The University of Vermont banned the sale of bottled water on its campus in 2013 to cut down on single-use bottles in the waste stream. But the number of plastic, single-use bottles being shipped to campus went up, and students ended up using more single-use bottles and drinking less healthy beverages out of them. Now the university is trying to figure out how to balance sustainability and nutrition in on-campus beverage sales.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss President Obama's decision to delay the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and break down the first Democratic presidential debate.
President Obama urged calm amid the recent Israeli-Palestinian violence at a press conference with the South Korean president. He said the U.S. and Russia are at strategic odds on Syria and declined to wade far into the 2016 presidential race.
For the first time, Illinois football will have a Mandarin play-by-play and color team calling the game for streaming in China. The University of Illinois has a huge number of Chinese students, and the activity has been getting the community more involved in campus culture.