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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, June 26 2012

Home to a number of centers and classrooms, the newest building on the university’s Lake Shore Campus includes a high performance exterior enclosure, in-slab radiant heating and cooling, and an atrium that passively induces natural stack-effect ventilation. Cuneo Hall is seeking LEED Gold certification...

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Friday, June 22 2012

After months of counting, sorting, and collecting beverage containers in what St. Cornelius School's principal called a "dungeon" in the convent basement, the school has won a $50,000 grand prize for green improvements...

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Thursday, June 21 2012

School districts across the country are turning to solar power to cut their electricity costs. With the money they're saving, they are able to retain more teachers and programs in the face of budget cuts. As a bonus, some schools are using solar installations to teach kids about renewable energy...

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Thursday, June 14 2012

During the study, the students had to repeatedly take various standardized performance and concentration tests, such as Brickenkamp's d2 test of attention (see below for details). The test results were compared for biologically effective light in relation to conventional lighting. Students working under biologically-optimized classroom lighting achieved better results than the comparison group in standardized tests for concentration ability, and their performance speed also increased...

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Wednesday, June 13 2012

"You might not see it in person, but climate's changing just the same," sings University of Chicago geophysical sciences assistant professor Dorian Abbot in a new music video that is a ZZ Top-influenced Chicago rendition of last year's "I'm a Climate Scientist." Abbot collaborated with two other climate scientists at the university to capture the importance of the issue with humor. "We are so concerned about issues on global climate change that we are willing to make absolute fools of ourselves," said professor David Archer, who also appears in the video...

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Tuesday, June 12 2012

Students have partnered with the university’s Office of Sustainability, Office of the Reynolds Club and Student Activities staff to launch a Green Event Certification program. The aim of the program is to encourage student organizations to reduce the environmental impacts of on-campus events...

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Monday, June 11 2012

Students, scientists and researchers in the Chicago area have a new outlet to delve into supercomputing, green energy, the human genome and other hot topics, and to work with manufacturers to try to put the ideas into action...

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State officials step in after report spells out dysfunction and mismanagement in the school system.
11th grader at George Washington Carver High was shot in the hip; injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
A soda bottle wrapped in duct tape and containing explosives had already gone off on the playground of Rossiter Elementary in Helena when it was discovered; no one was injured.
California allocated more than $15.4 billion to colleges and universities, according to the Grapevine study.
A homeowners association in Surprise, Ariz., wants to build a wall that could force students to take a longer and potentially more dangerous route to their school.
Student, 19, was found wounded Sunday in a residence hall on the Nashville campus.
By 2022-23, high schools won't be able to start classes before 8:30 a.m.
The Anne Arundel County board votes to rebuild outdated facilities in Annapolis, Glenn Burnie and Severn.
Asbestos concerns and other construction problems forced district officials to relocate nearly 1,000 students who attend the 2 schools.
The Sacramento area school system says it needs to make cuts because of enrollment drops and too many campuses.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signs bill that allows parents to administer medical cannabis to their children at their schools.
The donation from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation will enable the university to remodel existing veterinary school facilities and construct an additional building.
The Russell-Tyler-Ruthton district is replacing 3 schools with a single districtwide campus.
An assortment of photos depicting school and university facilities through the years.
An $80 million Memorial Union will replace an outdated facility on the Grand Forks campus.
The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County district had students stopped using their Chromebooks after one began smoking in a third-grade classroom in Lewisville, N.C..
A federal magistrate says U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has violated a court order to stop collecting loan debts from students who attended the now bankrupt Corinthian Colleges
North Hall is the school's first newly constructed student housing in 34 years.
Rankings from the WalletHub website say that Arizona is least friendly state for teachers to work in 2019
Scape North America had proposed spending $1 billion on student housing in Boston, but now wants to build apartments for the general population.
A private donor is paying for the water attraction as an added amenity to the school's Orlando campus.
Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to spend $600 million to boost starting teachers' salaries in Florida to $47,500 a year.
The school system wants to recover the millions of dollars it has spent battling the over-prescription and addiction caused by the drugs.
The 149-room hotel is expected to open in September 2021.
Benjamin Franklin High School and Science Leadership Academy, which share a building, are closed indefinitely while tests are conducted.
The $56 million Integrated Science and Engineering facility is set to open on the Spokane, Wash., campus in 2021
District says a man with a knife in his pocket made it into a classroom at a Port Orange, Fla., high school without being stopped.
Running out of reserve funds, the Wood County board will close 2 elementary schools may close a third.
An anti-affirmative action group had alleged that the school's admissions policies wrongfully held Asian American applicants to higher standards.
Robert Morris University Illinois would become part of Roosevelt University.