Kailah McGee with Black Students for Revolution addresses a crowd on the U of I Quad Friday.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
September 24, 2016

Student Groups Address ‘Rape Culture’ On U Of I Campus

About 80 University of Illinois students attended a rally on the Urbana campus quad Friday, as student groups addressed "a society of rape culture", not only in the number of reported sexual assaults, but in overall attitudes. Groups represented included Students Against Sexual Assault, the Women's Resource Center, and Black Students for Revolution.

Tim Nugent
L. Brian Stauffer/ U of I News Bureau
September 21, 2016

New Documentary ‘The Game Changer’ Examines Accessibility Pioneer Nugent’s Early Efforts

When Tim Nugent came home from World War Two – little did he know his efforts to help wounded veterans in the late 40’s at the University of Illinois' former Galesburg campus would later make him the ‘Father of Accessibility’ in Champaign-Urbana, and for college students all over. The new Big Ten Network documentary "The Game Changer" includes film footage from the 1950's, telling the story of how Nugent began his efforts.

Members of the Champaign Federation of Teachers march from Central High School to the Mellon Administrative Center prior to Tuesday's contract talks.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
September 20, 2016

Unit 4 Teachers Negotiate With District For The First Time Since Strike Vote

About 150 members of the Champaign Federation of Teachers marched and carried signs as they prepared for their ninth negotiating session since the prior contract with Unit 4 Schools expired on June 30, and second with a federal mediator. CFT President Jennifer White said there was a lot riding on Tuesday's talks, with plans to set another session if progress was made.

Kimberly Thomas is Illinois Teacher of the Year for 2016
September 17, 2016

Teacher Of The Year Makes School ‘Mathalicious’

Kimberly Thomas is the reigning Illinois Teacher of the Year. The title doesn’t come with a satin sash and a tiara, but you might think it does once you get a taste of Thomas’s extreme effervescence. This Peoria math teacher has a lot more going for her than just bubbles and fizz, but you have to get you a sip of that first.

Harold Poling, left, and Ted Weisenberger found the doors to the ITT Technical Institute campus closed after ITT Educational Services announced that the school had ceased operating, Tuesday, Sept. 6.
Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press
September 15, 2016

ITT Technical Institute To Cease Operations Friday

The for-profit college ITT Technical Institute said in a federal filing that it will cease operations on Friday. Carmel, Indiana-based ITT Educational Services Inc. said in a Wednesday filing with the Securities and
Exchange Commission that it would stop services a little more than a week after it announced it would close all of its campuses. At the same time, Parkland College and other community colleges are stepping in to help displaced students.

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