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Profiting at the pump: Low gas prices lead to consumer spending

Profiting at the pump: Low gas prices lead to consumer spending

By Declan Harty

March 9, 2016

Bob Sinclair doesn’t keep his eyes on the gas meter as he fills up his Lexus RX350. In seconds, a click signals that the retired dentist’s SUV is filled back up; the pump reads $10.14.“It’s just nice to have to pay a little less,” Sinclair said. In the recent past, he paid “$200 to $300 a ...

UI education a ‘responsibility’ to solve world hunger, according to Tom Vilsack

UI education a ‘responsibility’ to solve world hunger, according to Tom Vilsack

By Marijo Enderle

September 14, 2015

Tweet: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack calls on students to solve world hunger now.As some 300 students, faculty and community members sat in the Alice Campbell Alumni Center Thursday, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack called on University students to solve hunger in their lifetimes....

Ellnora: Internationally-recognized guitar festival announces lineup

Ellnora: Internationally-recognized guitar festival announces lineup

By Camille Murray

April 22, 2015

Three days. Seven locations. Twenty-nine performances. This is what music-lovers have to look forward to at the 2015 ELLNORA Music Festival. The annual event will be held Sept. 10 through Sept. 12 at the Krannert Center. This year’s list of scheduled performers was announced Monday. The festival began...

UI professor researches photosynthesis to increase food supply

By Earn Saenmuk

April 14, 2015

According to a paper published by the scientific journal PLOS ONE, the world food supply will not be enough to sustain the growing global population by 2050. While some governments have tried to limit population growth — like China — a University professor is looking at a different way to solve the p...

High diversity sets comforts, setbacks for international students

High diversity sets comforts, setbacks for international students

March 19, 2015

Yangwentao Fang, junior in Engineering, has spent the last four years in the United States. He had dreamed of visiting the U.S. since middle school, and when his high school in Hunan, China, offered a foreign exchange program for his senior year, Fang jumped at the opportunity. During his first year spe...

International students use school breaks for travel

International students use school breaks for travel

By Jaini Shah

February 3, 2015

Some students travel over spring break, while others volunteer or work. Some stay at home, relaxing and watching TV or hanging out and catching up with family and friends. But for the nearly 10,000 international students at the University who may be thousands of miles from home, spring break offers a ch...