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The Green Apple BlogThe Green Apple is your Science Connexion news resource. Learn about new equipment just received, sustainable living and energy efficiency ideas for schools.
Tuesday, 20 September 2011

compost.jpgThe University of Chicago (IL) collected seven bags of compost during the recent Facilities Services Annual Picnic. By introducing composting bins for the first time, the event recycled or composted all waste with the exception of ice cream wrappers and potato chip bags...

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The University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University were the top green public universities among historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs),

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The University of Utah is launching a solar program that will allow the school to offer discounted rooftop photovoltaic panels and installation to students and other members of the university community.

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The Marion County School Board in Florida voted to reverse its decision to include corporal punishment as a disciplinary action, according to the Ocala Star Banner. Negative feedback from parents led to the reversal of the decision made just last year. The new decision will be effective as of June 30, 2014.  

The University of Kentucky hopes that a $5 million investment in security cameras will help prevent and solve more crimes on campus.

The university ultimately plans to install almost 2,000 cameras on campus. Last month the school’s existing surveillance system helped solve two crimes, including catching students in the act of igniting a car on fire, according to Prison Planet

This white paper explores how everyone responsible for how a new building lasts long-term should take a long-term view when it comes to door and wall protection products as preventative “medicine” to keep facilities looking good long after the ribbon cutting.

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Penn State plans to automatically budget for cameras when planning for all future buildings and renovations.

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The Princeton Review released its 2014 Guide to 332 Green Colleges in partnership with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council in which it urges students to look at more than just academics in selecting their future homes.

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Northwestern University is undergoing several major construction and renovation projects all aimed at enhances its technical abilities.

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The city of Paterson and the New Jersey Historic Trust donated $1.2 million to stabilize the structure, but much more funding is needed to renovate it.

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The 87-8 vote will help Gov. Bill Haslam keep his promise to provide free community college to Tennessee residents.

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National School Choice Week provides an unprecedented opportunity, every January, to shine a spotlight on the need for effective education options for all children.

Planned by a diverse and nonpartisan coalition of individuals and organizations, National School Choice Week features special events and activities that highlight support for school choice programs and proposals. The effort is a collaboration of more than 200 partner organizations, which each use the week to advance their own messages of educational opportunity while uniting with like-minded organizations across the country.

National School Choice Week believes that parents should be empowered to choose the best educational environments for their children and supports a variety of school choice options — from encouraging increased access to great public schools, to public charter schools, magnet schools, virtual schools, private schools, homeschooling and more.

Find out more information at http://www.schoolchoiceweek.com/

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Each year, the Annual Meeting provides a broad, national framework and setting for approximately 1,800 attendees interested in higher education—including presidents, academic administrators, faculty members, policy leaders, and student affairs administrators—to gain a deeper understanding of current research, national trends, and innovative approaches to undergraduate education reform. 

The agency is seeking monetary relief, which will include the amount of money a retiree should have received absent the discrimination, with pre-judgment interest, and liquidated damages.

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A number of school board members believe that the school district could benefit from having a lobbyist focused on its needs, particularly in regards to education bills.

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Administrators temporarily shut down network access to Twitter and YouTube, but students were still able to access the video on their cellphones.

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Despite inquiries from a number of news agencies, little information has been made available by the school or the district.

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A 19-year-old Boston University student, Kevin Lee, was found dead in his dorm room in Towers building on Bay State Road.

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A ranking of the universities that drive the most activity on Facebook and Twitter.

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The decision was prompted by a campus gun scare in which campus police were able to arrive at the scene in less than a minute

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The bill, which has is called “An Act Concerning Assault, Stalking and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus,” is similar to the Clery Act.

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Work on Northwestern University’s new Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Ill., could begin this summer.

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The Capital School District in Kent County, Del. will now offer universal free lunch to all of its K-12 students,

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Broward County, Fla., recently reversed its decision to allow students with head lice to remain in school.

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The Alma Mater sculpture is back at the University of Illinois after being removed in 2012 for a thorough cleaning and restoration, the Associated Press reported. The 10,000-pound bronze sculpture, which was created by Lorado Taft in 1929, was recently hoisted back onto its pedestal with a crane. The artwork has stood at the corner of Wright and Green streets on the Champaign, Ill.

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Miami Dade College President Eduardo Padrón is angry at Florida lawmakers for considering a bill that would allow a Miami-Dade voter referendum on a half-penny sales tax that would benefit the college.

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An annual celebration at Iowa State University turned into a riot resulting in violence and overturned cars.

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The additions to the list of infractions it plans to track are child enticement, unlawful intrusion, violation of a harassment protection order

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The high school, which has about 1,200 students, does not have metal detectors.

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The University of Alabama announced it will build a $60-million performing arts center. The 109,017-square-foot state-of-the-are venue will be located on the old Bryce Hospital site in Tuscaloosa, Ala. It will feature a 350-seat drama theater, a 450-seat dance theater, a 250-seat studio, as well as rehearsal and scenery space.

The University purchased the 168-acre parcel from the state in 2010 for $77 million and agreed to pay another $10 million for environmental clean-up.

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