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Students from Evanston’s King Lab Magnet School won a second-place prize in a recent rain-barrel painting contest at Navy Pier sponsored by the Chicago Botanic Gardens.

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King Lab Principal Jeff Brown and the winning students.

The design illustrating their thoughts about protecting and preserving river water.

Students participating in the project were third graders Dhruva Mohnalkar, Alec Avery, Kai Dowling and Max Gelhausen, assisted by sixth grader Mariko Dowling.

The barrel, now on display at the school, will be used to collect rainwater for the school garden.

Students from Evanston’s King Lab Magnet School won a second-place prize in a recent rain-barrel painting contest at Navy Pier sponsored by the Chicago Botanic Gardens.


King Lab Principal Jeff Brown and the winning students.

The design illustrating their thoughts about protecting and preserving river water.

Students participating in the project were third graders Dhruva Mohnalkar, Alec Avery, Kai Dowling and Max Gelhausen, assisted by sixth grader Mariko Dowling.

The barrel, now on display at the school, will be used to collect rainwater for the school garden.

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  1. College Costs
    As parents have had sticker shock re-confirmed and already parents start thinking of college costs for the next X years, they might find the book “Going Broke by Degree: Why College Costs Too Much” by Richard Vedder [NU grad] of interest.
    He does not so much say what should be as to point out the causes of high costs so parents [and hopefully the students] will consider what they really want.
    While he had a number of points, the main point, at least I took away, was:
    Do you want a teaching vrs. a research university.
    Research universities have to spend alot on non- or limited teaching professors and the facilities cost alot. Is that what the student wants/needs. Does the research help or hurt the total university budget ? Does the research benefit the prof. [tenure, recognition, promotion, hiring at better school] more than the budget, student education, attracting better students/faculty ?
    Probably parents are the only ones this book will interest—students may be more concerned about size, social life, geography of schools, etc.; faculty/administrators have their vested interest; retired faculty may see themselves beyond all those issues.

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