American School & University http://asumag.com/rss.xml/trackback en City police officer killed, university officer wounded in shooting near Georgia Southwestern State University http://asumag.com/safety-security/city-police-officer-killed-university-officer-wounded-shooting-near-georgia-southwes <div class="node-body article-body">Americus, Ga., police officer is killed, and a campus policer officer is critically wounded; suspect in shooting is subsequently found dead of self-inflicted gunshot.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/safety-security/city-police-officer-killed-university-officer-wounded-shooting-near-georgia-southwes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/safety-security/city-police-officer-killed-university-officer-wounded-shooting-near-georgia-southwes#comments Safety & Security Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:48:00 +0000 66101 at http://asumag.com <p>Police investigate a shooting near the campus of Georgia Southwestern State University.</p> ABC News Newark (N.J.) district sues over deteriorating artificial turf fields http://asumag.com/maintenance-operations/newark-nj-district-sues-over-deteriorating-artificial-turf-fields <div class="node-body article-body">Class-action suit alleges that FieldTurf sold field surfaces despite evidence that they had a track record of falling apart.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/maintenance-operations/newark-nj-district-sues-over-deteriorating-artificial-turf-fields" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/maintenance-operations/newark-nj-district-sues-over-deteriorating-artificial-turf-fields#comments Recreation & Athletic Facilities Maintenance & Operations Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:24:00 +0000 66091 at http://asumag.com FieldTurf Student shot and critically wounded by police at high school in Reno, Nev. http://asumag.com/safety-security/student-shot-and-critically-wounded-police-high-school-reno-nev <div class="node-body article-body">14-year-old student was brandishing a knife and refused to drop it.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/safety-security/student-shot-and-critically-wounded-police-high-school-reno-nev" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/safety-security/student-shot-and-critically-wounded-police-high-school-reno-nev#comments Safety & Security Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:36:00 +0000 66081 at http://asumag.com <p>Police patrol outside Hug High School in Reno, Nev., after a student was shot.</p> KRNV-TV Murder charges dropped in the slaying of Wayne State University police officer http://asumag.com/safety-security/murder-charges-dropped-slaying-wayne-state-university-police-officer <div class="node-body article-body">Prosecutors say the man arrested in the Nov. 22 killing is no longer a suspect.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/safety-security/murder-charges-dropped-slaying-wayne-state-university-police-officer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/safety-security/murder-charges-dropped-slaying-wayne-state-university-police-officer#comments Safety & Security Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:13:00 +0000 66061 at http://asumag.com <p>Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announces that murder charges have been dismissed in the slaying of Wayne State University police officer Collin Rose.</p> WDIV-TV Sustainability center under construction at Cal State Northridge http://asumag.com/new-construction/sustainability-center-under-construction-cal-state-northridge <div class="node-body article-body">10,000-square-foot facility will play a major role in the university's sustainability efforts.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/new-construction/sustainability-center-under-construction-cal-state-northridge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/new-construction/sustainability-center-under-construction-cal-state-northridge#comments Green Design & Buildings New Construction Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:49:00 +0000 66051 at http://asumag.com <p>The Sustainability Center at California State University, Northridge, is scheduled to open in May 2017.</p> Cal State Northridge Fire-damaged residence hall at Loras College will be torn down http://asumag.com/maintenance-operations/fire-damaged-residence-hall-loras-college-will-be-torn-down <div class="node-body article-body">A fire in March at the Dubuque, Iowa, school heavily damaged the north end of the Visitation Complex student residence hall.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/maintenance-operations/fire-damaged-residence-hall-loras-college-will-be-torn-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/maintenance-operations/fire-damaged-residence-hall-loras-college-will-be-torn-down#comments Facility Planning Maintenance & Operations Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:50:00 +0000 66041 at http://asumag.com <p>A fire in March heavily damaged the north building of the Visitation Complex at Loras College.</p> KCRG-TV 13 students at suburban Chicago high school fall ill after eating gummy bears http://asumag.com/fire-life-safety/13-students-suburban-chicago-high-school-fall-ill-after-eating-gummy-bears <div class="node-body article-body">Students from Naperville North High School were treated at a local hospital after eating gummy bears that allegedly were laced with an unknown substance.