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Environmental products tested

Urinal, sans the h2o

The men's restroom in Hasbrouck Dining Hall was recently fitted with four nonflushing urinals (pictured) designed to conserve water. The Waterless, No-Flush urinals use drain inserts and barriers to dispose of waste. According to the company's Web site, one urinal will save up to 45,000 gallons of water a year. John McEnrue, director of Facilities Design and Construction, said the fixtures are in keeping with the college's commitment to incorporate more sustainable and environmentally friendly products into the campus. He added that the department will be looking at the performance of the urinals during the spring semester to determine if the same products will be used in future renovation projects that require new bathrooms, such as the Old Main Building and the Student Union Building Renovation.

Education lecture series begins

The School of Education will begin its 2008 colloquium series with an event titled "Education for Democracy" at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 21 in the Old Main Building, Room 1907. The lecture will be presented by William Ayers, a distinguished professor of education and senior university scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago. There will be a reception at 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call x2827.