Tony Bennett
(Steve Cannon/AP)
August 07, 2013

Indiana DOE Finds ‘Manipulation’ Of ‘A-F’ Formula

Indiana schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz says Department of Education staffers have found evidence of "manipulation'' in the state's school grading formula as part of a review stemming from a grade-changing scandal.


Nick Holonyak
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
August 07, 2013

LED Inventor Holonyak Retires From U of I

The man who invented the LED light has retired from the University of Illinois. But colleagues say he'll almost certainly continue doing research.


Foellinger Auditorium a the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
(Wikimedia)
August 05, 2013

U Of I Ranks 3rd On Top Party Schools List

The University of Iowa may top the list of the nation's top party schools but the University of Illinois' Urbana campus isn't far behind.


August 01, 2013

U of I Phone App Checks For Food Safety

Afraid there may be peanuts or other allergens hiding in that cookie? Thanks to a cradle and app that turn your smartphone into a handheld biosensor, you may soon be able to run on-the-spot tests for food safety, environmental toxins, medical diagnostics and more.


Agricultural work, which is very physically demanding, is also a risky business venture.
(Kirk Siegler/NPR)
July 31, 2013

Farm Laborers Get A Foothold With Their Own Organic Farms

Northern California's Salinas Valley is often dubbed America's salad bowl. Large growers there have long relied on thousands of seasonal workers from rural Mexico to pick lettuce, spinach and celery from sunrise to sunset. Many of these workers seem destined for a life in the fields. But a program that helps field workers, like Raul Murillo, start their own farms and businesses is starting to yield a few success stories.


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