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University moves forward with proposed Willard Airport changes

University moves forward with proposed  Willard Airport changes

By Senait Gebregiorgis

May 31, 2015


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Changes to improve the operation of Willard Airport will take off this August. Students can expect to see a new marketing campaign and, eventually, new travel destinations.These changes have been unravelling for over a year, when Chancellor Phyllis Wise first organized a task force to improve the se...

MTD adds new campus route, proposes changes for the fall

MTD adds new campus route, proposes changes for the fall

By Mariah Schaefer

May 25, 2015


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The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District has proposed changes to many of its bus routes and is looking to increase fares for this fall.On Wednesday, MTD held a public hearing at the Illinois Terminal where interested community members could give the company input on the proposed changes.Seven rout...

A Look Back: Notable Homecomings of the Past

A Look Back: Notable Homecomings of the Past

By Bridget Hynes

October 20, 2014


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In the spring of 1910, seniors Clarence Foss Williams and Walter Elmer Ekblaw came up with the idea of a University “Homecoming” while sitting on the steps of the University YMCA, now known as Illini Hall. After months of planning, the first Homecoming weekend was held from October 14 to 16 in 191...

Flying to New Heights: Study Abroad student finds home at the University

Flying to New Heights: Study Abroad student finds home at the University

By Bridget Hynes

February 24, 2014


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With her long auburn hair falling loosely over the shoulders of her petite 5’5” frame, pink lipstick and black mascara subtly highlighting her features, Lee Ramsay, founding member of the University’s chapter of Phi Sigma Sigma, may not strike the common observer as a standout basketball player or ...