2012 photo of Paralympian and NWBA president Sarah Castle

University of Missouri at Kansas City

News Local/State - November 14, 2015

Wheelchair Basketball Group Looks To Build On Nugent’s Vision

University of Illinois wheelchair athlete and graduate Sarah Castle is the president of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association, founded nearly 70 years ago by 'Father of Accessibility' Tim Nugent, who died this week.  "His passion and his love for the game, but also his desire for the well-being of every athlete was completly apparent," she said.

Illini Malcolm Hill guards North Florida's Dallas Moore

Rob McColley/Illinois Public Media

News Local/State - November 14, 2015

Illini Loses Opener To North Florida 93-81 In Men’s Basketball

Jaylon Tate left the game after dislocating a joint in his hand, in injury which required stitches to close the open wound; he joins three other Illini players on the sidelines with injuries.

Portrait of Amanda Lewis

University of Illinois-Chicago

Longer Listen - November 13, 2015

Racial Disparities In A ‘Good School’

A researcher's new book attempts to explain why racial disparities still exist in education, even when a school appears to have everything it needs to eliminate them. 

The U of I's ten trustees signed a giant cardboard declaration meant to urge the governor and lawmakers to end the state's budget standoff that's blocked funding from the U of I and other state universities.

Hannah Meisel/Illinois Public Media

News Local/State - November 12, 2015

U of I Hopes To Thaw State Budget Standoff… With Giant Cardboard Declaration

In the 4.5 months Illinois has gone without a budget, public colleges and universities have received no funding from the state, forcing them to cut staff, dip into cash reserves and do whatever's necessary to stay afloat. Officials from the state's biggest university are hopeful that political leaders in Springfield will hear their plea.

Visiting Prof. Steven Salaita of the American University of Beirut.

Jim Meadows/Illinois Public Media

News Local/State - November 12, 2015

U Of I Trustees Approve $600,000 Settlement With Salaita, He Will Not Teach At University

The professor whose job offer was rescinded over a series of messages about Israel on Twitter is expected to receive a lump-sum payment of $600,000, plus $275,000 in legal fees, but will not be hired by the U of I. Trustees approved the settelement 9-1 at their meeting in Chicago. The only 'no' vote came from Trustee Tim Koritz.

Map of the Mahomet Aquifer

(Illinois State Water Survey)

News Local/State - November 12, 2015

Clinton Landfill Consent Decree Filed In Court

A consent decree limiting what types of waste can go into the Clinton Landfill was entered in DeWitt County Court Thursday, ending a legal dispute between the facility and a coalition of 14 local governments concerned about the potential threat to the Mahomet Aquifer.

University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen.

Screenshot from University of Illinois video

News Local/State - November 12, 2015

U of I Trustees Call On State Leaders To End Budget Impasse

Squeezed by four months with no state spending plan, University of Illinois trustees approved a resolution urging Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislators to pass a budget for the current fiscal year.

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