Cleveland State University’s Washkewicz Hall receives LEED Gold rating for environmental performance

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Washkewicz Hall, home to Cleveland State University’s College of Engineering, has been awarded LEED Gold certification, the second highest of four levels of certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council, the university said in a news release.


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The LEED system, short for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, establishes widely used measurable standards for environmental performance by buildings.

Gold is the second highest of four levels including Platinum, Silver and Certified.

Completed in 2017, Washkewicz Hall was designed by the national architecture and engineering firm of HED, and CBLH Design of Cleveland.

Located on the south side of Chester Avenue at East 24th Street, the building includes teaching and research laboratories, simulation labs for computer modeling, student collaboration spaes and “smart” classrooms, according to CSU’s website.

It earned LEED Gold status for sustainable features that include:

1/4 u00b7 A footprint on its building site

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Documentary on Harrisburg University’s esports team to stream on Amazon Prime, Apple TV

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology has one of the best esports teams in the country, and now they’re getting some cinematic love.

The Harrisburg Storm is the subject of a new 30-minute directory, which will be premiering at the PAX West Convention on Sept. 17 and streaming on Amazon Prime, Apple TV and Google Play afterwards.

“A Rising Storm: The Burgeoning World of College Esports” goes in-depth on the creation of the team, following them as they move up the ranks to become national champions two years in a row — the Harrisburg Storm won the ESPN National Overwatch Championships in 2019 and 2020. Cowboy Bear Ninja, a Harrisburg-based production company, made the movie, which was the creation of both Harrisburg University and Pavone Group.

The documentary will be premiering just as the 2020 HUE Invitational, the largest collegiate esports tournament in North America, begins. HUE is hosted by

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Ohio University’s identity crisis shows the struggles of regional public universities

This article about higher education in Ohio was produced in partnership with The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. This is part 5 of the Colleges in Crisis series.

Given current circumstances, Richard Vedder, an economics professor emeritus at Ohio University, is teaching his fall course, “Economic History of Europe,” for a salary of $1. Plus, a parking sticker.

“It will take a little bit of burden off the university,” said Vedder, a national expert on higher education finances. His career — he began teaching at O.U. in 1965 — spans the robust rise of public higher education and, now, its shakiest chapter.

The coronavirus crisis has hurt colleges everywhere. But for schools like O.U. — nonflagship public campuses in Ohio and across the Midwest that were already struggling — it has hastened a reckoning. The campuses have become heavily reliant on

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