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Urbana Free Library: 140 years of community services

Urbana Free Library: 140 years of community services

January 26, 2015

The Urbana Free Library wasn’t always free. Two years before its conception in July of 1874, it began as the Young Men’s Library Association, a fee-based organization. “When (the library) became part of the city, the city took over responsibility of funding it, and they have property taxes that pa...

Epsilon Delta prepares students with professional experience, networking

Epsilon Delta prepares students with professional experience, networking

March 19, 2014

As University underclassmen continue to celebrate their acceptance into the College of Education, there is one organization that should be kept in mind: Epsilon Delta. Students who applied to the College of Education last fall semester found out their acceptance into the program last Wednesday. Although...

Urbana woman draws national attention with music video

By Eli Murray

March 12, 2014

Lizzie Duckworth Carter has drawn national attention after her song “Let’s Move!” was featured in the National League of Cities newsletter commemorating the 4th anniversary of the Let’s Move! initiative. Duckworth Carter, of Urbana, said she was inspired to write the song while working in the L...