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Tim Nugent, 'father of accessibility,' dies at 92

By Abigale Svoboda November 12, 2015

by abigale svobodanews editorTim Nugent, the ‘father of accessibility,’ passed away at 92 Wednesday morning. Nugent is well-known for founding Disability Resources and Education Services, DRES, at...

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner attends the Dedication Ceremony and ribbon cutting for the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education in Urbana on October 2.

Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education dedication celebrated Friday

By Aaron Navarro October 3, 2015

Noted as the first of its kind, the University officially dedicated the Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education Friday.Ron L. Chez, president of the foundation for which...

Rep. Rodney Davis to introduce bill to award Congressional Gold Medal to Tim Nugent

Rep. Rodney Davis to introduce bill to award Congressional Gold Medal to Tim Nugent

By Maggie Sullivan September 13, 2015

Tim Nugent founded Disability Resources and Educational Services at the University in 1948. Nearly 70 years later Rep. Rodney Davis, R-13, wants the government to recognize Nugent’s leadership.During...

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