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UI alumni raise money for wheelchair lift project through Kickstarter

Anando Naqui co-founder of EscaWheel discusses his project and Kickstarter campaign with the media on June June 11.

By Mariah Schaefer

June 14, 2015

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

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...