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Immigration ban: Situation for some UI students 'very unstable'

Zahra Shamsi has a brother she hasn't seen in two-and-a-half years.

And Rezvan Shahoei hasn't been home since 2012.

It's not for lack of desire. These Iranian-born graduate students at the University of Illinois are on student visas that allowed them one entry into the United States. If they leave, they have to reapply for permission to enter.

UI at 150: A history of contentious protests

With the University of Illinois about to turn the big 1-5-0, we asked A-list alumni about the one Campustown spot that made the biggest impression on them. On Tuesdays throughout 2017, Managing Editor JEFF D'ALESSIO will tell their tales.

Developer sought for Urbana land with 'tremendous potential'

URBANA — A chunk of land at one of Urbana's major intersections is up for grabs as a potential redevelopment site in the University of Illinois campus area.

Listed for $6.5 million is the 3.4-acre Wakeland family properties at the southeast corner of Lincoln and University avenues.

There are several project possibilities, according to Realtor Alex Ruggieri.

UPDATED: Killeen says UI working to protect international students, faculty


By Julie Wurth and Carol Vorel

URBANA — University of Illinois President Tim Killeen is reassuring international students and faculty that the school is working to protect them in light of President Donald Trump’s executive order limiting immigration.

UI professors among those to denounce Trump's order

Hear more from Wurth Tuesday at 7:40 on WDWS.

Dozens of professors from the University of Illinois — in engineering, math, computer science and other fields — have joined more than 7,000 academics nationwide to denounce President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration.

Top of the Morning: Jan. 30, 2017

On Mondays, our award-winning photographers tell their stories. This week: Robin Scholz.

Being part of the baby boomer generation, writer Paul Wood and I thought we would be more of a hindrance than a help to the two UI science students we were paired with to complete the LabEscape, a UI Physics Department project featured in Sunday’s News-Gazette.

Saving the world with science is a great escape

URBANA — Locked in a room full of gadgets, we need to save the world.

And we have an hour.

And we have to use science, which is no small trick for a journalist.

That's what separates the men — or women — from the boys — or girls — at LabEscape, a nonprofit escape room in Lincoln Square Mall's suite 115A.

Though not-for-profit, it's not for free.

Getting Personal: Nathan Stephens

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, The News-Gazette's Paul Wood chats with Nathan Stephens, the new director of the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, coming to the University of Illinois from the Center for Inclusive Excellence at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

UI's 'Feburary Dance' to be digitally interactive

URBANA — At most plays or concerts, a disembodied voice from behind the stage sternly tells you to turn off your cellphone and other electronic devices.

But at "February Dance: Designed Environments" this weekend at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana, you will be invited to enter the Colwell Playhouse with your cellphones out — and on.

PODCAST: Fastener's ETC. Postgame Show 01-28-17

PODCAST: Fastener's ETC. Postgame Show 01-28-17: Play now!

Tim Ditman and Michael Kiser conceptualize the Illini 71-67 loss against Penn State with the help of PNC Bank line callers and your texts from the Cassel Heating and Cooling line on this Fastener's ETC postgame Show.


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