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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - April 22, 2013

500 More Faculty, Arts Funding Among UI Campus Leaders’ Goals

By Jeff Bossert, With Additional Reporting from The Associated Press

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University of Illinois Urbana Chancellor Phyllis Wise says students and faculty are the driving force behind its future vision. Their advice and criticisms shaped a Monday meeting hosted by her and Provost Ilesanmi Adesida.

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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - April 11, 2013

Venezuela’s Next Leader Faces Tough Choice On Oil Program

By Tom Gjelten

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(Duration: 5:03)

Venezuela Acting President Nicolas Maduro

As Venezuela's president, Hugo Chavez thought in grandiose terms, and his country's vast oil riches enabled him to act on his vision. But Chavez died before he had to deal with the flaws in his model, and some hard choices await his successor.

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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - April 07, 2013

The DOMA, Prop 8 Waiting Game Is On

By Jeff Bossert

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Joe Robinson & Andrei Cimpian

A lot of people are waiting to see how the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on California’s Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage, and the federal Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA.  Those include one couple in Champaign.


AP - Illinois Public Media News - April 07, 2013

U.S. Diplomat Killed in Afghanistan Wanted to Help

By The Associated Press, with addtional reporting from Illinois Public Media

A 25-year-old U.S. diplomat from River Forest, Illinois killed in southern Afghanistan is being remembered as an up-and-coming public servant who loved working directly with Afghan residents.


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