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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 06, 2014

Ebola Spurs A Full Public Lockdown In Sierra Leone

By Bill Chappell

People walk in Kenema, a part of Sierra Leone hit hard by Ebola.

Sierra Leone will impose a three-day lockdown on all its citizens, as part of a plan to "deal with Ebola once and for all," the government says. The move is an effort to stop the disease that has killed over 2,000 people in five West African countries, according to World Health Organization data.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 05, 2014 ~ Comment (1)

Faculty Petition Supports Chancellor In Salaita Case

By Hannah Meisel

Nearly 400 University of Illinois faculty have signed a petition supporting Urbana campus Chancellor Phyllis Wise's decision to withdraw Steven Salaita's appointment after he posted inflammatory comments about Israel on Twitter.

Categories: Education




WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 05, 2014

Beyond Ferguson: White Fear, Black Anger, American Rage

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We don’t know exactly what happened in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9th when a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager. The facts may still be unclear, but the outrage from groups on all sides of the issue has crystallized on the streets of Ferguson and around the country.


AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 05, 2014

Obama: NATO Agrees On Action Against Islamic State

By The Associated Press

President Obama speaks at NATO Summit Friday in Wales.

President Barack Obama says NATO members unanimously agree on the need for immediate action against Islamic State militants because they pose a threat to members of the alliance.




WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 04, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Chancellor Wise Expresses Regret Over Salaita Case

by Scott Cameron

Phyllis Wise, the chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The chancellor of the University of Illinois Urbana campus Thursday expressed regret about the way she came to a decision to withdraw a job offer to a professor who posted inflammatory comments on Twitter – a decision she said was “pretty unilateral.”

Categories: Education

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