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Facebook Lite app gives access to users in developing countries

Facebook Lite app gives access to users in developing countries

February 4, 2015

Some users of the Facebook mobile app know the frustration of inconsistent Internet connections and running out of storage. But for users in developing countries, accessing the app can be nearly impossible. However, this is now changing in certain developing countries because of Facebook’s newest developmen...

Engineers Without Borders successfully provides clean water in remote Adu Achi

Engineers Without Borders successfully provides clean water in remote Adu Achi

October 28, 2014

In many places around the world, poor sanitation is not an easy problem to fix. But the issue kills far more people each year than warfare, according to the World Health Organization.  In places like Nigeria, for example, approximately half of its population of 170,000 million people suffer from defici...

Streetstyle Snapshots

Streetstyle Snapshots

By Stephanie Kim

January 29, 2014

For anyone in doubt of the University hosting a “stylish campus,” Streets of Chambana might cause some double takes for its documentation of the local fashion scene. Created and maintained by 2013 alumnus Nkemka Uche, Streets of Chambana is a street style fashion blog meant to share photos of fashion st...

Precious liquid

By Jesse Black

December 4, 2013

Every day, citizens of Champaign County access cold, clean, fresh water with the quick twist of a knob, perhaps not giving a second thought to its source. It pours seemingly out of nowhere into kitchens and bathrooms during daily routines of dish cleaning, showering and noodle boiling. All of this c...