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Bison to Return to Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

From the Associated Press via the NY Times: CHICAGO — A small herd of around two dozen bison could be grazing on restored grassland south of Chicago as soon as this fall now that the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie has … Continue reading

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SUST Program at RU Featured in New Book about College Majors

The Sustainability Studies undergraduate program at Roosevelt is prominently featured in a new book by Andrew Morkes entitled They Teach That in College!? A Resource Guide to More Than 100 Interesting College Majors (3rd edition, College & Career Press). Included in … Continue reading

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The Atlantic’s CityLab Features RU Sociology Prof Stephanie Farmer’s Research on the Privatization of Chicago’s Parking Meters

Anyone who’s ever ridden a bus in Chicago’s Loop knows it can be a . . . well . . . um . . . rather slow experience at times, a the vehicle lurches from stoplight to stoplight, discharging and … Continue reading

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Illinois Audubon Society and Joliet Park District Announce Major Expansion of an Urban Woodland

Green space is a premium in urban environments, and opportunities to expand existing high-quality parkland and natural areas come along all too infrequently. This week, the city of Joliet (pop. 148,000) learned that its famed urban forest in the East Side … 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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IL Gov Bruce Rauner’s Appointments to Lead Dept of Ag, IL EPA, and IDNR a Mixed Bag

Newly installed Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner made a point during his election campaign in 2014 of promising that he’d appoint true professionals to his administration who actually know something about the agencies they run, instead of merely bringing in politically … Continue reading

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Sustainability Studies in 2014: The Year in Review

2014 was another productive and exciting year in the Sustainability Studies undergraduate program at Roosevelt University, and we’re looking forward to a great 2015 as we start classes this winter. Here we celebrate 2014 with a brief rundown on student activities … Continue reading

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