PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Facilities http://www.chronicle.com/section/Facilities/24/ 2017-10-20T21:25:12-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education At Cornell’s New NYC Campus, a Unique Grad School Gets a Unique Home http://www.chronicle.com/article/At-Cornell-s-New-NYC-Campus/241169 2017-09-13T00:01:00-04:00 Cornell Tech, an applied-sciences school, blends studio teaching techniques with tech-startup tactics. Its first three splashy buildings aim for a similarly boundary-free approach. By Goldie Blumenstyk At Yale, 2 Costly New Colleges Aspire to Look Old http://www.chronicle.com/article/At-Yale-2-Costly-New-Colleges/241001 2017-08-24T19:00:59-04:00 The university is reported to have spent $500 million on two new residential colleges. What does a sum like that buy these days? By Lawrence Biemiller We’re Tracking Confederate Monuments. Tell Us What’s on Your Campus. http://www.chronicle.com/article/We-re-Tracking-Confederate/240967 2017-08-22T13:45:00-04:00 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. By Dan Bauman and Clara Turnage What’s New in Freshman Housing? Buildings That Help Students Make Friends http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-s-New-in-Freshman/240864 2017-08-04T19:39:47-04:00 As colleges tailor residences to the needs of first-year students, architects find that what works best isn’t what students say they want. By Lawrence Biemiller Need Dorms? Here’s One College’s ‘Crazy’ Idea to Recycle 3 Buildings http://www.chronicle.com/article/Need-Dorms-Here-s-One/240704 2017-07-20T11:36:00-04:00 Instead of demolishing and rebuilding the 55-bed residence halls, Goucher is moving them, intact, to another spot on the Maryland campus. By Lawrence Biemiller Heard About the Facilities Arms Race? One Professor Says You Should Be Skeptical http://www.chronicle.com/article/Heard-About-the-Facilities/240684 2017-07-18T18:44:22-04:00 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. By Eric Kelderman Does Redesigning Classrooms Make a Difference to Students? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Does-Redesigning-Classrooms/240491 2017-06-29T18:30:07-04:00 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. By Shannon Najmabadi In Renting Out Space, Do Colleges Invite Trouble? http://www.chronicle.com/article/In-Renting-Out-Space-Do/239842 2017-04-20T04:55:00-04:00 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. By Peter Schmidt Chapel Hill Replaced KKK Name, but Not the Debate http://www.chronicle.com/article/Chapel-Hill-Replaced-KKK-Name/239609 2017-03-28T04:55:00-04:00 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. By Alex Arriaga Their Research Is in the Toilet http://www.chronicle.com/article/Their-Research-Is-in-the/239583 2017-03-24T04:55:00-04:00 A pair of librarians ponder the meaning of the bathrooms in their midst. By Steve Kolowich Small Colleges Risk a Turn to Private Capital to Build Housing http://www.chronicle.com/article/Small-Colleges-Risk-a-Turn-to/235465 2016-02-25T04:55:00-05:00 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." By Lee Gardner For Small Colleges, Some Maintenance Can No Longer Be Deferred http://www.chronicle.com/article/For-Small-Colleges-Some/233229 2015-09-21T00:00:28-04:00 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. By Lawrence Biemiller The Ins and Outs of Outsourcing http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-InsOuts-of/232553 2015-08-24T04:55:00-04:00 Tennessee universities may soon join the ranks of institutions that privatize the management, maintenance, and security of their buildings. By Colleen Murphy On This Campus, Chicken Tenders Are a Teaching Tool http://www.chronicle.com/article/On-This-Campus-Chicken/229789 2015-04-30T04:55:46-04:00 The moral compass of education at Lebanon Valley College, in Pennsylvania, points to the dining hall. By Steve Kolowich As Boston Eyes the 2024 Olympics, Its Colleges See a Chance for Growth http://www.chronicle.com/article/As-Boston-Eyes-the-2024/189911 2015-02-11T04:55:00-05:00 The public is sharply divided on whether the city should bid for the Games. But many of the region’s institutions are all-in. By Paul Basken When Building Names Honor Racists, Universities Must Tread Carefully http://www.chronicle.com/article/When-Building-Names-Honor/184909 2015-02-10T04:56:50-05:00 At many Southern institutions, tackling the problem isn’t as simple as changing a name. It requires a reckoning with history. By Madeline Will 2 Universities’ Vast Green-Energy Deal Will Also Save Millions of Dollars http://www.chronicle.com/article/2-Universities-Vast/147481 2014-07-03T04:55:44-04:00 American and George Washington Universities are teaming up to build one of the largest solar-energy arrays east of the Mississippi. By Scott Carlson Less Is More: Campus Officials Trim Square Feet to Cut Costs http://www.chronicle.com/article/Less-Is-More-Campus-Officials/145229 2014-03-10T00:01:00-04:00 With stagnant state appropriations, administrators have to find efficiencies somewhere in a campus’s buildings. By Scott Carlson Fla. Southern College Finally Builds Faculty House Planned by Wright http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/buildings/1939-house-plan-by-frank-lloyd-wright-is-realized-at-florida-southern-college/33267 2013-11-07T14:29:18-05:00 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. Princeton U. Moves a Storied Train Station Farther From Its Users http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/buildings/princeton-u-moves-a-storied-train-station-farther-from-its-users/33147 2013-09-11T11:12:10-04:00 The university says the move is necessary to accommodate a new arts district and improve access to a parking garage.