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$700,000 grant awarded to help community college transfer students

By Vivienne Henning

February 8, 2016


Filed under News

The Office of Community College Research and Leadership received a grant to help community college transfer students earn bachelor’s degrees.The University’s Office of Community College Research and Leadership, OCCRL, will use a $700,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to fund n...

University students talk about transferring during spring semesters

University students talk about transferring during spring semesters

By Ali Braboy

December 9, 2015


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Alex Sawyer had a plan in mind when she started at Joliet Junior College, an Illinois community college, to get to the University as early as possible.“I always knew I wanted to come here, so I took a lot of classes during the summer and winter breaks,” Sawyer said.Sawyer, junior in the School of Soc...

Implications behind selfies

Implications behind selfies

By Simran Devidasani

April 2, 2014


Filed under Opinions

"But first, let me take a selfie.” This popular song has reached No. 9 on the iTunes charts in the United States and No. 2 in Australia, also appearing within the top-10 charts of many other countries. It focuses on the concept of a “selfie.”  We all know it, love it or have at least gotten use...