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Jeopardy Winner! University Student Wins And Did Not Expect It!

Aug 24, 2016 PM EDT University student, Pranjal Vachaspati, wins big in recent Jeopardy.

Higher Education Budget: Illinois Senate Oks $454 Million Additional Funds Budget For US Public Colleges and Universities [VIDEO]

May 06, 2016 AM EDT The Illinois senate has approved an additional budget of $454 million to the state's public colleges and universities.

Illinois Approves $600 Million Stopgap Funding For State's Struggling Higher Education Institutions [VIDEO]

Apr 23, 2016 AM EDT Colleges and universities in the state of Illinois will be receiving $600 million stopgap funding to assist struggling institutions and low income students to stay in school.

Pro-Palestinian Illinois Professor Threatens if not Reinstated will Pursue Legal Action (UPDATE)

Sep 10, 2014 AM EDT Steven Salaita, the 38-year-old controversial professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, is threatening that if he is not reinstated he will pursue legal action.

Illinois Governor Signs Law Banning Smoking on Campus

Aug 18, 2014 AM EDT Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a legislation that forbids smoking on campuses of state-supported colleges and universities, effective July 2015.

Natural Light Exposure at Workplace Boosts Employee’s Health, Study

Aug 09, 2014 AM EDT Employees who are exposed to natural light at their workplace are associated with longer sleep duration, enhanced sleep quality, more physical activity and better quality of life as compared to those ...

Pro-Palestinian Professor Loses Job Over Anti-Israel Tweets

Aug 09, 2014 AM EDT Dr. Steven Salaita, a pro-Palestinian college professor at the University of Illinois, has lost his tenure position after he posted anti-Israel tweets about the war in Gaza.

Galesburg High School to Award Diploma to African-American after 55 Years

Aug 05, 2014 AM EDT Alva Earley, an African-American man, will receive his Galesburg High School diploma 55 years after it was wronglly denied to him.

WSU Football Player Dies during Workout

Jul 23, 2014 AM EDT Sean Afryl, a 22-year-old Winona State University student, collapsed and died during an on-campus work-out session with his football teammates, Monday evening.

Hurricanes with Female Names More Destructive, Study

Jun 03, 2014 AM EDT Hurricanes with female names are more destructive than those with male monikers, according to a University of Illinois study.

Illinois Student Disappears at Chicago O’Hare Airport

May 21, 2014 AM EDT Hye Min Choi, a 19-year-old student at the University of Illinois, has been missing since Saturday evening.

Higher CO2 Levels Leads to Loss of Nutrients from Grains and Legumes, Study

May 08, 2014 AM EDT Rising carbon-dioxide levels will result in the production of less nutritious’ grains and legumes, according to a University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign study.

University of Illinois Refuses to Renew Teaching Contract; Decision Linked to Association with Radical Group, Professor Says

Apr 23, 2014 AM EDT University of Illinois has refused to renew teaching contract of 66-year-old James Kilgore for unspecified reasons.

Bye Bye Breadboard! Illinois Scientists Create Rollerball Pens That Draw Conductive Circuits Instantly

Nov 25, 2013 AM EST Students working on their physics project involving circuit designs and diagrams can now forget the wires and breadboards and use a 'pen' instead!

Illinois’ QB Father Banned from Campus for a Year

Oct 30, 2013 AM EDT Nathan Creer, father of Nathan Scheelhaase, starting quarterback of University of Illinois has been banned from campus for a year following his arrest over an argument at Saturday's football game.

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