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Grand Challenge Learning adds to curriculum

By Lauren Scafidi

April 10, 2016

agThe Grand Challenge Learning program is broadening the array of courses available to students.The Grand Challenge learning program “enables students to connect their general education studies to real world topics of pressing concern,” according to their website. agThe program was initiated in th...

Altgeld Chimes Fundraisers

By Connor Kennedy

September 26, 2015

Students held a fundraiser on Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For a $1 to $2 donation, the Altgeld bells became a jukebox and those that donated were able to request a song....

Watch: C-U Pride Fest 2015

By JuYeon Kim

September 20, 2015

The C-U Pride Fest was from September 18th through the 20th. The festival celebrated individuality and freedom to love whomever. 

Student Senate discusses tuition, elects C-U liasions

By Abigale Svoboda

September 10, 2015

Tweet: Mitch Dickey, Illinois Student Senate president, is still dedicated to lowering the cost of college tuition.Illinois Student Senate met for the third time of the school year Wednesday but had to delay any resolutions for action.Matt Hill, vice president-external, said the student senate did...

U.S. Secretary of Education to visit UI

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan talks at a discussion. Duncan will visit the University campus the week of Sept. 14 for the Back-to-School Bus Tour. | Photo courtesy of U.S. Dept. of Education

By Ali Braboy

September 9, 2015

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is scheduled to discuss disability resources Wednesday morning during his visit to the University. Duncan’s visit is part of the sixth annual Back-to-School Bus Tour. He will discuss the changes and challenges in education while “highlighting the champions...

Faculty members discuss increasing external funding

By Ali Braboy

September 9, 2015

Members of the faculty involved with the humanities, arts and social sciences met Tuesday to discuss the development of proposals for external funding at the University. The meeting, held at Lincoln Hall, was focused on resources available on campus that support the development for the arts, social scienc...

Police Blotter for Sept. 9, 2015

By Jason Chun and Charlotte Collins

September 9, 2015

ChampaignTheft was reported Sunday around 12:45 p.m. at Walmart, 2610 N. Prospect Ave. According to the report, the offender stole several DVD disks from a Wal-Mart.Aggravated battery was reported Sunday at approximately 2:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of N. Prospect Ave. According to the report, the v...

Clinton's College Compact Plan appeals to students with loan refinancing options

By Charlotte Collins

September 9, 2015

As the Democratic primary has progressed, Hillary Clinton has emerged as a leading Democratic candidate for the 2016 election. Historically, college students largely contribute to the Democratic vote, which may make Clinton’s recently announced college plan a key point of interest. When looking to...

UI opts out of Campus Pride survey

Shawn McLoughlin gives a thumbs up to motorists who honk their horn for Gay Rights during a Gay rights rally in the Boystown neighborhood of Chicago, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. In a major victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

By Abigale Svoboda

September 3, 2015

Seventy-four percent of University students reported they were neutral about homosexuality or were not homophobic in 2004. The University has not conducted an LGBTQ-specific campus climate survey since.However, Campus Pride, a nonprofit organization aimed at helping colleges create a better atmosphere...

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