In Thursday's newspaper, we're reporting on an apartment project in Urbana, how the University of Illinois fared in national rankings and a hot summer that wasn't that hot after all.
Don Dodson writes that a Florida developer is resurrecting student apartment project. The complex at University and Goodwin Avenues in Urbana would include a parking deck and retail space.
The University of Illinois slipped slightly in overall national rankings, but held steady when compared with other public universities, according to the latest rankings published in U.S. News & World Report, Christine des Garennes reports. Engineering edged out other undergraduate engineering programs to rank fifth in the country, up from sixth last year, according to a peer survey.
Boy, it sure felt hot this summer, but Tom Kacich writes that Champaign-Urbana’s long, hot summer of 2012 wasn’t really that hot. It wasn’t even as hot as the summer of 2011, according to the Illinois State Water Survey.
But one thing was hot for sure — home sales in the Champaign County area continued at a strong clip in August, running 36 percent ahead of the same month last year. Dodson has the story.
In Sports, Illini soccer player Vanessa DiBernardo returned to campus this week with a gold medal in hand and stories to tell from the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Japan. Staff writer Jeff Huth sat down with DiBernardo on Wednesday to talk about her gold medal-winning experience.
In E3 magazine, Paul Wood writes about Physics for Everyone— a UI Saturday series that has been drawing curious students with amazing visuals of new discoveries since 1993. And of course, we have the E3 calendar and lots of ideas for things to do in East Central Illinois.