In this Nov. 20, 2015 file photo, University of Illinois students walk across the Main Quad on campus in Urbana.
David Mercer/Associated Press
March 17, 2016

UI’s Killeen, Wilson Weigh In On Impasse To Senators

U of I President Timothy Killeen and Interim Urbana Chancellor Barbara Wilson told an appropriations committee that some high-profile faculty are looking to leave the university due to the budget stalemate.  "I really fear for the brain drain right now," Wilson said.  Meanwhile, Killeen says the U of I won't be able to cover the full cost of students' MAP grants should the impasse continue this fall.

The 21st Show logo.
Michael Owen Thomas
March 14, 2016

The 21st: The Consequences Of The Political Divide

Welcome to our first edition of The 21st show! On March 14, 2016, we talked about our country's political divide and the consequences of what that means for Illinois. We also spoke with two student entrepreneurs who have co-founded an Illinois company working to create a new generation of prosthetic hands for amputees around the world.

Clifford-Jacobs Forging logo
February 29, 2016

Clifford-Jacobs Lockout Ends

Four unions have reached an agreement with company heads to end the lockout at the Clifford-Jacobs steel forgings plant, north of Champaign.  Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.  The plant opened in 1923, and employees told the News-Gazette's Tom Kacich that it should function for another 100 years. 

A multimodal optical image of a mammary tumor.
Courtesy of Stephen Boppart
February 10, 2016

Cancer Researcher On Breakthroughs, Translational Research and a State of the Art Imaging Center

In the State of the Union address last month, President Obama announced a “moonshot to cure cancer.” We still haven’t heard many details of what this will entail - other than Congressional budget requests of $755 million in the 2017 budget. Closer to home here in Illinois, Dr. Stephen Boppart is one of the many people who could help make that “moonshoot to cure cancer” a reality. Wednesday morning, the University of Illinois announced he will be the university director of the new GSK Center for Optical Molecular Imaging.

In this Oct. 5, 2015 file photo, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver B.J. Daniels rides through a hallway at CenturyLink Field on an electric self-balancing scooter commonly called a "hoverboard."
Elaine Thompson/Associated Press
January 12, 2016

U Of I Bans Hoverboards Across Urbana Campus

The University of Illinois' Urbana campus has expanded a ban on hoverboards to all campus facilities as of January 18th.  The initial ban was limited to campus housing.  A U of I news release cites concerns over fire safety concerns with the two-wheeled scooters.

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Daily Illini
January 06, 2016

U of I Student Newspaper Cuts Back To 2 Days A Week

In two weeks, the Daily Illini will only be printed on Mondays and Thursdays. Publisher Lil Levant says this move is intended to let the DI focus more on web-based material and distribution through social media. Its weekend Buzz Magazine will end production in March.

A display at the U of I's National Center for Supercomputing Applications, during the launch of P.O.E.T.S. Thursday.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
October 16, 2015

Aim For NSF-Funded Facility At U of I - More Power In Less Space

A new engineering research center was officially launched at the University of Illinois Thursday, with the goal of cramming more power into smaller spaces.  The Center for Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems - POETS for short - will take on the challenges of improving mobile electronics and vehicle design.

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