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Wired In: Anil Jason

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood talks with a different high-tech difference maker. This week, meet ANIL JASON, a University of Illinois student majoring in computer science and statistics major who is a co-founder of QuillBot, a state-of-the-art artificial-intelligence program that can rephrase full sentences.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, May 6, 2018

This being commencement week on campus, we asked 10 folks who'll have speaking roles during UI college and departmental graduation ceremonies: What's the best piece of professional advice you ever received?

Moving a whole house? 'It's not for the faint of heart'

Champaign's historic Burnham Mansion is moving, according to an agreement reached Wednesday night, and right now it's a race against the clock.

Unit 4 wants the house gone by July 15 and has said that if the project drags past that date, the mansion's new owner, University of Illinois graduate Christopher Enck, will have to pay $2,500 a day.

Once-temporary outdoor ceremony is new UI commencement tradition

CHAMPAIGN — What was supposed to be a temporary move to an outdoor graduation venue has become the new tradition at the University of Illinois.

Next weekend's commencement is once again scheduled at Memorial Stadium, though it will be a bit streamlined this year.

UI testing if beer sales are a hit at tonight's Bleacher Bum BBQ game

CHAMPAIGN — A big — and spirited — crowd is expected for tonight's Illini baseball game against the Ohio State Buckeyes, with beer sales planned for the first time at Illinois Field.

The free food at the annual Bleacher Bum BBQ game typically draws 3,000 fans, the biggest attendance of the season, and the prospect of a cold Budweiser or Coors Light probably won't hurt.

Office Hours with Aldo: Laura DeThorne (w/ video)

On Thursdays throughout the semester, staff writer Adalberto Toledo will book an appointment with a local professor. Today: University of Illinois speech and hearing science Associate Professor LAURA DeTHORNE.

UPDATE: Deal reached to move Burnham Mansion

UPDATE, 4:51 p.m.:

CHAMPAIGN — Unit 4 school board President Chris Kloeppel said he understands that a $10 purchase price for Burnham Mansion may be tough for taxpayers to swallow, but at the end of the day, the district is staying true to its Central High School expansion plans.

John Frayne | 'Gathering' celebrates UI's 150th in style

On Saturday, April 21, a gala concert entitled "Gathering" was given in Krannert Center's Foellinger Great Hall to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the University of Illinois. This concert displayed the talents of the UI Chamber Singers, conducted by Andrew Megill, and the UI Wind Symphony, conducted by Stephen Peterson.

Entertainment listings, May 3-10, 2018


This weekend


UI Dance's 50th a celebration worth kicking your heels up for

URBANA — "Dancing 50: Moving Forward/Looking Back" offers a full schedule of performances to mark a half century of performance and choreography at the University of Illinois.

In 1969, the Department of Dance officially became a part of the College of Fine and Applied Arts, moving into Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.