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Hawai’i Connections: RU Professor and Student Promote Marine Education and Research

In recent student and faculty news, SUST adjunct professor Michele Hoffman Trotter, who is working on a documentary film about marine biodiversity and conservation entitled “Microcosm,” received an appointment as Director of Advancement of the Hawai’i Association for Marine Education … Continue reading

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Morton Arboretum Awards RU’s Schaumburg Campus Level I Arboretum Accreditation

Roosevelt University’s Schaumburg Campus has been awarded Level I Arboretum Accreditation through the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL. The University received the accreditation by meeting standards set by Morton arboreta and sustainable landscapes. An arboretum is a specialized type of … Continue reading

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Strategic Sustainability Planning Underway this Fall at RU

On September 26, 2014, Roosevelt University began an inclusive effort to craft its very first 5-year Strategic Sustainability Plan. At this kick-off workshop event, faculty, staff and students provided clear guidance for the plan, including these major initial recommendations: 1) … Continue reading

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Update on the IDNR’s Revised Fracking Regulations by the IL Enviornmental Council

A message from Jen Walling, Executive Director of the non-profit environmental legislation watchdog organization, the Illinois Environmental Council, on the current political process surrounding the IDNR’s regulations on fracking. On May 29, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources sent to … Continue reading

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BP Guilty of “Reckless Conduct” in 2010 Gulf Oil Spill, According to Federal Court

While the energy company BP has long maintained it was not primarily responsible for the largest oil spill in US history — the Deepwater Horizon blowout in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico — US district court judge Carl Barbier … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago, Humanity Exterminated the Passenger Pigeon

Today, 1 September 2014, marks the final passing of a iconic species: the passenger pigeon, which in the 19th century was the most populous bird in North America. This editorial by conservation scientist Stanley Temple, of the Aldo Leopold Foundation … Continue reading

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Illinois DNR Releases Updated Fracking Regulations for Final Review

This past Friday, Aug. 29th, the Illinois DNR released its revised regulations for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, after receiving a record number of 30,000+ public comments on its initial draft rules back in the fall of 2013. Now the state’s … Continue reading

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