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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 12, 2014

A Closer Look At Unit Four’s Bond Referendum

By Jim Meadows

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(Duration: 4:06)

A sign in a field on Olympian Drive announces the site as the future home of Champaign Central High School

The Champaign Unit Four School District is asking voters to approve a bond referendum this November, for a major makeover of their high schools, Centennial and Central.

Categories: Education

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 12, 2014

Champaign School Board Puts High School Referendum On Ballot

By Jim Meadows

Members of the Champaign Unit Four School Board, seated during the Monday, August 11th meeting, in which a high school bond referendum was approved to go on the November ballot.

Champaign Unit Four school board members voted seven to nothing Monday night to put a bond referendum for new and more modern high school space on the November ballot.

Categories: Education

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 11, 2014

U Of I Labor Prof Looks At Court Ruling Over NCAA Images

By Jeff Bossert

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(Duration: 3:49)

Last week, a federal judge ruled that college athletes can make money off commercial use of names and images, one of three recent rulings that could influence the future of NCAA football and basketball.

Categories: Education, Law, Sports

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 09, 2014

Department Head Discusses U Of I’s Reported Decision On Prof. Salaita

By Scott Cameron and Jim Meadows

A week after the University of Illinois reportedly withdrew a job offer to a professor who posted controversial comments on Twitter, the head of the department overseeing that position says the decision harms the university’s reputation and ability to attract talented professors.

Categories: Education, Technology


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 08, 2014

Pens To Lens Gala At The Virginia Theatre

By Jason Croft

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(Duration: 4:23)

Coming up Saturday, August 9th, in Champaign at the Virginia Theatre, a gala event--including a red carpet walk--for a project called Pens to Lens.



AP - Illinois Public Media News - August 07, 2014

NCAA Board Hands Big Ten, Other Power Conferences, More Autonomy

By The Associated Press, with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Media

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(Duration: 6:03)

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany

The NCAA board of directors has overwhelmingly approved a sweeping package plan that will give the five biggest conferences the ability to create their some of their own rules. 

Categories: Economics, Education, Sports

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 07, 2014

NCAA Votes To Boost Student-Athletes’ Benefits, Big Schools’ Power

By Tom Goldman, with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Media

NCAA President Mark Emmert on Capitol Hill

Major college sports programs have taken what could be a major step toward sharing their wealth with the student-athletes whose performances help line their coffers.  Thursday's vote impacts the Power 5 conferences, including the Big Ten.



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