Officials with the University of Illinois and Hangzhou Wanxiang Polytechnic sign a memorandum of understanding establishing the Wanxiang Fellows Program.
Illinois Governor's Office
September 19, 2017

Auto Parts Maker Funds New U Of I Study Program In China

Last week on his trip to Asia, Governor Bruce Rauner visited the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou and toured the facilities of Wanxiang Group Corporation, China’s largest auto parts maker. It’s an experience that some University of Illinois students could have next summer, under a new study-abroad program. 


Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman answering questions in a news conference.
Brian Moline/Illinois Public Media
August 29, 2017

Whitman Weighs In On Retirement Of ‘War Chant’

Illinois Athletic Director Josh Whitman explains the decision to retire the music known as the 'War Chant' in an open letter to Fighting Illini fans, saying "I know that we are much bigger than a drumbeat."


Zeshan Bagewadi's new album combines American funk and soul with Punjabi lyrics.
Courtesy of the artist
April 08, 2017

The Second-Generation Soul Of Zeshan Bagewadi

Zeshan Bagewadi's new album, Vetted, sounds a lot like classic American funk and soul from the 1960s and '70s. The difference? He sometimes sings in Punjabi. Bagewadi was born in Chicago to parents who were Indian Muslim immigrants, and he learned about soul, funk and blues from his father's music collection.


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