Yale School of Architecture, Environment students and faculty construct regenerative building on Horse Island

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Students and faculty of the Yale School of Architecture and the Yale School of the Environment worked together this year to build a teaching and research center on Horse Island, the largest of the Thimble Islands off of Branford, CT.

The Peabody Museum of Natural History is funding a new construction project on Horse Island. The project started in the spring of 2020 with the commencement of a regenerative design seminar, continued with students designing the building and will be finalized with the 10-week construction period that is currently nearing completion. The center will allow students to have authentic, field-based learning opportunities.

“The Long Island Sound and the coastal environments surrounding it are incredible and are important ecosystems that are minutes from campus but unknown to most Yale students,” David Skelly, professor of ecology and director of the Peabody Museum, said in an email to the News. “I

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Americans across the country build desks for students learning from home

After school moved online due to COVID-19, Americans across the country stepped up to help bring a bit of the classroom into student’s homes by building desks for them to work on.



Marcus Holley, a father of three in Omaha, Nebraska, decided to build his own desks after he realized that they were sold out across his town.


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Marcus Holley, a father of three in Omaha, Nebraska, decided to build his own desks after he realized that they were sold out across his town.

Marcus Holley, a father of three in Omaha, Nebraska, decided to build his own desks after he realized that they were sold out across his town. Holley said he taught himself how to build the desk from scratch and realized he could give them away to others who needed them, too.



a person sitting in a chair: Marcus Holley, a father of three in Omaha, Nebraska, decided to build his own desks after he realized that they were sold out across his town.


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Marcus Holley, a father of three in Omaha, Nebraska, decided to build his own desks after he realized that they were sold out across his town.

“I’m like, ‘Maybe somebody else can use these. I can build

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Pune architecture students win The Drawing Board-2020 competition

PUNE: The fifth edition of ‘The Drawing Board’, a competition for architecture students pan South East Asia was won by Pune students including Purushottam Deth, Nikhil Patne and Somesh Kachavar. All of them are the students of VIT’s PVP College of Architecture and bagged a cash prize of Rs.50,000 said an official release.

This is the fifth year of this competition jointly organized by Bengaluru based Mindspace Architects and Pune based Rohan Builders . Over 1300 students from more than 14 countries took part in this competition. The jury for the competition consisted of Architect Takaharu Tezuka of Tezuka Architects – Japan, Architect Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai – Mumbai and Architect Rahul Gore of Opolis Architects- Mumbai.

The release informed that the first runner up team was from the Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology, Bangladesh comprising Faisal Hossain, Sumaiyya Sultana, and Sadman Ali who won Rs. 35,000 with

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Bauhaus Campus 2021. Architecture Competition for Students

Bauhaus Campus 2021. Architecture Competition for Students

After putting his career as an architect on hold to fight the first world war between 1914 and 1918, Walter Gropius sensed the world needed a radical change, a change in which arts and architecture would play a fundamental role.

His previous ideas of what architecture should be didn’t quite make sense anymore. His new vision of architecture was one were all arts came together to re-imagine the material world, were craftmanship would reclaim its leading position in the production process and were artists would find a way to imprint their soul and essence into rational, useful and beautiful objects that could be mass produced following the ideals of Fordism and Taylorism.

It was 1919 in post-war Weimar, Germany. Walter Gropius had just founded the Bauhaus.

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Students going home for Thanksgiving could bring Covid with them

Thanksgiving is always the final Thursday in November, but this year the timing could not be worse. As the holiday approaches, thousands of college students are going back home for the winter as schools close their campuses, end their semester, or move classes online. What they won’t be ending is the spread of Covid-19.



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Cases in the US have risen exponentially over the last few weeks, with daily new cases close to 200,000 and current hospitalizations reaching 80,000. Unlike the previous two waves of cases in the spring and summer, the rise in cases is not concentrated in a single region. Cases are rising in most parts of the country.

Yet many college students are still packing up their suitcases and heading home. Some will be coming from campuses that have lower rates of infection than their home towns. Others will be

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How one institution plans to send home thousands of students for Thanksgiving break

Thousands of college students are in the process of heading home for the Thanksgiving break, even as public health experts warn against travel for the holiday amid exponential growth of COVID-19 cases in the United States.



a person walking down a sidewalk in front of a brick building: SUNY Purchase is shifting to remote learning after the Thanksgiving break.


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SUNY Purchase is shifting to remote learning after the Thanksgiving break.

According to the College Crisis Initiative, a research project at Davidson College, few institutions have announced post-Thanksgiving exit plans. Those that have may recommend students be tested before leaving campus, but fewer still require it. After the break, they also may be keeping the majority of students off campus until next year.

The campuses of the State University of New York are among a small number of institutions that are mandating testing as part of its Thanksgiving break plan. Testing is currently underway across dozens of campuses, with students required to test negative for COVID-19 within 10 days before

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College students returning home face challenges amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Passengers traveling through the A.B. Won Pat International Airport on Guam are subjected to thermal imaging scans to measure body temperatures as authorities battle the spread of the coronavirus.

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As Thanksgiving approaches, thousands of Guam residents weigh the risk of pandemic travel. Among this group of people, college students face a daunting challenge: How to safely return home but avoid bringing a deadly virus.

In a country with 250,000 coronavirus deaths, universities nationwide are allowing students to go home for a long Thanksgiving break and finish their semesters remotely.

So what are experts recommending to students to reduce the possibility carrying the coronavirus with them?

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All college students returning to Guam are subject to quarantine. Proof of negative test results outside of Guam aren’t accepted.

The Department of Public Health and Social Services website delineates requirements prior to travel. Incoming passengers, regardless of

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College students head home as coronavirus cases spike



a statue in front of a brick building: All students and staff at Plymouth State have been tested weekly for coronavirus.


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All students and staff at Plymouth State have been tested weekly for coronavirus.

When Dr. Deborah Birx hit the road earlier this year to take her message of coronavirus prevention to towns and cities across the country, she made a point of including college campuses.

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There she could see how universities were adapting in the pandemic with social distancing, mask wearing and introducing testing regimes.

And the senior member of the White House coronavirus task force also had a message for students: Don’t take coronavirus home for Thanksgiving.

At Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, she said: “We will have to adapt this Thanksgiving, just like the students have adapted to how they interact with each other. This virus can spread among families and friends if you take your mask off and you’re primarily indoors.”

With many colleges ending their fall semester this week, it’s now

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COD Interior Design Students Earn Top Awards from American Society of Interior Designers’ Illinois Chapter

Glen Ellyn, Ill., Nov. 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Three College of DuPage Interior Design students earned three of four 2020 Student Design Excellence Awards presented by the Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).

Chosen from nearly 200 student submissions, Emma New won first place and Wendali Clouser won an honorary award in the commercial design category. Kate Scheck won first place in the residential design category. Pictured above is Scheck’s award-winning residential design.

A panel of independent, distinguished interior design professionals from other ASID Chapters throughout the U.S. reviewed the entries based on design creativity, function, solutions appropriate to the design challenges, scale and proportion, color and composition, lighting, materials and patterns.

Scheck’s educational journey at COD started in 2005. Her first place win is an extremely personal accomplishment after overcoming numerous obstacles, she said.

“I have slowly made my way through the Interior Design

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