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The University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign Joins The Sleep Revolution

Kasey Koronkowski | Posted 05.02.2016 | College
Kasey Koronkowski

Arianna's book came to me at a critical time in my academic and professional career, when sleep is often sacrificed for other demands and responsibilities. This movement has shown me the restorative power of sleep.

Moms Unite to Fight The Gun Violence Epidemic

Rasheena Fountain | Posted 02.22.2017 | Black Voices
Rasheena Fountain

Amidst the tears and pain, mothers are banning together in large numbers and massive diversity across the United States lobbying for stricter gun laws, spreading love and hope on some of Chicago's toughest streets and sending the message that action is needed now.

Mother Nature: Female Hip Hop Duo Empowered to Bring Social Change

Rasheena Fountain | Posted 12.18.2016 | Black Voices
Rasheena Fountain

Hip Hop duo, Mother Nature, out of Champaign, Illinois, comprised of two dynamic female emcees, T.R.U.T.H. and Klevah, are some of those women making waves as both young activists and powerful hip hop emcees.

University of Illinois, Cities of Champaign and Urbana, Throw Hat In Ring For "Mother Of Invention" Title

Dr. Abraham Froman | Posted 10.23.2016 | Chicago
Dr. Abraham Froman

We've all heard the old English proverb, "Necessity is the mother of invention," meaning difficult or impossible scenarios prompt inventions aimed at reducing the difficulty.

Eleni Antoniadou Wants To Change Medicine Forever -- And She's Only 27

HuffPost Greece | Posted 05.13.2015 | World

Eleni Antoniadou, 27, is an extraordinary young scientist who hopes to change the face of medicine. Named one of Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30 in heal...

Free Speech on Campus: The 10 Worst Offenders of 2014

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.02.2015 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Schools all across the country not only fall short on promises of free expression and academic freedom but openly suppress constitutionally protected speech on campus by using tools such as speech codes to shut down forms of expression that might be uncomfortable, disagreeable, or even offensive to some members of the campus community.

A Weekend in the Cornfield (Reflections on Elsinore and Pygmalion)

Zachariah Ezer | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Zachariah Ezer

The event itself boasted the usual smattering of national acts (in this case CHVRCHES and Panda Bear) supplemented by smaller, local, and regional bands such as Miniature Tigers, Twin Peaks (with whom I also sat down) and of course Elsinore.

A Meditation on Violent Language: Professor's Impassioned Tweets vs The University Memo

Lennard Davis | Posted 10.30.2014 | College
Lennard Davis

Chancellor Phyllis Wise's letter to the campus was a prime example of violent language -- all the more violent because of its calm, rational, removed tone. This is the kind of bureaucratic language that has the power to do much more harm than an angry expletive posted about a war.

University of Illinois Rejection of Anti-Israel Professor Shows How Faculty Power Is Eroding

Lennard Davis | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Lennard Davis

Almost all job acceptance letters in the university contain a clause saying that appointment is contingent on approval by upper-level administrators and the Board of Trustees. Salaita failed to win the approval of that tier of the university.

Which College Received The Most Applications In Your State?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.29.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

If there is one thing we know about colleges in Illinois, it's that attending them is quite costly. Perhaps a lesser known figure is which university in the state is the most sought after by prospective undergraduate students?

Students Freak Out Because They Have To Go To Class

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.28.2014 | College

It's really cold in Illinois this week. The forecast high at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for Monday was just 5 degrees. The pre...

Illinois College Students Vote Six to One in Favor of Divestment

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Americans continue to demand clean energy from the local to national level, and here's yet another amazing example of quick, successful organizing by ...

Tyler Kingkade

University Collecting Big Bucks In Deal With Bank | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.06.2013 | College

The University of Minnesota collects more than $1 million a year helping a Minneapolis-based bank recruit its students as customers. Around 85 perc...

A Semester at Home: How My Trial Turned Into Triumph

Melanie Stone | Posted 08.29.2013 | College
Melanie Stone

I withdrew from the University of Illinois in September 2012. The ceiling fan in my bedroom whirred softly as I lay beneath it that morning, crying, then sleeping, then crying some more. I was miles away from my life in Champaign, surrendering to an eating disorder that had been holding me captive for one long year.

WHOA! 14,000 Flock To Free Online Courses On First Day

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 07.19.2012 | College

When the University of Illinois announced it would offer online courses for free, thousands of prospective students came running. Illinois' opening...

Father's Day Memory Of A Hole in One

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 08.15.2012 | Fifty
Carolyn Bucior

When I was 19 years old, my father began to die. I received a phone call from Mom, who told me that doctors had found a "spot" on Dad's lung and were going to remove it. "It," I later learned, was Dad's left lung. What a kick in the chops to a man who had been happily sober less than two presidential terms and was enjoying another shot at life.

Applying To College With Physical Disabilities: What You Need To Know

| Menachem Wecker | Posted 12.05.2011 | Home

Applicants should try to visit campuses and prepare, as students, to advocate for their needs. There are about 1.1 million physically disabled unde...

At Solar Decathlon, College Eco-Stars Reveal True Future of Solar

Brian F. Keane | Posted 11.30.2011 | College
Brian F. Keane

Solar Decathletes are students who, instead of partying at the beach or making money at temporary jobs, decide to help design, engineer and assemble solar-powered homes in their spare time.

Too Young For College? My Fight Against Reverse Age Discrimination

Kelsey Caetano-Anollés | Posted 10.29.2011 | College
Kelsey Caetano-Anollés

Being turned down from the college of my dreams was heartbreaking. But it was even worse when I found out it happened because I was "too young" to learn.

Who Will Win the 2011 Solar Decathlon?

Susanna Murley | Posted 09.21.2011 | Green
Susanna Murley

Can a liberal education prepare you to compete in the Solar Decathlon? In the spirit of Emerson, "Self Reliance," from Middlebury, will be the only submission from a liberal arts school to the Department of Energy's architectural competition.

Party Schools That Pay

Posted 09.21.2011 | College

Who says that having fun in college won't get you a high-paying job in the end? The salary website PayScale surveyed 1,003 colleges and ranked them...

The Child Walking Through Schoolhouse Doors Enters a World

Sean Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sean Slade

The current conversation may be linked to the issue of bullying; however, we should not assume that a positive school climate affects only a defined behavior or set of skills.

WATCH: Bus Driver Destroys Snowman, Forced To Resign

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An unnamed bus driver in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois was forced to resign on Monday after running over a man standing in the lane of oncoming traffic. ...

Grieving On Facebook Can Provide Temporary Relief: Study

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A new study shows that students who use social networking sites to mourn the victims of school shootings and cope with emotional repercussions may fee...

The Lifeblood of Undergraduate Education Is on Strike

Emily F. Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Emily F. Shaw

The Fighting Illini don't have much fight on the gridiron this year. But the University administration has more than enough fight to allow a strike of its TAs to begin.