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International secondary teachers learn about ‘American Dream’ through University program

Mive Ovezova chats with international teachers at an indoor sushi picnic in the International Studies Building on Friday, June 26.

By Mariah Schaefer

June 25, 2015

The “American Dream” has been talked about, written about, taught, and explored by many Americans over the years. But this summer, secondary teachers from all over the world get to learn about it firsthand at the University.Every summer since 2013, the Center for Global Studies hosts a six-week p...

Cultural organizations provide international students a home away from home

Kayla Smith, with members of JNET.

By Earn Saenmuk

August 22, 2014

With nearly 9,000 full-time international students enrolled in the University last spring, there is no question that the campus boasts a diverse student body. And, while being away from home in a different environment and culture, students may find it difficult to adapt. For many students, Quad Day provide...

Malaysian airliner still missing; officials check on 2 passengers with stolen passports

By Julie Makinen

March 10, 2014

BEIJING — Forty ships and more than 20 airplanes were searching for a missing Malaysia Airlines jet Sunday but by nightfall had not found any wreckage, Malaysian authorities said. Meanwhile, Interpol confirmed that two stolen passports — one Italian, one Austrian — used by passengers on the plane h...

Malaysia Airlines loses contact with flight headed to Beijing

By Julie Makinen

March 8, 2014

BEIJING — A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 239 people from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing remained missing hours after it lost contact with air traffic controllers Saturday, and a search-and-rescue effort was under way, officials said. Flight MH370, with 227 passengers and 12 crew members aboard, was ...

‘We’ve lost our greatest son’: Mandela dies at 95

Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, delivers remarks at a program in Washington, D.C., in this file photo from May 16, 2005. Mandela died on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.

By Andrew Maykuth

December 6, 2013

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, an extraordinary moral authority who became South Africa's first black president and inspired the peaceful transfer of power in the harshly segregated nation, has died. South African President Jacob Zuma, who made the announcement, said: "We've lost our greatest son." Mr. Mandela, 9...

Gallup poll shows majority of Americans support legalizing recreational marijuana

By Brittney Nadler

November 7, 2013

A majority of Americans support legalizing recreational marijuana for the first time since 1969 with support split between Democrats and Republicans, according to a recent Gallup poll. According to the poll, 65 percent of Democrats and 35 percent of Republicans favor legalization. Both parties have se...

No hot water? No problem when trying to kill germs

Nicholas Wagner, '09 alum, puts on hand sanitizer outside his house in Urbana on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009.

By Michael Norman

November 12, 2009

Mothers think they know best when they tell kids to wash their hands with hot water instead of cold water. But many of the bathrooms in older buildings across campus fail to provide water that gets warm, said Carl Wegel, director of maintenance for Facilities and Services. In the wake of the H1N1 outbre...

Earthquake hits central Italy, University students abroad accounted for

By Alissa Groeninger

April 7, 2009

An earthquake struck the central Italy city of L’Aquila at 3:32 AM local time this morning, according to a message from the United States Embassy in Rome. Erika Ryser, associate director for the Study Abroad Office, said there are 41 University students studying in Rome, which is 60 miles from L’Aquila...

President Obama arrives in Europe

March 31, 2009

President Barack Obama arrived in Europe, with a hefty economic and political agenda for his first journey across the Atlantic....