Articles: Facilities

WALLACE MLYNIEC, A professor of clinical legal studies at Georgetown University, learned the art of communicating about campus construction out of sheer necessity.

Those familiar with the University of New Hampshire often hear its name and first think of Thompson Hall. UNH's original building, circa 1892, stands out on campus and appears everywhere from on letterheads to online. It's listed on the national historic registry, too.

When it comes to sustainability efforts on a campus, having a vision is certainly a must. But it's the campus community that makes it all happen.

One would think that what a campus does within its own borders matters mainly to the institution itself and the local zoning board. But officials at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., have learned that neighbors want to have a say in these matters, too.

Risk management personnel at institutions don't think twice about insuring school buildings and inventory like computers. Catastrophic events like Hurricane Katrina make an even bigger case for insurance policies that can replace these assets, despite the costs involved.

Is it a food court or is it a nightclub? Some creative renovations have made this space both.

Enhanced opportunities for personal growth and intellectual development are what students residing in West Virginia University's new residence hall will get.

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