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Illinois Public Media/Uni High radio doc on affirmative action airs Friday on WILL

URBANA — The latest radio documentary to be produced via a partnership between Illinois Public Media and University Laboratory High School explores diversity at the University of Illinois.

"Beyond Opening the Gates: Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Illinois" looks at affirmative action in college admissions.

UI president finds lots to like in Pritzker's budget plan

URBANA — If Gov. J.B. Pritzker's budget plan wins legislative approval, it would provide the biggest state-funding increase to the University of Illinois in nearly two decades.

Entertainment listings, Feb. 21-28, 2019

EVENTS

This weekend

DINNER, AUCTION AND ENTERTAINMENT

What: An evening of entertainment with performances by the award-winning Redcoats, Radiant Reds and Green Machine show choirs, the Red Peppers jazz band and the North Ridge orchestra, live and silent auctions, and a spaghetti dinner. All proceeds support the North Ridge Performing Arts Students.

Lyric Theatre's 'Rape of Lucretia' explores sexism, gender roles that persist today

URBANA — A dark opera inspired by an ancient Roman story also offers hope, in a Krannert Center production starting tonight.

"The Rape of Lucretia" is a 1946 chamber opera by British composer Benjamin Britten. He conceived of an opera with a new setting and some new ideas.

From a play by André Obey, Ronald Duncan wrote the English libretto.

Longtime UI donors announce uniquely sustainable gift

URBANA — A longtime donor to University of Illinois athletics is giving the campus a sizable gift to endow environmental sustainability programs.

Carle Illinois College of Medicine hoping to foster healthy competition with 'Make-A-Thon'

URBANA — About 7.7 billion people live on Planet Earth, and to health experts at the University of Illinois, that's a world of untapped potential.

On a mission to transform and democratize health care, they're throwing open the doors to the UI's innovation labs to attract the best ideas from students, "citizen-scientists" and everyday folks to improve human health.

Jim Dey | In his new world, Salaita takes the driver's seat

Permanently separated from the world of academe, onetime Professor Steven Salaita contends that he's found "honest" work in a world far away from lecture halls, spineless administrators and the pompous professoriate.

Just Askin' | Rockwell in Champaign

Q: Have Rockwell's Champaign locations closed yet?

A: Not yet, but they're expected to sometime this year.

The company will soon be holding a private job fair with local employers to help the affected employees, according to Carly McCrory, the executive director of the Champaign County Economic Development Corp.

UI employee survived dark days before blood-supply safety

CHAMPAIGN — Two things Jonathan Hill's classmates may have known about him in high school: He was a varsity swimmer and an Eagle Scout.

What hardly anyone knew about Hill back then was he was harboring secrets about his health that he and his family didn't dare share beyond a close, entrusted circle.

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