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/fire-life-safety/13-students-suburban-chicago-high-school-fall-ill-after-eating-gummy-bears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/fire-life-safety/13-students-suburban-chicago-high-school-fall-ill-after-eating-gummy-bears#comments Fire & Life Safety Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:40:00 +0000 66011 at http://asumag.com WLS-TV Innovative high school facility opens in Casper, Wyo. http://asumag.com/new-construction/innovative-high-school-facility-opens-casper-wyo <div class="node-body article-body">Pathways Innovation Center in the Natrona County district provides interactive and personalized education that exposes juniors and seniors to career opportunities.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/new-construction/innovative-high-school-facility-opens-casper-wyo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/new-construction/innovative-high-school-facility-opens-casper-wyo#comments New Construction Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:15:00 +0000 66001 at http://asumag.com <p>Presentation stairs at the Pathways Innovation Center in Casper, Wyo.</p> Cuningham Group DeKalb County (Ga.) board approves $500 million facility upgrade plan http://asumag.com/facility-planning/dekalb-county-ga-board-approves-500-million-facility-upgrade-plan <div class="node-body article-body">Half-cent sales tax extension will provide funds to build and renovate schools.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/facility-planning/dekalb-county-ga-board-approves-500-million-facility-upgrade-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/facility-planning/dekalb-county-ga-board-approves-500-million-facility-upgrade-plan#comments Facility Planning Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:31:00 +0000 65971 at http://asumag.com <p>The DeKalb County School Board discusses its $500 million plan to upgrade facilities.</p> WSB-TV School bus crash in West Texas kills one, injures several others http://asumag.com/safety-security/school-bus-crash-west-texas-kills-one-injures-several-others <div class="node-body article-body">A cheerleading sponsor at Iraan High School was killed and several cheerleaders were injured when a bus returning from a football game was struck by a truck.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/safety-security/school-bus-crash-west-texas-kills-one-injures-several-others" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/safety-security/school-bus-crash-west-texas-kills-one-injures-several-others#comments Safety & Security Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:36:00 +0000 65961 at http://asumag.com <p>An Iraan-Sheffield School District message board after a bus crash this weekend killed one staff member and injured several cheerleaders.</p> KMID-TV Renovated and newly constructed facilities expand student housing at Wabash College http://asumag.com/new-construction/renovated-and-newly-constructed-facilities-expand-student-housing-wabash-college <div class="node-body article-body">New space consists of 6 buildings and 136 beds.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/new-construction/renovated-and-newly-constructed-facilities-expand-student-housing-wabash-college" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/new-construction/renovated-and-newly-constructed-facilities-expand-student-housing-wabash-college#comments New Construction Housing & Residence Halls Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:44:00 +0000 65951 at http://asumag.com <p>New student housing has opened at Wabash College.</p> Bitterman Photography Building at Lamar University is first new academic facility on campus in 40 years http://asumag.com/new-construction/building-lamar-university-first-new-academic-facility-campus-40-years <div class="node-body article-body">The Wayne A. Reaud Building houses administrative offices and the Honors College.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/new-construction/building-lamar-university-first-new-academic-facility-campus-40-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/new-construction/building-lamar-university-first-new-academic-facility-campus-40-years#comments New Construction Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:07:00 +0000 65941 at http://asumag.com Lamar University has dedicated the Wayne A. Reaud Building. Lamar University Professor at USC stabbed to death on campus http://asumag.com/safety-security/professor-usc-stabbed-death-campus <div class="node-body article-body">Bosco Tjan, 53, was killed, allegedly by one of his students.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/safety-security/professor-usc-stabbed-death-campus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/safety-security/professor-usc-stabbed-death-campus#comments Safety & Security Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:03:00 +0000 65931 at http://asumag.com University of Southern California Work begins on first-ever student housing on campus of UMass Boston http://asumag.com/new-construction/work-begins-first-ever-student-housing-campus-umass-boston <div class="node-body article-body">$120 million complex for freshman students is expected to open in 2018</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/new-construction/work-begins-first-ever-student-housing-campus-umass-boston" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/new-construction/work-begins-first-ever-student-housing-campus-umass-boston#comments New Construction Housing & Residence Halls Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:23:00 +0000 65921 at http://asumag.com <p>Rendering of student housing complex planned for University of Massachusetts Boston.