning population, the bedroom community seeks a sense of place—and a reason for its young people to stick around.

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Sun, 18 Mar 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Behind an Online Giant, a Small Brick-and-Mortar Campus]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131124/ http://chronicle.com/article/Behind-an-Online-Giant-a/131124/ In 2005, Bridgepoint Education bought a failing Iowa college to use its accreditation for online programs. But the campus survives.

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Sun, 11 Mar 2012 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Colleges and Developers Find Common Ground to Build Student Housing]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130739/ http://chronicle.com/article/CollegesDevelopers-Find/130739/ Businesses exploit a lucrative market, and institutions discover the advantages of using private companies to get the job done.

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Sun, 12 Feb 2012 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[In an Old School Building, Carleton College and Its Community Enjoy New Lessons]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130402/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-an-Old-School-Building/130402/ The college and the school system worked together to save a beloved building and provide a vibrant arts space for both Carleton and the surrounding area.

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Sat, 21 Jan 2012 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Rebuilding From Quakes, New Zealand University Takes the Opportunity to Upgrade]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130292/ http://chronicle.com/article/Rebuilding-From-Quakes-New/130292/ Despite having lost 13 percent of its undergraduate population after an earthquake, the University of Canterbury finds a silver lining.

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Wed, 11 Jan 2012 16:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[At Paul Quinn, Students Till the Soil to Cultivate a Better College]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130250/ http://chronicle.com/article/At-Paul-Quinn-Students-Till/130250/ Community projects like a vegetable garden are a way to nurture hope at the financially troubled institution.

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Sun, 08 Jan 2012 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[For Energy Needs, Some Campuses Warm to Biomass]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/130068/ http://chronicle.com/article/For-Energy-Needs-Some/130068/ Alternative fuels like wood pellets and cornstalks can make financial as well as environmental sense.

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Sun, 11 Dec 2011 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Activist Pushes Colleges to Make Sustainability Worth Its Cost]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129307/ http://chronicle.com/article/Activist-Pushes-Colleges-to/129307/ Mark Orlowski urges them to set up funds that earn money from the savings gained by green projects on their campuses.

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Tue, 11 Oct 2011 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Nanotechnology Venture Involving 5 Companies Will Yield 2,500 High-Tech Jobs for SUNY]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129170/ http://chronicle.com/article/Nanotechnology-Venture/129170/ New York State is committing $400-million to the deal, which is valued at $4.4-billion and expected to support 7,000 jobs over all.

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Tue, 27 Sep 2011 16:01:28 EDT
<![CDATA[True Crime]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129144/ http://chronicle.com/article/True-Crime/129144/ Reports taken from campus police logs.

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Sun, 25 Sep 2011 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Arizona Regents to Vote on Going Forward With New Campus]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/129112/ http://chronicle.com/article/Arizona-Regents-to-Vote-on/129112/ A local group in Lake Havasu City has raised $2-million to help make the campus a reality, at a time when funds for higher education are tight.

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Wed, 21 Sep 2011 23:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Obama's Best Bet: $5-Billion for Community Colleges]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/128990/ http://chronicle.com/article/Obamas-Best-Bet-5-Billion/128990/ The colleges can use the money wisely and well, improving and expanding their facilities to prepare millions more students for jobs.

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Wed, 14 Sep 2011 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Flooding and Heavy Rains Again Force Campus Closings in the Northeast]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/128923/ http://chronicle.com/article/FloodingHeavy-Rains-Again/128923/ Two campuses in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., were evacuated on Thursday, and other colleges took extra precautions to keep students and others safe.

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Thu, 08 Sep 2011 20:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Flooding and Power Loss Plague Some New England Campuses, in Wake of Storm]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/128837/ http://chronicle.com/article/FloodingPower-Loss-Plague/128837/ Though many colleges escaped without major damage, others had flooded buildings, and some were difficult to reach because of impassable roads.

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Mon, 29 Aug 2011 21:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Rising Gas Prices Send Colleges on Search for Corners to Cut]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/127938/ http://chronicle.com/article/Rising-Gas-Prices-Send/127938/ With no relief in sight, campus officials are looking for ways to decrease their reliance on gasoline.

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Sun, 19 Jun 2011 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[In an Era of Campus Cutbacks, Performing-Arts Centers Keep Going Up]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/126691/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-an-Era-of-Campus-Cutbacks/126691/ At some public colleges, multimillion-dollar venues are opening, paid for in large part with state money. And more are planned.

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Sun, 13 Mar 2011 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[A Campus in Chicago Grows Where the Space Is: Up]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/125951/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Campus-in-Chicago-Grows/125951/ Roosevelt University's downtown high-rise will bring student services, classrooms, offices, laboratories, and dorm rooms under one roof.

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Sun, 16 Jan 2011 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Buddhist Values Take Root in Naropa U. Gardens]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/125689/ http://chronicle.com/article/Buddhist-Values-Take-Root-in/125689/ A laid-back tour of thoughtful campus landscapes enlightens a skeptic.

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Sun, 12 Dec 2010 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Could an Old Factory Be Your College's Next Building?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/125194/ http://chronicle.com/article/Could-an-Old-Factory-Be-Your/125194/ More than a few institutions find that reusing existing structures can save millions of dollars and maximize sustainability.

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Sun, 31 Oct 2010 00:01:00 EDT