Groundbreaking

Campuses break ground on housing, classrooms over the summer

Howard University's (D.C.) $107 million housing project is slated for August 2014 completion.

Campus Apartments broke ground on an estimated $107 million housing project at Howard University (D.C.). in March. The 1,360-bed project, slated for August 2014 completion, includes two on-campus facilities that will bring underclassmen closer to the campus core. The residences will offer two-person semisuites, social and study lounges, game rooms, and laundry facilities, as well as independent apartment units for faculty, staff, and guests.

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Federalist Society success inspires campus copies

A new conservatism is beginning to emerge on some college campuses, spurred in part by opposition to President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

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Let racial preference ruling start an intelligent debate

The Supreme Court’s narrow decision Monday keeping alive a challenge to racial preferences in admissions at the University of Texas may open the way for a healthy shift in the debate from legal abstractions to whether these preferences are working as advertised.

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Multibillion-dollar campus construction program perishes at end of legislative session in Texas

A $2.7 billion state bond package that would have financed expansion projects at more than a half dozen universities in North Texas died on the final day of the legislative session despite frantic last-minute effort to save it.

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Campus Groundbreakings

  • Young Harris College (Ga.) broke ground on a $41 million, 125-square-foot campus center in April. To be the largest structure on campus and completed in fall 2014, the project is the centerpiece of YHC’s master plan. It will house a multipurpose student center, a library, an expanded dining hall, and a banquet facility. Student-facing offices such as admissions and advising will be housed there. VMDO Architects (Charlottesville, Va.) is handling design. The general contractor is Choate Construction Company (Atlanta).
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Financial Group Donates Downtown Building to University

In what will be the largest donation it has ever received, the University of the Fraser Valley (British Columbia, Canada) will take ownership in early 2013 of the former BMO Bank of Montreal branch building at historic Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack. The university will renovate and refurbish the facility to create UFV Plaza, a downtown education centre with a focus on programming related to business development and training.

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Harford CC Should be Cautious about Future Building

As the cost of a college education has pushed ever upward, Harford Community College (Md.) has been seen increasingly as a bargain, and legitimately so. For a fraction of what it costs per credit hour at most four-year colleges, even four-year state colleges, HCC students can get their basic credits and familiarize themselves with a college routine. While the price is lower, the quality of the education isn't.

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Campus Groundbreakings

At San Diego State University, construction is under way on a 100,000-square-foot renovation and 30,000-square-foot expansion of the Storm and Nasatir building complex, built in 1957. The project will allow the buildings to meet current health and safety code standards as well as correct deferred maintenance issues and improve water and energy conservation. It is designed to achieve LEED Gold certification.

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NJIT Breaks Ground On Housing Project That Will Unite Greek Members, Honors Students

Students in honors programs and those belonging to fraternal organizations have not always moved in the same social circles on campus.

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