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Where the six presidential candidates stand on six key issues

Where the six presidential candidates stand on six key issues

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 15, 2016


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Hillary ClintonEducationClinton has taken a more moderate position on higher education than her opponent Bernie Sanders, calling for “debt-free” college tuition rather than free college tuitionClimate ChangeClinton’s plan for energy and climate change is twofold. First, she wants to see the U.S. build half a billion s...

Illinois Board of Education: State college readiness is low

By Aaron Navarro

November 12, 2015


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Forty-six. That’s the percentage of Illinois public school students that scored a 21 or higher on their ACT, and is the percentage of students that the Illinois State Board of Education defined as “college-prepared,” according to its annual report card.The composite ACT score is only a starting...

U.S. Secretary of Education to visit UI

U.S. Secretary of Education to visit UI

By Ali Braboy

September 9, 2015


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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is scheduled to discuss disability resources Wednesday morning during his visit to the University. Duncan’s visit is part of the sixth annual Back-to-School Bus Tour. He will discuss the changes and challenges in education while “highlighting the champions...

Ammons launches petition against budget cuts

By Daily Illini Staff Report

June 25, 2015


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State representative Carol Ammons launched a community-wide petition in response to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal to cut funding to the University.Ammons issued a press release Monday discussing her petition to urge the General Assembly to decline Rauner’s proposal.“Our public universities and colleges are vital t...

Champaign’s Fire Service Institute Library named finalist for national award

Champaign’s Fire Service Institute Library named finalist for national award

By Robin Dean

April 1, 2015


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Champaign’s Illinois Fire Service Institute Library, IFSI, has been selected as one of 30 finalists to compete for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service award, which goes toward museums and libraries that aim to meaningfully impact their community. “The award is the country’s highest honor for library ...

Illini Service Dogs give students brief pet companionships

Illini Service Dogs give students brief pet companionships

By Isabella Jackson

November 19, 2014


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Bringing up a young dog is an investment in the future.  Owners expect the hours spent training, housebreaking and cleaning up after a puppy to pay off with years of companionship as both dog and owner age. But Art Connolley’s relationship with Busey, a black Schnauzer-Labrador mix, is different. Busey is ...

Poverty simulation reveals struggles living paycheck to paycheck

Poverty simulation reveals struggles living paycheck to paycheck

By Brittney Nadler

November 12, 2014


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A single mother with three kids has to send her children to school, but also get to work on time. She needs to buy more groceries, but she doesn’t know how to pay for the doctor’s appointment, let alone if she can keep her family’s home until the end of the month. The poverty simulation hosted...

Top spots for coffee stops; Students are keen on their favorite coffee bean

Top spots for coffee stops; Students are keen on their favorite coffee bean

By Christen McGlynn

April 29, 2014


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Whether students at the University are cramming for an exam, struggling through a long day of classes after a night out or simply trying to wake up, they usually turn to the one thing that has the perfect amount of caffeine — coffee.  With a variety of options available on campus, how is one to ch...

Celebrating South African freedom at Krannert Center

Celebrating South African freedom at Krannert Center

April 23, 2014


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For South Africans, 2014 marks 20 years since the general elections of 1994 that elected the late Nelson Mandela to office. As an anti-apartheid revolutionary, Mandela sought to bring human rights to all South Africans, regardless of color. On Wednesday, Mandela’s efforts will be celebrated at the Kr...

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