Administration

We’re Tracking Confederate Monuments. Tell Us What’s on Your Campus.

The Chronicle has compiled a list of Confederate monuments erected on college campuses in the decades following the Civil War. Fill out the form here to let us know about anything we’ve missed.

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What’s New in Freshman Housing? Buildings That Help Students Make Friends

As colleges tailor residences to the needs of first-year students, architects find that what works best isn’t what students say they want.

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Administration

Need Dorms? Here’s One College’s ‘Crazy’ Idea to Recycle 3 Buildings

Instead of demolishing and rebuilding the 55-bed residence halls, Goucher is moving them, intact, to another spot on the Maryland campus.

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Heard About the Facilities Arms Race? One Professor Says You Should Be Skeptical

Kevin R. McClure keeps a list of news articles that describe a boom in campus amenities. He questions that phenomenon and whether those projects are really driving up tuition.

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Does Redesigning Classrooms Make a Difference to Students?

Sleek, high-tech, and pricey classrooms are cropping up on campuses across the country. Some of the spaces might help students learn, but it’s for a surprising reason.

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Administration

In Renting Out Space, Do Colleges Invite Trouble?

Both Auburn and Texas A&M Universities got unwelcome visits from a prominent white supremacist as a result of policies that let outsiders stage events on campus.

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Administration

Chapel Hill Replaced KKK Name, but Not the Debate

As University of North Carolina officials try to make a building renaming into a teaching moment, some students describe a lingering discontent over the campus climate.

Administration

Their Research Is in the Toilet

A pair of librarians ponder the meaning of the bathrooms in their midst.

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Administration

Small Colleges Risk a Turn to Private Capital to Build Housing

For cash-strapped institutions that want to increase enrollment, such deals can be a boon. But if done poorly they could leave colleges "stuck with an albatross."

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Administration

For Small Colleges, Some Maintenance Can No Longer Be Deferred

The costs can be high, but, as one president puts it, repairing campus facilities says a lot to parents and prospective students about how much a college cares about itself.

Administration

The Ins and Outs of Outsourcing

Tennessee universities may soon join the ranks of institutions that privatize the management, maintenance, and security of their buildings.

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On This Campus, Chicken Tenders Are a Teaching Tool

The moral compass of education at Lebanon Valley College, in Pennsylvania, points to the dining hall.

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As Boston Eyes the 2024 Olympics, Its Colleges See a Chance for Growth

The public is sharply divided on whether the city should bid for the Games. But many of the region’s institutions are all-in.

Administration

When Building Names Honor Racists, Universities Must Tread Carefully

At many Southern institutions, tackling the problem isn’t as simple as changing a name. It requires a reckoning with history.

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2 Universities’ Vast Green-Energy Deal Will Also Save Millions of Dollars

American and George Washington Universities are teaming up to build one of the largest solar-energy arrays east of the Mississippi.