All posts by Lawrence Biemiller


Verse by Verse, Bucknell U. Maps a Poetry Path Through Town

Lewisburg, Pa. — Plenty of people—and you may well be one of them—skip right over every poem in The New Yorker and could not be dragged by a team of Budweiser Clydesdales to any event that had “poetry” in its name. So even though Bucknell University’s Stadler Center for Poetry regularly fills a former chapel for poetry readings and draws overflow crowds to a campus nightclub for poetry slams, it’s also laid a whole series of poetic ambushes around town, hoping to trap the unsuspecting as they wa…


$5.5-Million Payment Will End N.Y. Investigation of Student-Housing Foundation

The former president of a foundation that provides housing for New York City college students will pay $4.5-million to settle accusations that he and his wife improperly collected millions of dollars from the foundation through a shell company that handled phone, Internet, and cable-television service in the foundation’s facilities. An investigation by the state attorney general’s office discovered that George Scott, who was president of Educational Housing Services Inc., until last month, had b…


Shop Talk: Machado and Silvetti Museum Opens at Hamilton U.


Builder Will Sell Appalachian State U. Solar House in Kit Form

Appalachian State U. solar house interior

The Appalachian State U. entry in the 2011 Solar Decathlon is now available commercially. (Photos by Jim Tetro, U.S. Department of Energy)

In what is almost certainly a first, the modular sustainable house that Appalachian State University students designed and entered in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2011 Solar Decathlon is now being marketed nationwide. The house, which won the People’s Choice award at the Appalachian State U. solar house bathroomdecathlon, is available from Deltec Homes either in kit form or, for customers in wes…


Shop Talk: Beloit Eyes Retired Power Plant for Recreation Center


Shop Talk: SCI-Arc Faculty Compete to Design 1,200-Seat Pavilion


Wilson College Plans an Overhaul for Library Closed by Leaks

Wilson College library expansion west elevation

Wilson College’s 1925 library has been closed for more than a year, but the college has been working with Murray Associates Architects to plan a renovation that would keep the 1925 portion (at left) and replace a 1962 addition with a glass-walled structure. (Murray Associates image)

WIlson College library doorwayChambersburg, Pa. — For such a small institution—it has only 695 students this semester—Wilson College has a very handsome library. It’s a restrained Collegiate Gothic building from 1925 with limestone towers flanki…


Shop Talk: Jersey Voters Will Decide Fate of $750-Million Bond Bill

Coalition Backs Big Borrowing Measure, 1st in 24 Years, for New Jersey Colleges

Golfers Jeer U. of Montana for Plans to Build on 9-Hole Course

St. Leo U. Buys Benedictine Sisters’ Monastery for $3.9-Million

RU Hungry? Because Rutgers U. May Move Its Food Trucks

Lewis Integrative Science Building, U. of OregonThe U. of Oregon is preparing to open the $65-million, 103,000-square-foot Lewis Integrative Science Building. The building, connected to others in the university’s science complex, features open labs, offices for faculty member…


Shop Talk: Massachusetts Directs Millions to State-University Projects


Shop Talk: Few Surprises in New Ranking of College Towns