</p> UMass Boston 7,500 students in Hillsborough County, Fla., could lose free bus rides http://asumag.com/transportation-parking/7500-students-hillsborough-county-fla-could-lose-free-bus-rides <div class="node-body article-body">The school district may end "courtesy rides" to students who live closer than 2 miles to their schools.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/transportation-parking/7500-students-hillsborough-county-fla-could-lose-free-bus-rides" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/transportation-parking/7500-students-hillsborough-county-fla-could-lose-free-bus-rides#comments Safety & Security Budgeting Transportation & Parking Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:37:00 +0000 65911 at http://asumag.com <p>Bus rides to school for thousands of students could be eliminated in the Hillsborough County (Fla.) district.</p> Hillsborough County Public Schools Oklahoma college is adding student housing http://asumag.com/new-construction/oklahoma-college-adding-student-housing <div class="node-body article-body">The residence hall at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami will accommodate nearly 100 students.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/new-construction/oklahoma-college-adding-student-housing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/new-construction/oklahoma-college-adding-student-housing#comments New Construction Housing & Residence Halls Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:57:00 +0000 65901 at http://asumag.com <p>A rendering of plans for new student housing at Northeastern Oklahoma A&amp;M College.</p> Architects in Partnership 7-year-old girl killed, 10 injured in Texas when truck crashes into rear of school van http://asumag.com/safety-security/7-year-old-girl-killed-10-injured-texas-when-truck-crashes-rear-school-van <div class="node-body article-body">Trinity (Texas) district had stopped on the highway to pick up a child when a truck crashed into the van.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/safety-security/7-year-old-girl-killed-10-injured-texas-when-truck-crashes-rear-school-van" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/safety-security/7-year-old-girl-killed-10-injured-texas-when-truck-crashes-rear-school-van#comments Safety & Security Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:47:00 +0000 65891 at http://asumag.com <p>A Trinity (Texas) district was struck from behind on the highway as it was stopped to pick up a student.</p> KHOU-TV 10 schools in Austin, Texas, could be closed as part of upgrade plan http://asumag.com/master-planning/10-schools-austin-texas-could-be-closed-part-upgrade-plan <div class="node-body article-body">District could replace several aging facilities and build 6 new schools, report recommends.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/master-planning/10-schools-austin-texas-could-be-closed-part-upgrade-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/master-planning/10-schools-austin-texas-could-be-closed-part-upgrade-plan#comments New Construction Master Planning Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:11:00 +0000 65881 at http://asumag.com <p>T.A. Brown Elementary in Austin, Texas, was closed last month because of structural problems.</p> KXAN-TV Preparing for Transition http://asumag.com/legislation/preparing-transition <div class="node-body article-body">The incoming Trump administration is sure to alter, if not reverse, some of the education policies that were put in place under Barack Obama.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/legislation/preparing-transition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/legislation/preparing-transition#comments Legislation Silver Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:00:00 +0000 65991 at http://asumag.com Throwback Thursday http://asumag.com/facilities/throwback-thursday <div class="node-body gallery-body">Each Thursday, we'll post a photograph of a vintage educational facility culled from American School & University archives or from images submitted by readers.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/facilities/throwback-thursday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/facilities/throwback-thursday#comments Facilities Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:00:00 +0000 56381 at http://asumag.com Charter school in Houston shuts down http://asumag.com/business-finance/charter-school-houston-shuts-down <div class="node-body article-body">Houston Heights Learning Academy decides to close and relinquish its charter.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/business-finance/charter-school-houston-shuts-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/business-finance/charter-school-houston-shuts-down#comments Business & Finance Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:41:00 +0000 65871 at http://asumag.com <p><span style="font-size: 12.8px;">Houston Heights Learning Academy&nbsp;</span></p> KPRC-TV Do you think Betsy DeVos is a good choice for U.S. Education Secretary? http://asumag.com/poll/11292016 <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"></div><form action="/poll/11292016" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-0" class="advpoll-vote"> 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article-body">Settlement reportedly will pay $3 million to the family of Annie Le, who was found slain in a university lab building.