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Contracted Construction Company Embraces Sustainability at SU

Contracted Construction Company Embraces Sustainability at SU

Kristen Nielsen, Author
March 7, 2019
Filed under News

Seattle University has chosen Skanska as the general contractor handle to demolition the University Services Building and later build a new science building in its place. The building will be a hub for computer science, chemistry, and biology, given the extremely quick growth of science programs in r...

Earth Week Invigorates the Effort for Sustainability at SU

Earth Week Invigorates the Effort for Sustainability at SU

Bailee Clark, Author
April 26, 2017
Filed under Features, News

Last week was the 47th annual Earth Day, and people around the world participated in events like the March for Science in an effort to address growing concerns on the future of the environment. SAMIRA SHOBEIRI • THE SPECTATOR Exhibit goers looking at art and plants at the For the Love of Plants ...

SU’s Campus Sustainability: A Shared Goals and Responsibility

SU’s Campus Sustainability: A Shared Goals and Responsibility

Les Tobias, Author
February 22, 2017
Filed under News

If you remember the Garbology event from two weeks ago, it’s probably because you noticed a mountain of trash piled in front of the Lemieux Library. That waste was collected and sorted in full view to kick off Seattle University’s participation in RecycleMania, a national tournament running until...

SRI Task Force Forums Revive Sustainability Conversation

SRI Task Force Forums Revive Sustainability Conversation

Nick Turner, Author
February 10, 2016
Filed under Uncategorized

The newly formed Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) task force held its first round of open forums last Tuesday, inviting faculty and students to actively participate in Seattle University’s efforts to divest from the fossil fuel industry. The forums prompted passionate exchanges that reflected...

Trees, Green, and All Your Nature Needs

Trees, Green, and All Your Nature Needs

Khuong "Teddy" Vo, Author
March 12, 2020
Filed under A & E

Trees, flowers and gardens have been an important part of Seattle University campus. From the Urban Oasis located between the Student Center and Lemieux Library to the Columbia Orchard located on the East side of Columbia Building along 14th Ave, each campus greeneries carry a special meaning to the...

Zero Waste, All the Fun with Seven Market Cafe

Zero Waste, All the Fun with Seven Market Cafe

Melat Ermyas, Staff Reporter
March 12, 2020
Filed under A & E

At a time when consumers and businesses are aware of their environmental impact, it becomes significantly important to take into account the ways business and consumer habits can be adjusted to become more sustainable and the Seven Coffee Roasters Market and Cafe in the Ravenna neighborhood, near the...

What is CSI’s LEED Certification?

What is CSI’s LEED Certification?

Melat Ermyas, Staff Reporter
March 12, 2020
Filed under News

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a globally recognized certification system for green buildings for their sustainability. The LEED certification has four different levels including certified, silver, gold and platinum. Seattle University's goal is to have all new buildings with...

Jesuit Schools Fight For Divestment

Jesuit Schools Fight For Divestment

Logan Gilbert, Staff Reporter
March 12, 2020
Filed under News

When Seattle University divested from fossil fuels in 2018, many saw it as a huge step in aligning the school with its Jesuit virtues and promoting environmental sustainability in our wider community. This has been part of a wider movement at Jesuit universities across the country as students push for...

Hello Spring, Goodbye Winter

Hello Spring, Goodbye Winter

Sierra Noble
March 5, 2020
Filed under A & E

Rain or shine, Seattle’s Northwest Flower and Garden Show is the perfect teaser to what the joys of spring has to offer. Everything from striking show gardens, seminars on how to get crafty with your garden, vendors and tasty treats, the Northwest Flower and Garden Show has multitudes of excitement...

Faculty and Staff Share Concerns Regarding University’s Handling of Budget Cuts

Faculty and Staff Share Concerns Regarding University’s Handling of Budget Cuts

Sophia Wells and Alec Downing
February 21, 2020
Filed under Features, News, Top Stories

For the last three years Seattle University has been operating at a financial deficit, prompting a university wide review of all programs—academic and non-academic—for potential budget cuts. At this time, no decisions regarding specific budget cuts have been made, but all programs must submit prop...

“The Children” at the Seattle Rep is Fun and Deadly Serious

“The Children” at the Seattle Rep is Fun and Deadly Serious

Andru Zodrow, Staff Reporter
February 20, 2020
Filed under A & E

We are destroying the planet. This reality pervades Lucy Kirkwood’s 2017 play “The Children,” currently playing at the Seattle Rep. The play takes place in an English cottage after a nearby nuclear power plant has exploded, leaving an aging couple—both of whom used to work as engineers—on...

New Changes to Recyclemania Hope to Decrease Campus Footprint

New Changes to Recyclemania Hope to Decrease Campus Footprint

Logan Gilbert, Staff Reporter
February 12, 2020
Filed under News

As strange as it can feel to hand your unfinished meal or empty to-go box to someone in the cafeteria, these are just some of the little things that Recyclemania, and the people behind it, are doing to make people more conscious of their waste. Seattle University is participating in its fourth annual...

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