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Thies: Law school debt 'unsustainable' over long term

CHAMPAIGN — Today's law school students, on average, face a debt load of about $100,000 for legal education, the president of the Illinois State Bar Association said.

That figure, John Thies said, doesn't include debt they may have incurred as a result of undergraduate education.

Faculty panel: Professor shouldn't be fired

URBANA — A controversial University of Illinois professor might be seen by some as "self-righteous" and "insensitive," but he should not be fired from the university, concluded a faculty committee in a unanimous decision, The News-Gazette has learned.

Illinois colleges want ability to regulate guns on campuses

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois' public universities want to be free to continue the "reasonable regulation of weapons on campus" if and when a state concealed-carry law is approved, a representative of the state's public universities said Tuesday.

Volunteers to distribute safety information on campus

CHAMPAIGN — Local police, community organizations and student volunteers are doing their best to teach university students about the dangers of alcohol abuse in advance of Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day on March 1.

Environmental Almanac: UI students sound off on TV entomologists

If you've ever seen your own job portrayed on television, you know scriptwriters work with a great deal of creative license. The day-to-day work of real teachers, doctors, police officers, lawyers and others generally bears little resemblance to that of their small screen counterparts, be they sexy, heroic, antic or other.

The same is true for scientists.

'Geek renaissance' extends to 'bleeks'

URBANA — An urban fashion trend has taken hold among NBA stars, reminiscent of a certain '90s sitcom nerd.

Call it "Urkel" style. Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James are sporting suspenders, cardigans, bow ties, even huge glasses.

Lincoln Hall rededicated on its centennial

CHAMPAIGN — On its 100th anniversary, and the birthday of its namesake, a newly renovated Lincoln Hall was rededicated Tuesday and celebrated as the heart of the University of Illinois' flagship campus.

Cold days in January bring record ridership

URBANA — For a month with above-average temperatures and below-average snowfall, January sure was a big month for bus ridership in Champaign-Urbana.

The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District set a record for January riders, carrying 1,077,033 passengers. The previous January record was 927,630 in January 2012.

Totenberg receives Illinois Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism

URBANA — Nina Totenberg has more Supreme Court experience than any of the sitting justices, and the court's makeup and caseload has changed dramatically during her tenure.

TIAA-CREF to give $5 million to help create farmland-research center

URBANA — With a $5 million pledge from financial services company TIAA-CREF, the University of Illinois plans to establish a center for farmland research on campus.