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UI alumni raise money for wheelchair lift project through Kickstarter

UI alumni raise money for wheelchair lift project through Kickstarter

By Mariah Schaefer

June 14, 2015


Filed under News

Three University of Illinois alumni brought their senior design project to life using Kickstarter, a funding platform for creative projects.Their project, EscaWheel, is a lift that makes it easier for wheelchair users to go up and down stairs.“What we built was more a proof of concept ...

Boneyard Creek Improvements Project named Boneyard River Walk

By Fatima Farha

March 3, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

The park created by the Boneyard Creek Improvements Project in Urbana has been named Boneyard River Walk after a vote by a select jury and the public.Pauline Tannos, Urbana public arts coordinator, said the process began by placing boxes in public institutions where people could put in name suggestions. T...