The Campus Guide: Yale University offers an insider's view of the most historic and interesting buildings on campus and around New Haven, from Connecticut Hall to Ingalls Hockey Rink - fondly known as the "Yale Whale." Written by architect and photographer Patrick L. Pinnell, Yale University features over 85 buildings that are rich in architectural and historical significance - from Dwight Hall, Harkness Tower, Sterling Library, and the Divinity School, to the Museum of British Art, the Medical Campus, Hillhouse Avenue, Yale Bowl, and Giamatti Bench.
With the many additions to the campus of Stanford University since the publication of our book, including the Frances Arrillaga Alumni Center by Hoover Associates / The SWA Group, the James H. Clark Center for Bio Sciences & Bio Engineering by Foster and Partners / Peter Walker and Partners, and the Carnegie Institution by Esherik Homsey Dodge and Davis, it is time for a revised edition of our guide. The original 1891 campus, conceived by Frederick Law Olmsted and executed by architects Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge, balances architecture, landscapes, and the natural surroundings in a composition of classic formal beauty. Stanford is a model of university design, from the nineteenth- century Memorial Court and Main Quad to twentieth-century buildings and restorations that respect the historic campus while contributing to modern design. This revised edition features 16 new pages on the additions to the campus and many updated entries with new photography.
Author: Yale Daily News
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2000-08-01
Genre: Study Aids
Now in its 27th year, The Insider's Guide to the Colleges is an intelligent, sometimes irreverent compilation of student-written articles about every aspect of college life, from cafeteria food to academics to the campus social scene. While other guide books offer dry descriptions of college life, The lnsider's Guide to the Colleges gives prospective college applicants the un-hyped, all-encompassing portrait of life on campus from the student's perspective. It features: -- Full coverage of more than 300 schools in all 50 states and Canada, with emphasis on academic programs, faculty, housing and food, extracurriculars, dating and more -- Up-to-date statistics on everything from tuition to male/female ratio -- A helpful "College Finder" which lets students zero in on the right schools for them -- Advice on choosing a college, getting in, and paying for it. -- A lively "FYI" section at the end of each entry that captures the essence of each school and the students who go there.
A guide to one hundred of America's top schools features descriptions written by attending undergrads from various walks of life, along with vital statistics and requirements for each school and information on the student body, academics, social life, and
Author: Erwin Chemerinsky
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date: 2017-09-12
Genre: Political Science
Can free speech coexist with an inclusive campus environment? Hardly a week goes by without another controversy over free speech on college campuses. On one side, there are increased demands to censor hateful, disrespectful, and bullying expression and to ensure an inclusive and nondiscriminatory learning environment. On the other side are traditional free speech advocates who charge that recent demands for censorship coddle students and threaten free inquiry. In this clear and carefully reasoned book, a university chancellor and a law school dean—both constitutional scholars who teach a course in free speech to undergraduates—argue that campuses must provide supportive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body but can never restrict the expression of ideas. This book provides the background necessary to understanding the importance of free speech on campus and offers clear prescriptions for what colleges can and can’t do when dealing with free speech controversies.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was founded in 1861 as the cornerstone of Copley Square in Boston's Back Bay, then the center of a progressive, proto-globalist Brahmin culture committed to intellectual modernism and educational innovation. MIT founder William Barton Rogers's radical vision to teach by "mind and hand" was immediately successful. In 1916 MIT, growing by leaps and bounds, moved its campus to the nearby Charles River Basin in Cambridge, where it now stretches along the shore overlooking the Back Bay. MIT: The Campus Guide presents the history of the Institute's founding and its two campuses. Today, the campus is studded with buildings designed by noted architects such as William Welles Bosworth, Alvar Aalto, Eero Saarinen, I. M. Pei, Steven Holl, Charles Correa, J. Meejin Yoon, Frank Gehry, and Fumihiko Maki, among others. Alongside the architecture is a distinguished array of public art including works by Picasso, Henry Moore, Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson, Frank Stella, Sol LeWitt, and Jaume Plensa.
Author: John Zmirak
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2014-03-11
“By far the best college guide, for both its honesty and its insights.” —Thomas Sowell Over the past decade, Choosing the Right College has established itself as the indispensable resource for students—and parents—who want the unvarnished truth about America’s top colleges and universities. It is the most in-depth, independently researched college guide on the market, using on-campus sources to turn up the best—and worst—aspects of nearly 150 schools. Just as important, Choosing the Right College covers the intellectual, political, and social conditions that really matter, including: · The integrity and rigor of the curriculum · Which courses and professors to take—and which to avoid · The prevalence of politics in the classroom and the state of free speech—all highlighted with ISI’s unique “traffic light” · Living arrangements, safety, and other keys to student life · How to get a real education at any school Beyond all that, this brand-new edition of Choosing the Right College features a host of innovations, including: “So You’re Looking For...,” top-five lists of colleges for all types of students; a quick list of each school’s strengths and weaknesses; an insider’s look at the pros and cons of online education; and more. This new edition of Choosing the Right College also provides the financial information families need in this age of soaring tuition. What are the most overpriced colleges—and which are relatively good values? What is the average student-debt load? To cap it all off, Choosing the Right College introduces the groundbreaking feature “Blue Collar Ivies”—in-depth reports on the best affordable colleges in all fifty states. Choosing the Right College 2014–15 will completely change the way young people make a life-altering decision.
