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October 11, 2018

Old office parks find new tenants: schools

  • Colleges and school districts willing to think beyond traditional school settings are retrofitting office space.
  • By MICHAEL MELIA
    Associated Press

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — On the new satellite campus of Sacred Heart University, the helicopter landing pad remains as one of the few reminders that the wooded, 69-acre property served until recently as the global headquarters for General Electric.

    Where Jack Welch sat at the pinnacle of corporate America, professors now lead classes inside the sleek, 1970s buildings on the campus purchased by the university following GE's departure for Boston in 2016.


     
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