Articles: Facilities

10/2014
John Bostwick formerly worked in Harvard University’s central administration as a writer and developer of financial policy.

It’s no secret that higher education is an increasingly global endeavor.

10/2014

Back in September, the Crough Center at The Catholic University of America (D.C.) became the first building in the world to be LEED certified by students as part of a formal course.

10/2014

Mercer University Bears football fans who enter the Macon, Ga., campus through the Stadium Drive entrance now pass the school’s new fountain and surrounding rain garden.

10/2014
Marc C. Whitt is associate vice president for public relations at Eastern Kentucky University.

It had begun like most fall mornings on a college campus. The air was crisp and the sky was clear as students, faculty and staff prepared for another day. The difference this day was that a host of state and local police officers, EMTs and paramedics had converged on the administration building.

10/2014

The roster of people flowing in and out of campus buildings changes frequently. New students come in, others graduate. Adjunct faculty and visiting scholars join the campus for a limited time; corporate partners and parents stop over for a day.

10/2014

The University of Baltimore set clear sustainability goals when it began planning its new law school building.

09/2014
Tabletop emergency exercises are part of the drill for Greencastle, Ind., Police Chief Tom Sutherlin and DePauw University Director of Public Safety Angela Nally. They met in August for an exercise at the Emergency Operations Center in Greencastle.

When David Perry patrolled the streets of Albany, Georgia 20 years ago, the relationship between his police department and the campus police force at his alma mater, Albany State College, was almost nonexistent. “It was a matter of ‘You stay on your turf, we’ll stay on ours,’” Perry says.

09/2014
Many people question why campus police would need a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protection vehicle like the ones pictured here. (Photo: Creative Commons: U.S. Navy)

One of the more enduring images from the recent protests in Ferguson, Mo., was that of armored military vehicles rolling down the streets of the city.

09/2014

Colleges and universities across the country are poised to lose more than credibility if they don’t comply with sexual assault regulations and policies.

09/2014
Paula V. Smith is a professor of English and director of the Purposeful Risk Engagement Project at Grinnell College in Iowa.

Is enterprise risk management worth the effort? What’s gained by evaluating top risks across an entire college or university?

09/2014
The future Lassonde Studios at The University of Utah.

Lassonde Studios at The University of Utah

With an estimated cost of $45 million, this 148,000-square-foot facility’s concept combines 412 residences with a 20,000-square-foot “garage” space for students to gather, build prototypes and launch companies.

08/2014
Customers at Binghamton University’s Marketplace can also see the fresh ingredients used in the open-kitchen environment.  A dozen types of food—including everything from burgers to various ethnic dishes—are served in The Marketplace, which also has a Starbucks. Architects: Bearsch Compeau Knudson Architects and Engineers (Binghamton, N.Y.), Connor Architecture (Lexington, Mass.)

Whether it’s purchasing textbooks every semester or meeting daily needs such as meals, snacks or health and beauty aids, students who find the right dining and retail stores on campus have a better college experience

08/2014

Higher education institutions can venerate or perpetuate hallowed traditions. Institutions have had a reputation for infrastructure conservatism. William Rees’ 2003 article “Impeding Sustainability?

08/2014

"There is no magic wand that can resolve our problems. The solution rests with our work and discipline."
—Jose Eduardo Dos Santos

08/2014

“The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life.

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