Category Archives: health

IL Governor Issues “Stay-at-Home” Mandate / RU Updates

Roosevelt University has posted a Coronavirus (Covid-19) Emergence Response website to provide the university community with up-to-date information about this rapidly changing situation. Please check it frequently for new information on classes and campus operations. RU students should check their … Continue reading

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Lies and Lead in Water: UIC Event on Feb. 13th

Chicago, Flint, East Chicago, Detroit, and Milwaukee are just a few of the cities across the nation experiencing an ongoing lead crisis. City and government officials often keep the problems under wraps while concerned community members and organizers fight to … Continue reading

Posted in cities, education, ethics, events, health, policy, social justice, water

Researching Toxic Household Chemicals with SCARCE: SUST Senior Cassidy Avent Reflects on Her Summer 2015 Internship

This guest post is by RU senior Cassidy Avent, a SUST major who interned during the Summer 2015 semester at the non-profit organization, SCARCE (School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education), based in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.  Here’s another installment … Continue reading

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SUST Major Beeka Quesnell Reports on Her Summer Internship in Southwest Virginia

This guest post is by RU undergraduate student and SUST major Beeka Quesnell, who is working as an intern at the Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards in the coal-mining mountain region of southwest Virginia this summer. Back in Chicago, Beeka is … Continue reading

Posted in conservation, economics, education, health, internships, pollution, Roosevelt, social justice, students

SUST Graduate Troy Withers Promotes Wellness at Chicago Schools through the “Peace Diet”

This story from The Chicago Crusader on May 3rd, 2014, profiles the work of Troy Withers, a recent graduate (BPS ’13) of RU’s Sustainability Studies program and current intern at Morrill Elementary in Chicago. We applaud Troy’s work as a … Continue reading

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Sustainability and Science: SUST Profs Speak at SENCER Conference at RU in Schaumburg

On Saturday, March 8th, Sustainability Studies professors Mike Bryson and Michele Hoffman-Trotter participated in the SENCER SCI-Midwest Regional Symposium, “Teaching College Science and Math through Food, Health, and Sustainability Themes,” hosted by Roosevelt University at its Schaumburg Campus. This annual … Continue reading

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Go Meatless on Mondays this March

2014 Meatless Mondays in March . . . aka “MMM”!  Here at RU you can go meatless on Mondays on March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31. Going meatless for one day a week can help reduce your carbon footprint, … Continue reading

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