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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 06, 2014

Unit Four Officials “Disappointed & Saddened” By Centennial Protest Incident

By Jim Meadows

Champaign school officials say they are “disappointed and saddened” by Thursday’s incident in which a motorist tried to drive her car through a group of students protesting outside Centennial High School.

Categories: Civil Rights, Education

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - December 05, 2014

‘Rolling Stone’ Says Trust In Gang-Rape Accuser Was ‘Misplaced’

by Krishnadev Calamur

Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity at University of Virginia

Rolling Stone magazine says "there now appear to be discrepancies" in its story about a University of Virginia student who said she was gang-raped during a fraternity party in 2012.

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 05, 2014

U of I President Looks To Leadership Transition, Remaining Challenges

By Jeff Bossert


(Duration: 7:38)

University of Illinois President Robert Easter, who is slated to retire at the end of June.

University of Illinois President Robert Easter says it’s possible the school could see a transition to his successor, incoming president Timothy Killeen, sooner than expected.

Categories: Economics, Education

Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - December 05, 2014

Operations Underway On Oil Pipeline Through Illinois

By Shannon Heffernan


(Duration: 4:36)

Pipe for Flanagan South Pipeline extends near Salisbury, Missouri in July 2013.

The Keystone XL is a controversial pipeline that would bring oil from the Alberta Tar Sands to US refineries. But plans for a similar pipeline that runs through Illinois are quietly moving ahead.

Categories: Economics, Environment

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 05, 2014

Motorist Drives Through Centennial Student Protest; No Charges In Altercation

By Hannah Meisel and Scott Cameron


(Duration: 2:58)

Screenshot from a video showing a car driving in the middle of a student rally at Centennial High School on Thursday.

It’s still not clear what led to yesterday’s altercation between a driver and students outside of Champaign’s Centennial High School. A student protest against the killings of black men Michael Brown and Eric Garner by white police officers ended when a woman drove her car into the center of the rally. 

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