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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 08, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Animal Sciences Faculty Sign Letter Supporting Wise

By Jim Meadows

While faculty at some University of Illinois departments have passed no-confidence votes against their Chancellor, faculty at one department are uniting to support her.

Categories: Community, Education

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 08, 2014

Cheap Drinks And Risk-Taking Fuel College Drinking Culture

by Patti Neighmond

Artwork by Rob Donnelly for NPR

There's no question alcohol is a factor in the majority of sexual assaults on campus. And alcohol is abundant and very present at most colleges today.  In fact, federal health officials say more than 80 percent of college students drink.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 05, 2014 ~ Comment (1)

Faculty Petition Supports Chancellor In Salaita Case

By Hannah Meisel

Nearly 400 University of Illinois faculty have signed a petition supporting Urbana campus Chancellor Phyllis Wise's decision to withdraw Steven Salaita's appointment after he posted inflammatory comments about Israel on Twitter.

Categories: Education


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 04, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Chancellor Wise Expresses Regret Over Salaita Case

by Scott Cameron

Phyllis Wise, the chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The chancellor of the University of Illinois Urbana campus Thursday expressed regret about the way she came to a decision to withdraw a job offer to a professor who posted inflammatory comments on Twitter – a decision she said was “pretty unilateral.”

Categories: Education



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 03, 2014

Some Accused Of Campus Assault Say The System Works Against Them

By Tovia Smith

iStockphoto of college dorm room.

After years of criticism for being too lax on campus sexual assault, some colleges and universities are coming under fire from students who say the current crackdown on perpetrators has gone too far.


Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - September 02, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Illinois Schools In Pension Limbo

By Brian Mackey

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It’s expected to be some time before the courts decide whether Illinois can trim retirement benefits for public school teachers, university workers, and state employees. But the uncertainty continues to affect the credit outlook of schools and community colleges across the state.  



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