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Child care poses a problem for academics

Child care poses a problem for academics

By Yi Zhang

September 28, 2015


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Students often only realize their professors’ role in the classroom, but another major part of a job in academia entails attending conferences to present the research professors conduct.Rachel S. Harris, professor in comparative literature, recently contested the child-care challenges many scholars fa...

Alumnae reflect on their time at Illinois

Alumnae reflect on their time at Illinois

April 7, 2015


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Before the days of Facebook, Tinder, online class registration and air conditioning, our school looked very different. Tuition was significantly cheaper, rules were less strict and there were no co-ed dorms. We emailed current students’ moms and grandmas who attended the University in the 1960s, 7...

Make your big lectures feel smaller

Make your big lectures feel smaller

July 26, 2014


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As a humble College of Media student who came from a high school in the middle of a cornfield, I’m used to smaller class sizes. There’s really nothing like dodging an instructor’s gaze for 50 minutes, avoiding answering questions among 20-some other students. If you’re going to be a good st...

A letter from Chancellor Phyllis Wise

A letter from Chancellor Phyllis Wise

July 26, 2014


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Whether this is your first semester on the campus or you are continuing your journey, on behalf of all our faculty and staff, welcome to Illinois!  It is amazing to me that this great university grew from one building and a few dozen students in 1867 into the globally-respected institution of today. Y...

Cut your costs on textbook purchases

Cut your costs on textbook purchases

July 26, 2014


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The costs of textbooks can add up fast. When added with the other costs of college — tuition, meal plan, booze, Fat Sandwich (the list goes on) — it makes sense to minimize what you can, and it just so happens that it is very easy to get cheap textbooks.  As a freshman, you may feel obliged to buy ...

A letter from President Robert Easter

A letter from President Robert Easter

July 26, 2014


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Welcome to the University of Illinois and I’m delighted that you have chosen our Urbana-Champaign campus as the next step in your educational journey. This is truly an extraordinary place — a global leader in education and research with a nearly 150-year legacy of achievement that has helped drive...

Study abroad: Expanding your horizons

Study abroad: Expanding your horizons

By Abrar Al-Heeti

July 26, 2014


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Expanding your horizons is part of the Illinois experience. One way to step outside your comfort zone, immerse yourself in a new environment and gain new experiences is through study abroad.  The University offers study abroad programs that range from a semester of study to a year of study, as well...

Healthy study habits let you balance social, academic life

Healthy study habits let you balance social, academic life

July 26, 2014


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You know how to do this. You’ve done it since you were in grade school. You must know how to do it well if you are attending this University in the fall.  You know how to study.  But do you know how to study in college? There are lots of things that will distract you. Formals, sporting events or just a night at one of the ...

Connect with your professor to enhance your college experience

By Earn Saenmuk

July 26, 2014


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College life can be nerve wracking at times. Meeting new people, living away from home, time management — all these tasks can be challenging. One of the important adjustments a freshman has to go through is learning how classes are structured. Going from a class of around 20 to 30 students to a lecture of 3...

Minors an important consideration for students

Minors an important consideration for students

July 26, 2014


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When preparing for the college journey, there are a number of critical decisions that need to be made, the most obvious being which college to attend. And maybe even of equal or greater importance to some is the age-old decision of the ever-coveted major. The major we choose is supposed to guide our...

Five for 2015: Five Illini basketball recruits to watch

Five for 2015: Five Illini basketball recruits to watch

June 30, 2014


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The start of college basketball season is still about four months away. But for coaches, the recruiting season never stops. Especially during the summer. During summer, college basketball recruiting is in full swing, especially in the month of July. The break from class means high school players play ...