Submitted by Matt Zalaznick on Wed, 09/18/2013 - 3:39pm
University of Washington president believes that, when it comes to sustainability, universities must turn themselves inside out -- taking more of the discoveries and innovations from their scholars, researchers, and students, and bringing them to the broader global community.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 09/11/2013 - 2:15pm
A new dormitory designed with special features to accommodate students with "multiple handicap challenges" is one step closer to becoming a reality at the University of Florida. The UF board of trustees unanimously authorized a $25 million finance plan for the 82,000-square-foot, 255-bed dormitory. It must go to the Florida Board of Governors for final approval.
Campus Apartments broke ground on an estimated $107 million housing project at Howard University (D.C.). in March. The 1,360-bed project, slated for August 2014 completion, includes two on-campus facilities that will bring underclassmen closer to the campus core. The residences will offer two-person semisuites, social and study lounges, game rooms, and laundry facilities, as well as independent apartment units for faculty, staff, and guests.
Only one-third of 3,400 U.S. college students say they’re satisfied with their meal plans, found a survey by food industry research firm Technomic. But schools are finding that to address the problem, they need to go beyond simply improving what winds up on diners’ plates.
A teachable moment is something all good educators welcome. It is a critical time during which learning about a particular topic or idea becomes easiest. The Fossil Free divestment campaign at post secondary institutions across North America provides superb teachable moments for educators.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 9:56am
Momentum for divestment of fossil fuel from university endowments grew slowly all spring. In late April, students at Rhode Island School of Design staged a sit-in to draw attention to the cause.
Then, during a nationwide Day of Action on May 2, student groups at more than 60 colleges and universities hosted events pushing for fossil fuel divestment.