As part of a national teach-in called Focus the Nation, more than 1,500 colleges and universities across the country yesterday put together panel discussions, workshops, and other events to build eco-action momentum among the yoots. Professors agreed to work climate change into their biology, politics, philosophy, and everything-else classes, and some schools brought local politicians in to speak. At California’s Loyola Marymount University, students dumped plastic bottles on the lawn to demonstrate student waste; at the University of California San Diego, a student dressed as a polar bear sat in a mock electric chair. The University of Oregon event was broadcast on Oregon Public Broadcasting radio, and moderator Tsing Loh signed off with an exhortation to inspired students: “Good night. Go forth and conquer!”