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Grand Challenge Learning adds to curriculum

By Lauren Scafidi

April 10, 2016

agThe Grand Challenge Learning program is broadening the array of courses available to students.The Grand Challenge learning program “enables students to connect their general education studies to real world topics of pressing concern,” according to their website. agThe program was initiated in th...

UI to offer additional hands-on learning classes

December 3, 2015

University students will have a few extra options when trying to fulfill general education requirements in the spring semester.In a University Massmail sent Tuesday, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Charles Tucker announced that 25 new general education courses will be available for the spring 2...

Advanced Placement rules change for Illinois students

By Ali Braboy

August 27, 2015

In fall 2016 all Illinois freshmen will be able to receive college credit for AP scores of three or higher.Advanced Placement courses, commonly called AP, are classes taken during high school that offer college credit if completed successfully, according to the College Board website. The site states that...

University of Illinois ranked 18th out of top 25 universities to produce female entrepreneurs

University of Illinois ranked 18th out of top 25 universities to produce female entrepreneurs

By Jessie Webster

August 25, 2015

Melonee Wise, University Engineering alumna, was named one of MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35 in August. Wise, is currently the CEO of Fetch Robotics and cofounded a software operating company called Unbounded Robotics. University alumni like Wise have contributed to database company Cru...