URBANA — A nationally read academic blogger says he believes the University of Illinois’ handing of the Steven Salaita case is a threat to academic freedom.
John K. Wilson, a UI graduate and former student in the Unit One “living/learning community” in Allen Hall, spoke to 89 people, primarily students, in the main room of the residence hall Monday night.
Tayshaun Coleman is a Peace Keeper at Stratton Elementary School. He patrols the hallways during the day, educates students about respect and school policies, advertises job openings at the Peace Station, helps design posters and conducts interviews.
Tayshaun works as a manager at the Peace Station and has more responsibility than most of his classmates; and he's only in third grade.
URBANA — There will be two opportunities on the University of Illinois campus today to discuss the Steven Salaita case and the related issue of academic freedom.
DANVILLE — The Danville Area Community College board on Tuesday could take a step toward issuing up to $1 million in technology and equipment bonds to update computers and other equipment across campus.
Trustees will vote on whether to retain Chapman and Cutler LLP of Chicago as its bond counsel and begin the proceedings.
URBANA — Marrissa Hellesen just wanted to see how the floppy drive worked.
She opened the computer, examined the drive (this was many years ago — it ran on Windows 95 and had Internet via AOL) and then discovered colored cables, memory cards and other fascinating components. She kept going, taking things out and apart.
FISHER — The Fisher school board passed its fiscal year 2015 budget. For the fourth straight year, the budget is being balanced by using district reserves in the education and operations and maintenance funds.
BELVIDERE, Ill. (AP) — A teachers union has notified a Boone County school district of its members' intent to strike after they declared an impasse in contract negotiations.
CHAMPAIGN — Illinois residents spend each day surrounded by miles and miles of cornfields, but most probably couldn't tell you what happens in the corn threshing process without searching Google first.
CHAMPAIGN — Now that Parkland College has a new $28 million Student Union, the federal government is giving the school a $2.1 million grant to improve the education offered within the college’s walls.