Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary

Voices: Ebertfest needs to be more 'user-friendly'


Guest commentary: An alternative view on faculty unions

By James Barrett and Kathryn Oberdeck

Mike Pemberton: Monuments to self are nothing new


In a sidebar to the recent coverage of the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's death, The Associated Press reported that contractors restored "the permanent eternal flame" at his grave site after replacing gas and air lines, thus ensuring that JFK's tomb will survive as long as the United States stands and the sun shines.

Pension problems remain quite large

Editor's note: In an interview with News Bureau business and law editor Phil Ciciora, finance professor Jeffrey R. Brown, who is also the director of the Center for Business and Public Policy in the College of Business and was a senior economist with the President's Council of Economic Advisers from 2001 to 2002, discusses Illinois' pension reform law.

Christmas in Lincoln White House was low-key


Christmas in the White House in the 1860s was a far cry from the ornate displays of decor familiar to Americans today. During the Lincoln administration, the holiday was celebrated in low-key fashion.

GMO labeling debate is coming to Illinois

This spring, Illinois legislators will face the issue of whether the state should require labels on foods that have been "entirely or partially produced with genetic engineering."

Economic and political context of student debt

By David Green

Offering hope to God's creations who need it desperately

By Dale Carroll-Coleman

Each Thursday I travel west, along the university streets, past the towering gray football stands, empty. Football ended on Oct. 2, 1970, when a plane carrying 36 members of the Wichita State University team crashed into a mountain on its way to Utah.

You send your son to college, excited to play ball and then.

College athletics more entertainment than sport

By Gene Budig

For my 23 years as a university president/chancellor, I encouraged increased emphasis on intercollegiate athletics, believing at the time that the reasons were well-founded. In the main, they were.