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/crime-bullying-prevention/yale-university-settles-suit-family-graduate-student-killed-2009" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/crime-bullying-prevention/yale-university-settles-suit-family-graduate-student-killed-2009#comments Business & Finance Crime & Bullying Prevention Mon, 28 Nov 2016 18:19:00 +0000 65831 at http://asumag.com Work begins on health sciences research facility at East Tennessee State University http://asumag.com/renovation/work-begins-health-sciences-research-facility-east-tennessee-state-university <div class="node-body article-body">Former VA building is being converted to the Interprofessional Education and Research Center.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/renovation/work-begins-health-sciences-research-facility-east-tennessee-state-university" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/renovation/work-begins-health-sciences-research-facility-east-tennessee-state-university#comments Renovation Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:25:00 +0000 65821 at http://asumag.com <p>A former Veterans Administration building will be converted to a health sciences research facility for East Tennessee State University.</p> Red Chair Architects Assailant killed by police at Ohio State University in Columbus http://asumag.com/safety-security/assailant-killed-police-ohio-state-university-columbus <div class="node-body article-body">Authorities say a suspect has been killed and 9 people have been injured</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/safety-security/assailant-killed-police-ohio-state-university-columbus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/safety-security/assailant-killed-police-ohio-state-university-columbus#comments Safety & Security Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:44:00 +0000 65811 at http://asumag.com <p>Police on the scene at Ohio State University.</p> Twitter Failed merger of 2 Iowa districts exacerbates tensions http://asumag.com/budgeting/failed-merger-2-iowa-districts-exacerbates-tensions <div class="node-body article-body">Voters in the Odebolt-Arthur district rejected a merger with the larger Battle Creek-Ida Grove district.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/budgeting/failed-merger-2-iowa-districts-exacerbates-tensions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/budgeting/failed-merger-2-iowa-districts-exacerbates-tensions#comments Budgeting Funding Wed, 23 Nov 2016 21:28:00 +0000 65791 at http://asumag.com <p>Odebolt Arthur Battle Creek Ida Grove High School in Ida Grove, Iowa, accommodates students from the Odebolt-Arthur and Battle Creek-Ida Grove school districts.</p> Odebolt-Arthur & Battle Creek-Ida Grove Community School Districts Betsy DeVos chosen to be the next U.S. Education Secretary http://asumag.com/business-finance/betsy-devos-chosen-be-next-us-education-secretary <div class="node-body article-body">President-Elect Donald Trump says he will nominate charter school and school choice advocate to cabinet post. </div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/business-finance/betsy-devos-chosen-be-next-us-education-secretary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/business-finance/betsy-devos-chosen-be-next-us-education-secretary#comments Business & Finance Wed, 23 Nov 2016 19:07:00 +0000 65781 at http://asumag.com <p>Betsy DeVos</p> Twitter Police officer at Wayne State University in Detroit is shot to death http://asumag.com/crime-bullying-prevention/police-officer-wayne-state-university-detroit-shot-death <div class="node-body article-body">Officer was shot in the head after stopping a suspect a few blocks from campus.</div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/crime-bullying-prevention/police-officer-wayne-state-university-detroit-shot-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/crime-bullying-prevention/police-officer-wayne-state-university-detroit-shot-death#comments Crime & Bullying Prevention Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:39:00 +0000 65771 at http://asumag.com <p>Police investigate the shooting of a Wayne State University police officer.</p> ABC News Five Best Practices to Improve Building Management Systems (BMS) Cybersecurity http://asumag.com/white-papers/five-best-practices-improve-building-management-systems-bms-cybersecurity <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored Content by Schneider Electric </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Data breaches and other cyber crime cost companies billions each year worldwide, and the damage to brand reputation can be incalculable. Since hackers look for weakly defended systems to attack, this paper presents 5 cybersecurity &ldquo;best practices&rdquo; to mitigate system vulnerabilities. Some are commonsense measures like effective password management; others involve securing open ports and other access points, software upgrades, user management, and vulnerability plans.</p></div> <p><a href="http://asumag.com/white-papers/five-best-practices-improve-building-management-systems-bms-cybersecurity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://asumag.com/white-papers/five-best-practices-improve-building-management-systems-bms-cybersecurity#comments White Papers Tue, 22 Nov 2016 22:29:00 +0000 65761 at http://asumag.com