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Is the Northwestern Decision a Wake-Up Call for Higher Ed Institutions?

Is the Northwestern Decision a Wake-Up Call for Higher Ed Institutions? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The implications of an upheld Northwestern decision would be enormous for private-sector New England higher educational institutions. The region is home to both a large number of Division One athletic teams in a variety of sports and aggressive union organizing. Just days ago, part-time professors at Northeastern University voted to form a union. Local college administrators should join the chorus of those who weigh in on this important issue. College athletics could probably use some reforms. Unionizing student athletes is not one of them.

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

This attorney is not in favor of student athlete organizing. Who knows where this will go? It's just one of several trends that may end college football as we know it some time in the next decade.

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The London School of Economics' new students' union: a lesson in architectural origami

The London School of Economics' new students' union: a lesson in architectural origami | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

[G]ymnastic feats with humble blocks, producing an angular avalanche of a building that appears to tumble precipitously in all directions.

This striking piece of redbrick origami is the school's £24m new Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, a souped-up home for the students' union that is as energetic on the outside as the activities going on within.


"It's a bit like a cruise ship," says Sheila O'Donnell. "A great stack of different functions, from a nightclub and gym, to cafes and prayer rooms, all these bits of different shapes and sizes interlocking together in a complicated jigsaw puzzle."

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