Today’s news updates include links on Wall Street, K-State Goes ‘Green’ and Air Traffic in Europe.
Wall Street gives much to lawmakers in reform debate
The political action committees of six Wall Street banks spent the first quarter of 2010 giving handsome donations to Republicans and Democrats who are critical to passing legislation that could determine the future of the U.S. financial sector.
The banks — JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs — gave about $106,000 to 12 members of the Senate and House of Representatives who sit either in leadership positions or on the committees that forged the measures.
K-State listed as ‘green school’
MANHATTAN — Move over, purple. Kansas State University is going green.
That is the view of new guidebook about institutions of higher education that have demonstrated an above-average commitment to sustainability in terms of campus infrastructure, activities and initiatives.
K-State is the only school in Kansas to be included in the newly released “Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges,” a free comprehensive guidebook that profiles the nation’s most environmentally responsible campuses. The book was developed by The Princeton Review in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council.
Europe seeks new air traffic control system
BRUSSELS — The European Union speeded up action on a sweeping reform of its air traffic control system Friday after a crisis over volcanic ash turned much of the continent into a no-fly zone for days.
“The worst is now over, but there is a huge amount of work to be done to deal with crisis management,” EU Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas told reporters.