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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,...

Cristina Valdez stands in the United Nations' Security Council Chamber in New York City in June. Valdez was one of the few applicants accepted into the U.N.'s internship program this last summer.

Illini land lasting memories with highly-competitive internships

By Rebecca Jacobs August 26, 2014

Every year, summer internships can give University students the opportunity to do everything from meeting international diplomats to feeding seals through these opportunities. Companies and organizations...

Mbhekiseni Madela gives a speech at the University's Nelson Mandela memorial service in December 2013. Madela will be at the

Celebrating South African freedom at Krannert Center

April 23, 2014

For South Africans, 2014 marks 20 years since the general elections of 1994 that elected the late Nelson Mandela to office. As an anti-apartheid revolutionary, Mandela sought to bring human rights to all...

A child from Cape Flats finds enjoyment in playing with a tire.

A helping hand abroad, at home

January 22, 2014

“We’re fighting for the crumbs,” said Faeza Meyer, a resident of Cape Flats, a neighborhood that covers 32 acres within the city of Cape Town, known as the “slums” of South Africa. When I visited...

Celebrating 50 years of education at sea

Celebrating 50 years of education at sea

By Alice Smelyansky December 2, 2013

From learning art history in Saint Petersburg, Russia, to entering the media outlets of Cape Town, South Africa, the students, faculty and staff aboard the MV Explorer see the world while sailing down...

Vote ‘yes’ on referendum on University divestment from the coal industry

November 13, 2013

This Wednesday and Thursday, students will have the opportunity to vote on the following question: “Do you support the UI endowment removing investments in coal by year 2017?” The University of Illinois...

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