UI Presidential search committee.
(Bria Purdiman/WILL)
June 25, 2014

Public Gives Suggestions For Next UI President

The search for the next University of Illinois president is still underway. The presidential search committee is currently gathering information from the community.


June 25, 2014

U Of I Student Missing Off Coast Of Brazil

The University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) says one of its students is missing and feared drowned off the coast of Brazil, where he was taking part in a study-abroad program.


Aereo on an IPhone
(Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
June 25, 2014

Aereo’s TV Streaming Service Is Illegal, Supreme Court Says

Aereo, the company that lets subscribers watch TV stations' video that it routes onto the Internet, violates U.S. copyright law, the Supreme Court has ruled. The court's 6-3 decision reverses a lower court ruling on what has been a hotly contested issue.


Thad Cochran
(Rogelio V. Solis/AP)
June 25, 2014

Sen. Thad Cochran Beats Back Tea Party Challenge

Veteran Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran squeaked by challenger Chris McDaniel Tuesday in a bitterly contested Republican runoff that likely represented the Tea Party's best remaining chance to take down a longtime incumbent.


George Czapar
(Sean Powers/WILL)
June 25, 2014

After 100 Years, University Of Illinois Extension Continues To Evolve

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the University of Illinois Extension. The extension began in 1914 when Congress passed the Smith-Lever Act that established extension services at the nation’s land-grant universities.

A big part of the Extension’s focus has been on agricultural outreach and support. There were also extension programs on home economics and food preservation that were designed to help rural families. However, the U of I Extension has shifted its focus over the last century to meet the needs of a diverse population. 

Illinois Public Media’s Sean Powers recently talked about some of those changes with U of I Extension Director George Czapar.


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