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Statistics classes aim to make lectures more accessible to students

Statistics classes aim to make lectures more accessible to students

By Vivienne Henning

December 9, 2015

Statistics 100 has one of the highest enrollments at the University with over 3,300 students taking the course in 2014-2015 academic year. The topic and its contents have become a highly integrated aspect of many career applications today.With the strain of budget cuts, statistics instructors have to use limit...

Gender Women Studies aims to promote campus solidarity

By Christin Watkins

December 7, 2015

Following a Black Student Solidarity rally and the creation of an Illini White Student Union, the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies looked to promote solidarity at the UniversityJT.“I think solidarity means you recognize that you can have different positions on a particular topic, but that w...

Universities employ most lobbyists following tech and drug manufacturing

Universities employ most lobbyists following tech and drug manufacturing

By Samantha Joes Toal

November 17, 2015

Higher education had the third-highest number of lobbyists among industries in 2014, according to a recent study from the Center for Responsive Politics. Higher education lobbyists came in third, following technology and drug manufacturing.SOUniversities and colleges all across the country have repres...

UI maintains Moody's credit rating despite budget

UI maintains Moody's credit rating despite budget

By Stephen Nye

November 4, 2015

Six Illinois public universities credit ratings were recently lowered by Moody’s Investor Service, although the University and Illinois State University managed to avoid credit rating downgrades.Moody’s Investor Service rates organizations such as countries, states and universities on a scale from Aaa ...

YouTube founding team member shares advice with fellow Illini

By Aaron Navarro

October 25, 2015

In the 14 years since she left the University, Christina Brodbeck has made a name for herself; but the foundation for her career began on the Urbana campus, she said.Brodbeck, recipient of the 2015 LAS Outstanding Young Alumni Award, an original YouTube team member and class of 2001 alumna, spoke at a networking sem...

IL veterans programs continue, despite budget strains

By Stephen Nye

October 14, 2015

Several institutions are working in Champaign-Urbana to help returning soldiers; one of the largest is the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, which directly employs about 1,350 individuals in Illinois.Through both federal and local systems, the department’s objective is “to help our Illinois vet...

Champaign County encourages more women to join law enforcement

Champaign County encourages more women to join law enforcement

By Christin Watkins

October 13, 2015

University of Illinois police officer Kristen Garcia has always had a desire to help others.“I’ve also always been a problem solver and a peacemaker,” she said. “Those things all go hand in hand in law enforcement — figure out what needs to be fixed in each situation and help that pers...

The Nation’s Oldest Financial Aid Program Expires

The Nation’s Oldest Financial Aid Program Expires

By Samantha Jones Toal

October 12, 2015

Carla Stelsel, freshman in LAS, took out a Perkins Loan in late May, but future students may not have the same opportunity.The Federal Perkins Loan Program, a need-based student loan offered by the U.S. Department of Education, expired on Oct. 1 when Congress didn’t renew the program, according to ...

Students push to bring back La Carta

Students  push to bring back La Carta

By Adam Kaz

September 30, 2015

Tweet: University students are trying to bring back La Carta magazine.Student leaders of La Casa Cultural Latina are using the center’s resources to bring back the defunct Hispanic publication La Carta Informativa.La Casa’s goal is to develop the educational, cultural and sociopolitical programs...

“Pocket Points” comes to UIUC

“Pocket Points” comes to UIUC

By Samantha Jones Toal

September 28, 2015

Students who are tempted to reach for their cell phones during class may have a new reason to focus after downloading Pocket Points.Pocket Points is a new app, available for iPhone and Android users, that recently made its way to the University. The app is designed to discourage students from using th...

UI to embark on “Grand Challenge”

By Vivienne Henning

September 23, 2015

Students who prefer non-traditional classrooms may have found an outlet in new courses offered by the University.The “Grand Challenge Experience,” or GCE, courses are the product of a group of faculty and staff members, who chose topics based on what they felt reflected what was current and import...

‘One-stop shop’ to open for wounded veterans

‘One-stop shop’ to open for wounded veterans

By Samantha Jones Toal

September 23, 2015

Veteran and student Garrett Anderson is excited for veterans on campus to have a “one-stop shop” to to find resources, guidance, counseling and more on campus. The Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education is hosting an open house for veterans on campus Thursday. “In the military you...

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