UI to allow applicants to self-report test scores to save money

CHAMPAIGN — Applying to the University of Illinois will be a little cheaper next year.

Starting Sept. 1, the university will allow students to self-report their college-admission test scores, including the ACT and SAT, on their application rather than pay to have the testing companies forward them to the UI.

UI seeking public input on ideas from 'critical conversation' on Chief

CHAMPAIGN — The general public will have a chance to weigh in on ideas generated by the recent conversation on Chief Illiniwek and Native American imagery at an event on campus Tuesday.

It's scheduled for 3 to 6 p.m. in the South Lounge of the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., U.

Rantoul Township, Urbana getting feet wet with competency-based learning

For area school district officials, traditional education functions like an algebra equation: Time is a constant, and learning is a variable. Students are expected to sit through 18 weeks of a given class, but how much they truly learn in that class varies.

Jeans, hoodies back in style in Danville schools

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DANVILLE — They're staples in every kids' wardrobe — jeans and hoodies.

And now, for the first time in four years, Danville school district students can wear them to school.

Entertainment listings, April 26-May 3, 2018

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John Frayne | Brownlee shows off wide vocal range at Foellinger

Tenor Lawrence Brownlee, famous for his virtuoso top notes in arias by Rossini and Donizetti, came to Foellinger Great Hall on April 19, and gave a program that included two song cycles. First came Robert Schumann's well-known cycle, "Dichterliebe" ("Poet's Love") from 1840, and then came a contemporary cycle as pertinent as today's headlines.

Office Hours with Aldo: Andrea Miller (w/ video)

On Thursdays throughout the semester, staff writer Adalberto Toledo will book an appointment with a local professor. Today: University of Illinois visiting psychology Professor ANDREA MILLER.

UI breaks ground on new playground for designers-to-be

CHAMPAIGN — About 40,000 square feet of space to do with whatever they want.

That's what University of Illinois students will be getting from the $48 million, coming-in-2020 Siebel Center for Design, officials promised during Tuesday's groundbreaking.

Chancellor to lay out UI's short-, long-term goals at May 22 event

URBANA — Amid talk of expanding the University of Illinois' footprint in Chicago, Chancellor Robert Jones was asked at a campus leadership forum what the UI was doing to accelerate the economic and cultural development of Champaign-Urbana.

"We're not doing enough," Jones responded, "but we plan to do more in a very strategic and high-impact way."

Dershowitz: 'I haven't seen any evidence of any criminal activity or an impeachable offense'

Legal commentator Alan Dershowitz, whose opposition to special prosecutors has won favor with President Donald Trump, thinks it's unlikely the president will fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein or special counsel Robert Mueller — despite his Twitter attacks.