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Aspiring student entrepreneurs pitch startups

By Stephen Nye

November 12, 2015

Touch-feedback, affordable prosthetic hands. A positive reinforcement app designed to stop texting and driving. A product designed to help find visually similar fashion products online.Aspiring student entrepreneurs gathered Wednesday to pitch their startups to fellow students, faculty and...

UI aims to improve conditions for women in business

By Maggie Sullivan

August 19, 2015

The University’s College of Business is the third largest school on campus- just behind the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Engineering. With over 4,000 students enrolled in the 2014-2015 school year, the college hosts 10 percent of the total University population. However, the college con...

College of Business names new dean

By Daily Illini Staff Report

June 30, 2015

Jeffrey R. Brown has been named the new dean for the College of Business at the University.Brown teaches finance courses in the College of Business. He is also the William G. Karnes Professor of Finance and the director of the Center for Business and Public Policy. The appointment was anno...

College of Business launches online-based MBA program

By Maggie Sullivan

May 10, 2015

The University’s vision for the College of Business didn’t include leading online education when it was established 100 years ago; however, the college could become the first institution to launch a Massive Open Online Course, MOOC, based MBA program. The Academic Senate approved a proposal for t...

Local toy drives provide gifts to kids for holidays

December 8, 2014

Three community organizations are coming together to provide toys and gift opportunities for local children and promote the spirit of giving to others during the holiday. These organizations are the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree, the University’s Office of Volunteer Programs and the Crisis Nursery. E...

University alumnus planning food truck for Caribbean Grill

University alumnus planning food truck for Caribbean Grill

October 2, 2014

In the middle of an economic recession and planning a wedding, Mike Harden, 2005 University MBA alumnus, gave up a financially sound job and took the biggest gamble of his life. “Everybody was all like, ‘Are you crazy, why would you do that?’” he said. “But I literally quit my job and I put...

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...