Fifth Annual Symposium on Environmental Justice explores role of pollution in inequality

By Vanessa Reis The university’s school of public health held its fifth annual Symposium on Environmental Justice and Health Disparities at Stamp Student Union Saturday. A number of panels discussed the usage of litigation as a tool for environmental and social change. One panel in particular discussed the impacts of President Donald Trump’s environmental policies and how to combat these policies through litigation. “What we’re … Continue reading Fifth Annual Symposium on Environmental Justice explores role of pollution in inequality

College Park entrepreneur talks socially-conscious apparel line

By David DeWeaver Standing in line at a Starbucks on Baltimore Avenue, Francie Wasser opted for a bottled herbal tea. She can’t tolerate caffeine, she said. Lattes make her feel agitated and sick. It’s a curious discrepancy for someone not otherwise averse to excitement. You’d be forgiven for thinking she was a Ph.D. student at first glance. Wasser has the clean, professional, working-woman aesthetic of … Continue reading College Park entrepreneur talks socially-conscious apparel line

Jean-Michel Cousteau speaks about environmental conservation at UMD

by Jillian Atelsek Jean-Michel Cousteau, a famous French explorer and environmentalist, has had a relationship with the ocean for over 70 years.  Cousteau’s father, Jacques Cousteau, was one of the most influential conservationists and oceanographers of the 20th century, most famous for his invention of the scuba suit. Jacques Cousteau died in 1997, but his son Jean-Michel has carried on, remaining an advocate for ocean preservation … Continue reading Jean-Michel Cousteau speaks about environmental conservation at UMD

“Impact Night” Inspires Members of UMD’s Do Good Challenge

by Jillian Atelsek Participants of UMD’s Do Good Challenge gathered in Stamp Wednesday evening for Impact Night, an event focused on refining communication skills to help students share their ideas and goals of potential service projects with a wider audience. While many universities have service projects or charitable drives, the Do Good Challenge is unique to Maryland. It is a team competition that occurs every … Continue reading “Impact Night” Inspires Members of UMD’s Do Good Challenge