Category Archives: humanities

Announced Closure of IL State Museums by Governor Rauner Threatens Both Nature and Culture

A message by the Illinois Environmental Council, which we feel is worthy to pass on to our readers. Illinois’ State Museums provide important environmental education opportunities to thousands of visitors each year. Governor Rauner recently announced that these museums are … Continue reading

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Why We Need English Majors To Help Ensure a Sustainable Future

Here in the Sustainability Studies Program at Roosevelt, faculty requite a lot of writing from students in all the classes throughout the curriculum. That’s not just because our profs love reading and grading papers (though of course they do); rather, it … Continue reading

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Roosevelt’s Great Library Book Giveaway: March 16-20

The Roosevelt University Library invites students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends to the 2nd Annual Great Library Book Giveaway in the Murray-Green Library, March 16th to 20th, 2015. Books included in the giveaway are old editions withdrawn from the library collection … Continue reading

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Ann Keating Presents “Rising Up! Women at the Birth of Chicago” for Friends of the Chicago Portgage on March 7th

Please join the Friends of the Chicago Portage on Saturday, March 7th, 2015, for the 3rd in their “Women of Early Chicago” series for 2015, “Rising Up! Women at the Birth of Chicago!!” Ann Durkin Keating, professor of history at North … Continue reading

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Should Obama Library Be Built in a Public Parkland? Chicago Park District Says Yes

According to this AP report posted by Chicago Public Radio WBEZ this morning, the Chicago Park District has given the green light to the city’s potential acquisition of parkland on the South Side for the site of the proposed Obama presidential … Continue reading

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Honoring Dr. King and the Ongoing Quest for Social and Environmental Justice

Today’s national holiday in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday is an apt time to acknowledge the persistence of social injustice and environmental racism in our society, and to encourage and support the ongoing quest for justice and equity locally, … Continue reading

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Photography Presentation by Terry Evans on Fracking and Petcoke, Next Tuesday in Chicago

Noted photographer Terry Evans, who has done dramatic work on Chicago’s urban landscape, the Calumet Region, Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, and many other sites throughout the US, presents and discusses her dramatic images of fracking in North Dakota, the Trinity River … Continue reading

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