UI's Berenbaum receives National Medal of Science

President Barack Obama today awarded University of Illinois Professor May Berenbaum the National Medal of Science, the nation’s highest honor for achievement and leadership in advancing the field of science.
Berenbaum is one of the world’s foremost entomologists. 
The White House will

'If you're a size 2, own it. If you're a size 20, own it'

URBANA — Curvy girls take note: No matter how much society pushes you to be stick-thin, not everyone was born to be a size 2, Latanya Washington says.

A 41-year-old Urbana mother of five, Washington is a contestant in the online Curvy Idol competition, and she's got a message for full-figured females feeling pressured or bullied about their bodies.

Advice from an expert, what others are saying, and Big Ten salaries compared

With Timothy Killeen sure to get tugged in every direction early on, we asked former UI President Stanley Ikenberry: Who are the first five groups of people the new boss should see?

Killeen 'awestruck' upon entering Illini Union

URBANA — Way back in the summer, when the presidential search committee was just getting underway, members invited University of Illinois president Bob Easter to reflect on the leadership qualities they should look for in the next president.

Easter spoke about integrity, a willingness to be educated and the ability to be a team player.

Area history, Nov. 20, 2014

Today is Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years.

Notes-Worthy: Tyler Day of Krelboyne

This week, Paul Wood chats with Tyler Day, 20, — “bass and yelling” — of Krelboyne. The band plays at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at Error Records, 123 W. Main St., U.

Top of the Morning, Nov. 20, 2014

Millie Otto cooks like no one's business. But our popular recipe columnist is a bit less confident when it comes to autographs.

"I've been called the Reluctant Celebrity," she said. "I'm just a stay-at-home kind of person mostly."

Illinois Ancestors: Free future webinars scheduled

The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) continues to offer free webinars on the second Tuesday of every month at 8 p.m. (Central).

A capital opportunity

URBANA — The White House is pretty impressed with the Urbana school district's use of technology in the classroom.

So much so that it invited Superintendent Don Owen to Washington, D.C., today to take part in a national education summit, put on by the U.S. Department of Education.