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Mary Susan Britt: The ‘force’ behind Ebertfest

Festival Director Nate Kohn, Executive Producer and Host Chas Ebert and Associate Festival Director Mary Susan Britt welcome viewers to the 16th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival on opening night.
April 14, 2015

Fourteen years ago, Mary Susan Britt responded to an ad in the paper to work for the University of Illinois’ College of Media. Her family had just moved to Champaign-Urbana from Vicksburg, Mississippi,...

University alumnus reflects on his time at the 1965 Selma protests

John Baird, University 1968 alumnus, participated in the march through Selma, Alabama, in 1965 along with four other University students.
March 16, 2015

John Baird felt the edges of a large envelope.  He found it at his home buried in a box, wedged between newspaper front pages and term papers from his years at the University. The basement of his house...

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