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In Memoriam: The life of Professor Werner Baer

In Memoriam: The life of Professor Werner Baer

By Alex Rich

April 4, 2016


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He said that we would meet sometime next week for coffee, that he expected to be out of the hospital by Friday.But on Thursday, March 31, distinguished Economics professor and my personal friend Werner BaerRBpassed away following “a sudden and brief illness.”Two days earlier, he had emailed me from C...

Professor's sudden death a shock to student body

Professor's sudden death a shock to student body

By Daily Illini Staff Report

April 3, 2016


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Economics Professor Werner Baer passed away from a sudden and brief illness Thursday.ej The announcement was posted to the University Economics Department website.ej“The Department and University have lost an enormous contributor to the common good: A talented scholar with a passion for teaching and research, and also s...

Degrees still valuable

Degrees still valuable

By Jessie Webster

September 14, 2015


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Although tuition rates are more expensive than in the past, some University professors still believe the choice to attend is worth it. Undergraduate tuition, room and board at public institutions rose 39 percent between 2002 and 2012, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.  ...

‘Lost Boy’ of Sudan rises to success on campus

‘Lost Boy’ of Sudan rises to success on campus

October 21, 2014


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Gai Nyok, graduate student in economics, remembers waking up one morning at 5 years old in the tiny village of Abang, of the former Sudan, with the sun still down and being grabbed by the hand by his older brother. “Ket,” his older brother exhaled. In their native Dinka language, it meant “run.” ...