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"Chapter 1: Background and Introduction: College and University Facilities Since 1950"
Author: Rush, Sean C., and Sandra L. Johnson
Published In: Decaying American Campus: A Ticking Time Bomb, The
Date: 1989

Aging and deteriorating facilities pose a threat to the first-class learning and the advanced research required by America in the coming decades.  Traces the roots of the problem to the late 1940s when World War II veterans flooded campuses to take advantage of the G.I bill, discusses how higher education physical space tripled between 1950 and 1975, and discusses previous studies of the "decaying campus."  Describes study's purpose as quantifying the capital need, obtaining better sense of facilities conditions, and identifying gap between current and needed funding.  Describes research.

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