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    A peak inside the future South Ellicott hall at the University of Buffalo (N.Y.) shows universal design features such as "front porches" located outside multipurpose spaces that can be used as study spaces for all.

    IT'S BEEN NEARLY A DECADE since the student-caused fire in a Seton Hall University (N.J.) dormitory killed three students and critically injured many others. The tragedy forced campus leaders to take a hard look at fire-prevention procedures and how to improve them.

    DINING FACILITIES AND PROGRAMS ARE an integral part of campus life. Long gone are cafeteria-style dining areas with cafeteria-quality food. Today’s students can savor a dining experience that rivals the best home cooking and their favorite restaurants?and college and university dining services departments are delivering just that. Program administrators realize that customer service and diner input are key. And they know that both environmental sustainability and financial stability are expected.

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    Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (Pa.)

    Slippery Rock diners also have a quick take-out option.

    Total full-time enrollment: 8,525

    Institution type: Four-year public

    Shippensburg University (Pa.)

    An L-shaped dining area maximizes the views of Shippensburg's campus.

    Total full-time enrollment: 6,662 for Fall 2008

    Institution type: Four-year public

    New York University

    Signs explaining the origin of local foods help NYU students make informed choices.

    Total full-time enrollment: 32,237

    Institution type: Four-year private

    Gettysburg College (Pa.)

    Managers can regularly be found sitting in the student dining area at Gettysburg to solicit comments.

    Total full-time enrollment: 2,600

    Institution type: Four-year private

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