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A holistic view of Andrew Jackson

By Ryan Harding, Columnist

August 9, 2016

News broke last week that President Andrew Jackson would be replaced on the front of the $20 bill by Harriet Tubman. This replacement was praised by many in part because of Jackson’s complicated legacy as a slave owner, his forcible removal of indigenous people and his dismantling of the national ban...

Bob Woodward speaks at UI on Lincoln's life, own experiences

Pulitzer Prize Winning Reporter, Bob Woodward, giving the inaugural speech for

By Aaron Navarro

January 27, 2016

Before Bob Woodward could delve into how Abraham Lincoln relates to the 21st century during a lecture at Foellinger Auditorium on Tuesday, he addressed his outfit choice.“I do not have a coat and tie on because I got stranded out of Washington because of the snow,” Woodward said. “The dean generousl...

Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward to speak at "The New Lincoln Lectures" series

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By Aaron Navarro

January 26, 2016

Bob Woodward, a Washington Post reporter best known for his involvement with the 1972 Watergate Scandal will deliver the first lecture in a new series Tuesday.The series, “The New Lincoln Lectures: What Abraham Lincoln Means to the 21st Century,” is being organized by the College of Law...

Local lawyer wins prestigious “Lincoln the Lawyer” Award

Richard Thies, a lawyer from Urbana, accepts the “Lincoln the Lawyer” Award by The Abraham Lincoln Association on Feb. 12.

By Annabeth Carlson, Managing Editor for Online

March 3, 2015

When Richard Thies, 83, was admitted to the Illinois State Bar Association to practice law in 1955, he took the oath at the Centennial across from the Supreme Court building in Springfield. Looking out at the city where Abraham Lincoln once practiced law, Thies remembered feeling excited that he c...

Commission votes to cut down tallest tree in Urbana

The Urbana Tree Commission unanimously voted to cut down Urbana’s oldest tree while saving as much of the trunk as possible. Citizens gathered at the meeting to suggest possible uses for the trunk, including using the trunk as a cross section to highlight moments in Urbana history.

By Claire Hettinger

January 22, 2014

Bare branches sway in the breeze similarly to brimming ones, yet rarely receive as much attention from those passing by. However, on Jan. 6, when a white dot appeared on the 312 Coler St. hackberry tree in Urbana, citizens wasted no time spreading the news about the tree’s newest physical addition. T...