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University moves forward with proposed Willard Airport changes

A photo Willard Airport on May 29, 2015.  Willard Airport is located at 11 Airport Rd. in Savoy.

By Senait Gebregiorgis

May 31, 2015

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

A student boards the 220N bus at the Transit Plaza.

By Mariah Schaefer

May 25, 2015

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

The Alpha Epsilon Phi House’s 1954 Homecoming decoration. The decoration urges Illinois to “Web Wisconsin.”

By Bridget Hynes

October 20, 2014

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

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 ...