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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.