The Daily Illini

$700,000 grant awarded to help community college transfer students

By Vivienne Henning

February 8, 2016

The Office of Community College Research and Leadership received a grant to help community college transfer students earn bachelor’s degrees.The University’s Office of Community College Research and Leadership, OCCRL, will use a $700,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to fund n...

Guest lecturer to reveal intersection of science, creativity, communication

By Annabeth Carlson

April 9, 2014

Over the years, Foellinger Auditorium has presented a wide variety of established lecturers, scientists and performers, such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Maya Angelou and Bill Gates. This tradition will continue on Thursday, when the auditorium hosts Edward Tufte at 7 p.m. Tufte, a statistician, landscape scu...