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Biden’s visit inspires continued interest in campaign to end sexual assault

Vice President Joe Biden spoke to University students at Campus Recreation Center East on Thursday about the
May 10, 2015

By Maggie Sullivanstaff writerVice President Joe Biden visited the University to celebrate students’ efforts with the “It’s On Us” campaign to end sexual assault on college campuses. The White...

Deborah Feinen sworn in as Champaign Mayor

Deborah Frank Feinen smiles as she walks into the room to be greeted by her supporters and interviewed by the media at the Brookens Center on Tuesday.
May 10, 2015

By Caeli clearystaff writerAfter winning the mayoral elections with 41 percent of the votes, Feinen was sworn in last week.Just over than a month after Deborah Feinen won the Champaign mayoral election...

Community members reflect on mission of Mars One

On Aug. 27, Mars will swing nearer to Earth than it has been in almost 60,000 years. This sequence of photographs shows how it appears larger as it gets closer to Earth.
March 17, 2015

It sounds like a movie plot, but the team at Mars One isn’t joking around. The Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp founded the mission in 2011 with a goal to make a permanent human settlement on Mars by...

University student delivers Report to the Nation in Washington D.C.

University student delivers Report to the Nation in Washington D.C.
March 17, 2015

On an average day, Peter Schmidt, sophomore in Engineering, goes to classes and participates in the Illinois Sailing Team and service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega. But on Feb. 21, Schmidt was one of 10 youth...

Two trombonists making a name in jazz

January 29, 2015

Jim Pugh has a variety of extraordinary experiences to share with his students.Throughout his half-century-long musicianship, the trombonist and professor of jazz studies has written and directed pieces...

A semester in the Capitol: junior pursues journalism internship at ABC

Molly Nagle, senior in Media, poses with her mentor, ABC's Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz, at the 2014 White House Correspondents Dinner.
January 27, 2015

Comedian Tina Fey once said, “Say yes, and you’ll figure it out afterward.” These same words inspired Molly Nagle, senior in Media, when she decided to take a semester off school and travel halfway...

Champaign-Urbana provides a summer-time home for SUSI 2014 participants

Abdoul Gassim Toure spent six weeks touring the country this summer through the Global Institute for Secondary Educators, one of three programs in the country. 
September 10, 2014

Abdoul Gassim Toure had never been to the United States before applying to take part in Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) 2014. The course boldly stated it would give educators from around the world the...

University Langar event inspires similar Langar on Capitol Hill

University Langar event inspires similar Langar on Capitol Hill
September 3, 2014

When walking into the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., the sight of nearly 145 congressional leaders, staffers and the surrounding community sitting on the floor eating a vegetarian meal...

The Impressions of Allen Kleiner

Allen Kleiner, freshman in computer science engineering, balances his education with greek life and a capella groups. 
April 28, 2014

Freshman in Engineering Allen Kleiner knew he wanted to rush a fraternity prior to arriving on campus. However, he didn’t expect to feel so welcomed by the brothers of Theta Chi. “I didn’t expect...

Local food service workers rally for increase in minimum wage

Fast-food workers around the country are on strike again in 100 cities with supporters rallying in 100 more last Thursday, marking over a year of sustained unrest among low-wage workers in the US.  This time members of the Central Illinois community will rally in support of their effort to improve their lives, known as the ‘Fight for $15.’ The group gathered at McDonald’s on Neil and Kirby in Champaign at 5 p.m. on Thursday.
December 6, 2013

Despite the cold, Champaign-Urbana community members stood outside the McDonald’s, located at 1605 S. Neil St., carrying signs and chanting phrases such as, “Keep your burgers, keep your fries, make...

Be careful who you eat with: study says peers influence eating habits

November 7, 2013

Bussing tables might not be the most glamorous job for someone who holds a doctorate degree. Brenna Ellison, assistant professor of Agricultural and Consumer Economics who received her doctorate at the...

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