Author: Stephanie Kaplan Lewis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2015-03-07
Genre: Study Aids
From dating to internships--everything you need to know about college Get ready for the best years of your life! Written by the experts behind Her Campus, this college guide is bursting with insider tips to help you navigate classes, relationships, and all your extracurriculars--including parties and Greek life. Whether you're a seasoned upperclassman or are starting freshman year in just a few months, you'll learn how to: Bond with your roommate and set ground rules for your new space Beat the Freshman 15 without having to give up dessert Snag a date with the cutie from your Lit class Cope with stress and anxiety--even during finals week! Score jobs and internships that will help you transition into post-collegiette life You'll also get the lowdown on campus safety so you can enjoy all that college has to offer while avoiding the unfortunate scary parts that sometimes come with it. Complete with fun checklists and worksheets to help you carry out HC's essential advice, The Her Campus Guide to College Life shows you how to make the most out of your experience--in and outside the classroom.
Author: Paul Glastris
Publisher: New Press, The
Release Date: 2015-03-10
Genre: Study Aids
A college degree has never been more important—or more expensive. If you're not made of money, where can you get an amazing liberal arts education without your parents having to remortgage the house or cash in their retirement fund? Which degrees will allow you to fulfill your dreams and earn a decent paycheck? What do you really need to know if you're the first in your family to go to college? How do you find good schools that offer a well-rounded campus life for black or Latino students? From the staff of Washington Monthly comes a new kind of college guide, inspired by and including the magazine's signature alternative college rankings. The Other College Guide features smartly designed, engaging chapters on finding the best-fit schools and the real deal about money, loans, and preparing for the world of work. This essential higher ed handbook also highlights information on what to look for (and watch out for) in online programs and for-profit colleges and concludes with fifty profiles of remarkable but frequently overlooked schools. All things being unequal, The Other College Guide will provide American students—and their families and school counselors—with the honest and practical information they need to make sense of the college process and carve a path to the future they imagine.
Author: Christie Garton
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release Date: 2017-04-04
Genre: Study Aids
Want to know a secret about life in college? Everyone—from the social butterfly in freshman orientation to the top student in Bio 101—feels a little unsure about the college experience. And that's completely normal! In fact, everyone could use a little help sometimes, especially in their first year. We know, because we've been there. But don't worry: We have you covered! From the day you set foot on campus until the day you wear a cap and gown, get advice from a source you can trust: the expert and diverse team of all—star college students and recent grads behind U Chic. Campus Living — managing roommate relationships, and settling in that first semester Academics — schedules, majors, academic resources, and strategies for staying on top of your studies Social Life — tips and tricks on making friends, getting involved, and finding love in the age of apps Health & Safety — partying smart, coping with the winter blues, and knowing when to ask for help College Perks — internships, study abroad, spring break, and more! Plus! A brand new chapter on being a non—traditional student—its challenges, its joys, and how you can take charge of your college experience. We've got answers to your most burning college questions and tons of practical tips to ensure that you have the best four years of your life. We Are Supporting 1,000 Dreams: Every copy of UChic sold helps fund scholarships for high school— and college—aged women with big dreams. Learn more about UChic's 1,000 Dreams mission at UChic.com.
Something is going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and afraid to speak honestly. How did this happen? First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt show how the new problems on campus have their origins in three terrible ideas that have become increasingly woven into American childhood and education: what doesn’t kill you makes you weaker; always trust your feelings; and life is a battle between good people and evil people. These three Great Untruths are incompatible with basic psychological principles, as well as ancient wisdom from many cultures. They interfere with healthy development. Anyone who embraces these untruths—and the resulting culture of safetyism—is less likely to become an autonomous adult able to navigate the bumpy road of life. Lukianoff and Haidt investigate the many social trends that have intersected to produce these untruths. They situate the conflicts on campus in the context of America’s rapidly rising political polarization, including a rise in hate crimes and off-campus provocation. They explore changes in childhood including the rise of fearful parenting, the decline of unsupervised play, and the new world of social media that has engulfed teenagers in the last decade. This is a book for anyone who is confused by what is happening on college campuses today, or has children, or is concerned about the growing inability of Americans to live, work, and cooperate across party lines.
Since antiquity, the sciences have served as a source of images and metaphors for architecture and have had a direct influence on the shaping of built space. In recent years, architects have been looking again at science as a source of inspiration in the production of their designs and constructions. This volume evaluates the interconnections between the sciences and architecture from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Architecture and the Sciences shows how scientific paradigms have migrated to architecture through the appropriation of organic and mechanical models. Conversely, architecture has provided images for scientific and technological discourse. Accordingly, this volume investigates the status of the exchanges between the two domains.Contents include: Alessandra Ponte, Desert Testing; Martin Bressani, Violet-le-Duc's Optic; Georges Teyssot, Norm and Type: Variations on a Theme; Reinhold Martin, Organicism's Other; Catherine Ingraham, Why All These Birds? Birds in the Sky, Birds in the Hand; Antoine Picon, Architecture, Science, Technology and the Virtual Realm; and Felicity Scott, Encounters with the Face of America.
Since the first edition of Princeton University: The Campus Guide in 1999, the investment of more than two billion dollars of capital in more than forty-eight projects has dramatically altered the face of one of America's most beautiful campuses. Contemporary buildings by Allan Greenberg, Schwartz/Silver, Pei Cobb Freed, Tod Williams Billie Tsien, Hopkins Associates, Gehry Partners, and Rafael Viñoly complement major connective landscapes by Beyer Blinder Belle, Michael Von Valkenburgh Associates, Robert Zion, and others. This edition introduces three new campus walks showcasing this new work and the Princeton University Museum of Art, with a tour of the collection by the director; campus art featuring fortyfive pieces by Alexander Calder, Henry Moore, Richard Serra, and others; and the Natural Sciences Neighborhood, a major university initiative over the past fifteen years. The Guide is also expanded to include tours of other nearby institutions, including the Institute for Advanced Study and the Princeton Theological Seminary. A preface by President Shirley M. Tilghman (2001–2013) and an introduction by university architect Ron McCoy set the stage for the Princeton campus in the twenty-first century.