U. of Washington to create big eco-college
The University of Washington is planning to create the largest environmental college evah. The proposed College of the Environment would become the 5th-largest of U-Dub’s 17 colleges, combining its current schools of forestry, fishery sciences, atmospheric sciences, earth and space sciences, marine affairs, and oceanography. “Certainly, higher education in general has a responsibility to tackle challenges that threaten the well-being of the planet,” says the proposal. “The UW is strongly positioned to truly advance the contributions of academia to the very concrete problems of the world around us.” The college is scheduled to open in fall 2009, and its graduates will no doubt solve the world’s environmental problems shortly thereafter.