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Research suggests race similarities may lead to better performance

A T.A. helps a student prepare for her History of Photography midterm exam.

By Imogen Lindsley

September 29, 2015

Undergraduates with teaching assistants of the same race or ethnicity are more likely to achieve higher grades, experts say. These findings were first published in September by graduate student Lester Lusher, his advisor Scott Carrell of the University of California at Davis, and Professor Doug Campbell ...

Illinois softball drops 2 of 3 against Purdue

Shelese Arnold pitches the ball during the game against Nebraska on April 6. She got the win in one of this weekend's games against Purdue. 

April 21, 2014

Coming into Sunday’s game against Purdue, the Illinois softball team had plenty it wanted to forget. The team was in a bad position heading into the series finale after being blown out by the Boilermakers (24-21-1, 11-4 Big Ten) in the series opener, followed by a one-run loss in the second game. Th...