Van Cliburn meets President Barack Obama
(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
February 27, 2013

Renowned Pianist Van Cliburn Dies at 78

Legendary pianist Van Cliburn, the only solo musician of any genre to receive a ticker-tape parade in New York City and the first classical musician to sell a million albums, has died.


Chief Illiniwek
(John Dixon/AP)
February 26, 2013

UIUC Chancellor: Chief Illiniwek’s Retirement is Permanent

Six years since the University of Illinois retired Chief Illiniwek, the symbol is still a point of controversy. A non-binding referendum on next week’s student election ballot asks if Chief Illiniwek should return as the symbol of the university.


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