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  • <div class="faq"> <div class="question">What about security? Will there be more UPD officers to protect a larger amount of residents living on campus?</div> <div class="answer truncate"> <p> The Broadview community will have a security staff that will oversee security to ensure that standards for security and safety are adequate and appropriately maintained.</p> <p> Broadview will communicate directly with the Harrison Police, Purchase Fire Department, and the Harrison EMS department.</p> <a class="more" href="#">keep reading <span class="lw_sr_only">FAQ</span>»</a> </div> </div>
  • <div class="faq"> <div class="question">Is the college building the senior living community?</div> <div class="answer truncate"> <p> No! The college formed a non profit, 501c3 called Purchase Senior Learning Community Inc. (PSLC) to build the community. No college resources are being used—all funding is provided by tax exempt bonds that are issued by Westchester County’s Local Development Corporation. PSLC is working with a group of consultants—and most closely with a company called Life Care Services—that is guiding the development of the community. Life Care Services has developed and currently operates 140 retirement communities nationwide and will be operate Broadview once it is open. Other consultants include an investment bank, architect, landscape architect, engineers, and advertising and public relations companies.</p> <a class="more" href="#">keep reading <span class="lw_sr_only">FAQ</span>»</a> </div> </div>
  • <div class="faq"> <div class="question">Was there an environmental study done to determine the displacement to animals and the impact on the campus?</div> <div class="answer truncate"> <p> Three years ago, a consulting firm conducted a full environmental study for the project, as required by New York State. Completed last year, the study included an assessment of the project’s impact on the landscape, the ecosystem, water and drainage, birds and animals, and life on campus (including increased noise and traffic). Among other findings, the consultants determined there are no threatened or endangered species within the vicinity of the project site.</p> <p> Hearings were held to allow local residents and the college community to ask questions and voice concerns. The study concluded that any unavoidable environmental impacts will be adequately mitigated.</p> <p> The project covers the full re-landscaping of all disturbed areas; storm water control management, including the use of rain gardens and other innovative technologies; and the construction of a natural passive and active recreation area to replace the mound of construction debris. New gardens, pathways, trees, and shrubs will surround the new buildings  to preserve the area’s natural feel. The Copper Beech tree behind the Administration Building will be undisturbed and will remain standing following construction.</p> <p> <strong> </strong> </p> <a class="more" href="#">keep reading <span class="lw_sr_only">FAQ</span>»</a> </div> </div>
  • <div class="faq"> <div class="question">How will Broadview affect the student life at Purchase? How will it change?</div> <div class="answer truncate"> <p> The purpose of the senior living community is to benefit students—funding for scholarships and new faculty, adding new programs, providing new audiences, creating new jobs, and generating opportunities for intergenerational learning.</p> <p> A significant amount of research shows that multi-generational communities are healthier and happier. The hope is that students will find these new residents will only add to their college experiences.</p> <a class="more" href="#">keep reading <span class="lw_sr_only">FAQ</span>»</a> </div> </div>
  • <div class="faq"> <div class="question">How does Broadview benefit the Purchase College campus both inside classes and around the campus itself?</div> <div class="answer truncate"> <p> Broadview’s proceeds will support students and faculty: 75% will fund additional student scholarships and we anticipate that scholarship funding will double as a result of Broadview. The remaining 25% of proceeds will finance new faculty hires.   </p> <p> Broadview residents will augment the audiences for student performances and exhibitions. Through new and expanded course offerings—for example, in Psychology or in Arts Therapy, students will have the opportunity to work and study with a population of older adults. Ideally, residents who choose to call Purchase College their home are lifelong learners who welcome the chance to mentor, tutor, and interact with students.</p> <p> Broadview’s community will include a multipurpose space called the Learning Commons, where courses for both Broadview residents and students will feature topics with multigenerational appeal—so that students and residents can share their thoughts and experiences in discussion and coursework.</p> <a class="more" href="#">keep reading <span class="lw_sr_only">FAQ</span>»</a> </div> </div>
  • <div class="faq"> <div class="question">Why is a senior living facility being created?</div> <div class="answer truncate"> <p> The college is committed to lifelong learning. The goal is to extend the college to include a community of active seniors who will become part of the college community. </p> <p> In the early 2000s President Schwarz challenged the campus community to imagine innovative ideas for the college to help enhance and secure its future. What emerged was the idea to create a senior living community of people who appreciate the value of living on  a college campus; who could become audiences for student performances and exhibitions; who could tutor and mentor students; and who could actively participate in the activities of The Performing Arts Center and Neuberger Museum of Art, all while generating funds for additional student scholarships and faculty support.  </p> <a class="more" href="#">keep reading <span class="lw_sr_only">FAQ</span>»</a> </div> </div>
  • <div class="faq"> <div class="question">Will senior citizens from Broadview audit Purchase classes in the same way seniors already have been or will they be expected to play a more active role in classes?</div> <div class="answer truncate"> <p> There is no expectation that Broadview residents will play a more active role in the classes they audit any more so than current senior auditors.</p> <p> We are currently exploring different course formats to expand on and offer different learning options to Broadview residents and students – short courses, growth in certificates and micro-credentials.  The classes to take place at the Learning Commons will be designed to foster active participation by both students and residents since class topics will promote intergenerational learning. </p> <a class="more" href="#">keep reading <span class="lw_sr_only">FAQ</span>»</a> </div> </div>
  • <div class="faq"> <div class="question">How will Broadview residents living on campus affect our on-campus events that typically run late and cause a large amount of noise? How will it affect Culture Shock and quiet hours?</div> <div class="answer truncate"> <p> The Broadview residences are far enough away from campus and the Stood that noise will not be an issue. Broadview residents will actively choose to become part of the college campus and to live near students. Culture Shock will continue as usual and no change to quiet hours will occur.</p> <a class="more" href="#">keep reading <span class="lw_sr_only">FAQ</span>»</a> </div> </div>

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