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Laughing out loud

Nick Hyde, Illinois law student, gives a performance at Monday’s C-U Comedy Competition at Gregory Hall.

April 21, 2015

Jesse Tuttle remembers his initial draw to comedy as something only a fisherman would understand: giving the audience a joke, waiting for them to take the bait and getting the response every comedian waits for. “When you get that first laugh on stage, you become hooked,” said Tuttle, who is the co-fou...

John Milton Gregory: the University’s father

John Milton Gregory's grave is placed between Altgeld Hall and the David Dodds Henry Administration Building. Several other University presidents are also buried on campus, including Burrill.

By Josh Cain

November 11, 2014

While students may know of Alma Mater, the University’s maternal figure, the University’s “father” does not receive as much attention. The University’s founding father and first president, John Milton Gregory, was born in upstate New York on July 6, 1822, to a working-class family. Hard-work...

She’s the First supports girls’ educations in underprivileged countries

Maggie Klinge, sophomore in social work, sells cupcakes on the Quad to raise money for “She’s the First” on Tuesday.

By Abrar Al-Heeti

October 29, 2014

A Registered Student Organization at the University called She’s the First is working to provide girls in developing countries with the same educational opportunities available to students in the U.S. She’s the First is a national, nonprofit organization sponsoring girls from underprivileged countries to b...

Advertising lecturer wins national award in teaching

Peter Sheldon won the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Distinguished Teaching Award.

By Stephanie Kim

August 27, 2014

For Peter Sheldon, lecturer in Advertising, his shoulder-length mane usually makes the first impression. But it is his passion for advertising and teaching that leaves a lasting impact on his students, faculty, and peers.  Sheldon received national recognition for his teaching style and dedication after winni...

Finding the perfect study spot can help students focus on finals

May 8, 2014

Finding the perfect study spot can make all the difference while preparing for finals. Fortunately for University students, there are many places to camp out for the last week of the semester.  With final exams set to begin Friday and end on May 16, students are starting to get on their study grind. But before re...