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Colby College Eliminates Greenhouse-Gas Emissions, Declaring Itself Climate Neutral

After signing the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, Colby set a goal of reaching climate neutrality by 2015, far sooner than most other institutions.

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

A series of poetic ambushes around town aim to trap the unsuspecting as they wait in line for a movie or head to the playground with their kids.

Unity College Will Focus Curriculum on Climate Change

The college’s announcement gave few details on how the new curricular focus would take shape, or change what Unity already does.

What’s the Payoff for the ‘Country Club’ College?

Researchers at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor found that some colleges might be better off spending money on amenities than on instruction.

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

The former president of the foundation and his wife siphoned millions through a shell company that provided phone, Internet, and cable-TV services.

Judge Rules in Favor of Johns Hopkins in Dispute Over Farmland’s Use

The family of Elizabeth Banks sought to block the university from developing land that the family had sold to Hopkins in an effort to preserve it from development.

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

The university’s Wellin Museum includes an unusual open-storage arrangement to display works that would otherwise be hidden away.

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

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

Shop Talk: Beloit Eyes Retired Power Plant for Recreation Center

• Los Angeles City Council Gives Go-Ahead for $1-Billion U. of Southern California Project With Housing, Retail, and Academic Facilities

A Decision to Slaughter Oxen at a College Farm Angers Animal-Rights Activists

They are pressuring Green Mountain College to spare the animals, but administrators say the decision was supported by students and is final.
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