Category Archives: policy

Planning for Environmental Justice: Kim Wasserman of LVEJO @RooseveltU, this Wed 9/26

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Planning for Environmental Justice: Kim Wasserman @RooseveltU, Wed 9/26

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Pruitt Is Gone, but the EPA Must Return to Its Mission of Protecting the Environment

by Mike Bryson, SUST Blog Editor The blockbuster national news of this week is the long-overdue resignation of the scandal-ridden Scott Pruitt from the US Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday, July 5th, as reported by the NY Times, Inside Climate … Continue reading

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Enroll in RU’s Social Justice Summer Institute, May 29-June 4

Hey, Roosevelt students! If you are interested in a one-of-a-kind experiential learning summer course, please consider this one-week course (pdf) that addresses the school to prison pipeline. Please reach out to Dr. Heather Dalmage for more information: hdalmage@roosevelt.edu or 312.341.3692

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Summer Research Positions for Students in RU’s Policy Research Collaborative

The RU Policy Research Collaborative is seeking motivated Chicago-area undergraduate and graduate students to join a 10-member team in Summer 2018 that will research housing data for a study to determine the financial impact that predatory house-purchase contract sales had … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Working in Waste

SUST co-founder and former Roosevelt University professor Carl Zimring, now professor of sustainability studies at the Pratt Institute in NYC, published this powerful op-ed in the Friday 2/9 online edition of the NY Times. In his essay, “A Waste Worker … 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

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