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Crisis Nursery volunteers Carly Krawetz, left, of Urbana, and Lee Luther, of Champaign, help plant pinwheels with a young participant after forming a circle in the play area of the Crisis Nursery in Urbana on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. The third annual 'Wrap the Nursery' event sought to raise awareness of Child Abuse Prevention Month and to show support for Crisis Nursery's services to the community.
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The High School of St. Thomas More is a finalist for what the U.S. Department of Education considers its highest honor. The Champaign school is on the short list to receive a National Blue Ribbon.
Choice , the premier review journal for new English-language books and digital resources for academic libraries, is initiating a new feature in its editorial lineup, a series of guest editorials informally called "Guest of Choice." Contributed by creative and insightful thinkers in library and allied professions, materials in this new series seek to engage readers in important issues and debates concerning the state of academic librarianship, information management and access, new publishing models and other topics appropriate to Choice's audience.
More often than not, when students receive an admission letter from the University of Illinois, they opt to attend another university. That's a sad state of affairs for Illinois' flagship university.
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Phyllis Wise told a committee of faculty leaders that she regretted the uproar caused by the decision not hire a professor whose Twitter messages were considered by some to be anti-Semitic. Wise told the campus' Senate Executive Committee on Monday that the university's board of trustees will be asked to consider approving the hiring of future tenured faculty much earlier in the process.
A proposal for a new medical school in Champaign-Urbana received preliminary endorsement by a faculty committee Monday, marking the first step toward the idea becoming a reality. The University of Illinois engineering-focused medical school envisioned by Chancellor Phyllis Wise has several more milestones to go, however.
In 1914: Ringling Brothers' Circus, the largest tented aggregation on the road, will be in Champaign tomorrow morning, coming over the Havana line of the Illinois Central Railroad. The train will unload around Springfield Avenue.
A Champaign Police office stands in front of a First Midwest Bank on south Prospect Avenue after a robbery on in Champaign Saturday, Sept. 15, 2014.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Somali-born feminist known for her ferocious hatred of Islam, is scheduled to give a talk at Yale tonight, though many campus groups object . Thirty-five student organizations, including the school's J Street branch and its Women's Center, have co-signed a letter from the Yale Muslim Students Association saying that they feel "highly disrespected by the invitation of this speaker."
When an Illinois news anchorman made a live on-air announcement that he only had six months left to live, viewers paused at the heartbreak. A few weeks ago, the Champaign, Ill., anchor Dave Benton reported his own personal tragedy of a brain cancer battle that he had been struggling with for a while, but on Thursday he announced his prognosis was that of devastation.
Several weeks ago, Northeastern University's president dropped by The Washington Post to talk up the private institution in Boston. Joseph E. Aoun wanted to get the word out about "experiential learning" programs that combine professional work with academic scholarship in an attempt to position students for high-powered careers.
Caterpillar announced that it will open a data analytics laboratory in the University of Illinois Research Park in Champaign, Ill., later this year. Caterpillar announced that it will open a data analytics laboratory in the University of Illinois Research Park in Champaign, Ill., later this year, The News-Gazette, reported.
College of DuPage continued its upward enrollment trend this fall, with the college's net 10th day credit head count of full- and part-time students totaling 29,476, an increase of 3 percent since last year. Over the past two years, credit head count has increased 12.4 percent at COD.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police served a warrant around 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning in the 900 block of East 30th Street at an after hours casino and bar in a business that looked like a Thrift Store. Seven warrants were issued for arrests and everyone that was in the building at the time of the raid were issued summons to appear in court.
"I don't know where we're going next year," said the show's producer, Ron Stern, who has been in charge since Day 1. "We talk about all the time." Farm Aid '14 took place Saturday at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, N.C. It was a sellout but nothing like 1985, when the first Farm Aid drew 78,312 at the UI.
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