PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Facilities http://www.chronicle.com/section/Facilities/24/ 2018-03-20T09:44:16-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Newly Constructed Bridge Collapses at Florida International U.; 6 Fatalities Are Confirmed http://www.chronicle.com/article/Newly-Constructed-Bridge/242837 2018-03-15T15:25:00-04:00 The pedestrian bridge was installed just days ago and was still under construction. Other people were injured, some critically. By Adam Harris Garrison Keillor Says He Was ‘Embarrassed’ by Now-Removed Plaque at U. of Minnesota http://www.chronicle.com/article/Garrison-Keillor-Says-He-Was/242536 2018-02-13T11:52:00-05:00 The former radio host and writer, who has been accused of sexual harassment, says he “never wanted” a place on the university’s Scholars Walk. By Emma Kerr No One Likes to Talk About Them, but Deferred-Maintenance Costs Won’t Go Away http://www.chronicle.com/article/No-One-Likes-to-Talk-About/242046 2017-12-13T13:00:00-05:00 California’s public-college systems need at least $47.2 billion to cover construction, renovation, and retrofitting over the next five years, a report says. By Lee Gardner Turkeys Go Off to College After Presidential Pardon http://www.chronicle.com/article/Turkeys-Go-Off-to-College/241860 2017-11-22T13:05:00-05:00 The birds have been admitted to Virginia Tech’s farm, where their predecessors are minor celebrities. By Sam Hoisington 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