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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 09, 2014

4 Things To Know About Obama’s Islamic State Strategy

By Scott Neuman

President Obama is set to meet congressional leaders this afternoon to outline his strategy for confronting the Islamic State insurgency in Iraq and Syria. He is scheduled to address the nation on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. to make that strategy public.


AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 09, 2014

NCAA Lifts Penn State’s Postseason Ban, Restores Scholarships

By The Associated Press

Members of the 2013 Penn State football team take the field.

Penn State football got out from under the most severe on-field sanctions imposed on it two years ago over the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal, learning Monday that the NCAA will allow it to compete in this year's postseason and that all scholarships will return in 2015.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 08, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Salaita to Speak on Urbana Campus Tuesday

By Jim Meadows

Steven Salaita, whose faculty appointment to the University of Illinois was cancelled amid controversy over social media messages about Israel, will speak on the Urbana campus for the first time since his faculty appointment was withdrawn.

Categories: Education


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 08, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Animal Sciences Faculty Sign Letter Supporting Wise

By Jim Meadows

While faculty at some University of Illinois departments have passed no-confidence votes against their Chancellor, faculty at one department are uniting to support her.

Categories: Community, Education


Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - September 08, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

The Fall Of the Illinois Green Party

By Bill Wheelhouse

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After failing to get on the November ballot, the Green Party's candidates for Governor and Secretary of State say they will launch a write-in campaign in this fall's election.   That comes less than a decade after the Illinois Greens pulled in enough votes to reach "major party status" in Illinois.

Categories: Politics

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 08, 2014

Cheap Drinks And Risk-Taking Fuel College Drinking Culture

by Patti Neighmond

Artwork by Rob Donnelly for NPR

There's no question alcohol is a factor in the majority of sexual assaults on campus. And alcohol is abundant and very present at most colleges today.  In fact, federal health officials say more than 80 percent of college students drink.



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 07, 2014

New Ebola Vaccine Is Tested In Humans, After Success In Monkeys

By Bill Chappell

A woman receives a dose of Ebola vaccine in Bethesda, Md. last week.

An experimental Ebola vaccine is now being tested in people, according to scientists who say the drug has shown promising results tested on monkeys. The small clinical trial is using healthy human volunteers.


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