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Gardeneers Organization Seeking Applicants for Americorps Positions

The Chicago-based organization Gardeneers, founded in 2014 by two Teach for America alumni and based on the city’s West Side, “cultivates customized school garden programs to ensure that each space and the students and communities who care for it connect … Continue reading

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Summer 2018 Course Preview for SUST 390 Rooftop Garden

This coming summer semester (2018) the Sustainability Studies program will offer an innovative special topics course, SUST 390 Rooftop Garden, at the Chicago Campus. Taught by SUST adjunct professor Vicki Gerberich, the class will utilize RU’s unique 5th-story rooftop garden … Continue reading

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College of Arts & Sciences Events for Fall 2017

Dean Bonnie Gunzenhauser cordially invites all members of the Roosevelt University community to attend the following events sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences during the fall, 2017 semester. Please contact Juli Rowen with any questions at jrowen@roosevelt.edu or … Continue reading

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Sanctuary on the South Side of Chicago

By Daniel Krejsa for SUST 350 Within the frayed urban landscape of the south side Chicago neighborhood of Fuller Park, there is sliver of green space that provides visitors a glimpse of what Chicago looked like before industrialization. Nestled between … Continue reading

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The Urban Ecology Field Lab: SUST alum Diana Ramirez Reflects on Her Summer 2017 Fellowship Experience

By Diana Ramirez (BA ‘17) As we have officially moved into the “cooler season” of the year, I can’t help but reflect on what might very well be the most successful summer of my life. The Urban Ecology Field Lab … Continue reading

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Growing Chicago: Food Access and Urban Agriculture

By Nikki Braus for SUST 350 My friends frequently brag about the convenience of living within the heart of Chicago’s densely-settled urban landscape — everything is so close together, and everything you need is within walking distance or just a … Continue reading

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Oxfam Hunger Banquet @RooseveltU this Thursday, Nov. 16

Issues of food insecurity and homelessness are present on university and college campuses worldwide. Roosevelt recognizes that we are not exempt from the concerns of those students who identify in this way, and are dedicated to providing resources, support, and … Continue reading

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