Category: Public Institutions

Public Institutions, Public Works

Here are the top public and private colleges with the most generous financial aid packages

April 20, 2021


The coronavirus crisis has put college affordability into focus like never before. This year, because of the pandemic, the price of higher education is an even bigger consideration among students and parents. However, at the same time, the cost a […]

Basic Services, Civil Service, Public Institutions, Public Works

Will cities work remotely? Officials still have unanswered questions

March 23, 2021

Via: StateScoop

There’s “a light at the end of tunnel” in sight for technology executives that were tasked with suddenly transitioning thousands of city employees and public students to remote work and learning environments last year at the onset of the coronavirus […]

Public Institutions, Public Works

Institute announces $43 Million for research-projects

March 4, 2021

Via: Waste Management World

The Remade Institute is a public-private partnership established by the United States Department of Energy and the first institute in the U.S. dedicated to accelerating the nation’s transition to a Circular Economy. It will spend $43 million in new technology […]

Public Institutions, Public Utilities, Public Works, Waste Management

Colleges Mobilizing Food Rescue Have Ripple Effect

March 2, 2021

Via: Waste360

Ten years ago, a few college students at the University of Maryland became keenly aware that huge volumes of untouched, perfectly good dining hall food was getting tossed in the trash, and they teamed up to do something about it. […]

Health & Insurance, Public Institutions, Public Works, Social Services

If This Self-Sufficient Hospital Cannot Stand Alone, Can Any Public Hospital Survive?

January 29, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

In America’s health care system, dominated by hospital chain leviathans, New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina, is an anomaly. It is a publicly owned hospital that boasts good care at lower prices than most and still flourishes […]

Public Institutions, Public Utilities, Public Works, Waste Management

University of California to Eliminate Unnecessary Plastics by 2030

January 19, 2021

Via: Waste360

The University of California will begin to phase out single-use plastics, which includes plastic bags in retail and dining locations and single-use plastic food service items and plastic bottles, with the goal of eliminating all unnecessary plastics by 2030. Worldwide, […]

Health & Insurance, Public Institutions, Public Works, Social Services

Public Health Programs See Surge in Students Amid Pandemic

November 17, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

As the novel coronavirus emerged in the news in January, Sarah Keeley was working as a medical scribe and considering what to do with her biology degree. By February, as the disease crept across the U.S., Keeley said she found […]

Electric Utility, Public Institutions, Public Utilities, Public Works

Santa Barbara Schools Get Solar-Battery Backup, Saving Money at the Same Time

October 13, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Santa Barbara’s public school system is finalizing a solar microgrid project that could set a model for investment in clean backup power. Purveyors of carbon-free backup power have struggled for years to convince customers to pay for resilience. But a […]

Public Institutions, Public Works

Students’ Mass Migration Back to College Gets a Failing Grade

September 17, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

Who thought it would be a good idea to move thousands of teenagers and young adults across the country to college campuses, where, unencumbered by parental supervision, many college kids did what college kids do? Actually, Nigel Goldenfeld and Sergei […]

Public Institutions, Public Works

Schools remain ‘easy target’ for ransomware as Maze targets big K-12 systems

September 14, 2020

Via: StateScoop

Actors using the Maze ransomware are claiming credit for a recent string of attacks against large public school districts across the United States, just as students and teachers are returning to their mostly virtual learning environments. Last Friday, the school […]