David Vinson, PUPN staff writer, has a PhD in English with specializations in transatlantic literature and cultural studies. He is a committed scholar, teacher, husband, and dad. If you ever meet David, avoid the subject of soccer. His fandom borders on the truly obnoxious.

Nurturing Student-Athletes with Exceptional Facilities

American cinema of the 1980s produced its share of unlikely heroes-Mikey Walsh and his team of misfits in The Goonies; a trio of...  More

Finding a Sense of Belonging in Campus Fitness & Rec Centers

At the age of eighteen and as a college freshman, I moved to another state. I settled into an unfamiliar room in an unfamiliar dormitory,...  More

Protecting Our Campuses in a Post-Pandemic World

Here's what we know, but perhaps as valuable, also what we feel: The outbreak of the novel coronavirus has changed the world. It is a...  More

Promoting a Culture of Responsible Sustainability

 Before we explore the many benefits of on-campus green technology and energy efficiency, let’s first consider the role of art in daily...  More

Innovative Landscaping & Strategies for Illuminating Our Campus “Centers”

In the visual arts, the theory of the center allows spectators to consider the relationship between the center and its peripheries, and in...  More

Enhance Campus Experience with Stellar Aquatics Facilities

Cinema has produced many memorable swimming pool scenes, those ranging from irreverent (Old School, with Will Ferrell’s...  More

Combating Student Anxiety in Safe Space of Rec & Wellness Centers

In the midst of exploring the ways in which private universities and colleges are working to combat students' anxieties, my thoughts...  More

Green Constructions & Campus Athletic Facilities

If you count your institution among the private universities and colleges that share in the core values of providing the most beautiful,...  More

Biophilic Design and Sustainable Flooring

 The Youghiogheny River--or the Yough, to which it is most commonly referred--extends its reach from the west side of the Allegheny...  More