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."
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.
The public is sharply divided on whether the city should bid for the Games. But many of the region’s institutions are all-in.
At many Southern institutions, tackling the problem isn’t as simple as changing a name. It requires a reckoning with history.
American and George Washington Universities are teaming up to build one of the largest solar-energy arrays east of the Mississippi.
Along with a renovated bungalow next door, the new building will serve as a visitors center for the college, which attracts thousands of Frank Lloyd Wright fans every year.
The university says the move is necessary to accommodate a new arts district and improve access to a parking garage.
Not every institution has seen its construction projects go according to plan. But as the academic year begins on many campuses, dozens of new facilities have opened nonetheless.