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State News
4:30 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

University of Illinois votes for new medical school

Credit Peoria Public Radio

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees has voted to create a new medical school on the Urbana campus. The project would found an engineering-focused medical program out of a partnership between the U of I and Urbana-based Carle Hospital. 

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State News
5:09 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

U of Illinois president recommends new medical school

University of Illinois President Robert Easter has recommended that university trustees approve a plan to open a new engineering-based medical school in Urbana-Champaign.

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State News
5:51 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Cornel West cancels speech at U of Illinois over Salaita

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A prominent civil rights activist and academic has cancelled a speech at the University of Illinois because of the school's decision to rescind a job offer to a Native American studies professor.

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State News
6:51 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Scientists: Soil temperatures at or near normal in Illinois

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Scientists with the University of Illinois say soil temperatures across the state have been near normal on average so far this winter.

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State News
6:37 am
Fri February 27, 2015

U of Illinois asks court to dismiss professor's lawsuit

The University of Illinois has asked a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by a professor who lost a job offer from the school over profane, anti-Israel Twitter messages.

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State News
12:58 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

USDA stats show Illinois had 'historic' corn, soybean yields

The Illinois Farm Bureau says last fall's harvest was an historic crop.

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State News
5:41 am
Wed February 25, 2015

State Senator working to stop cuts to U of I budget

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Governor Bruce Rauner proposed a large budget cut for higher education including the University of Illinois. Senator Scott Bennett is trying to stop the governor from slashing the U of I's budget, and he's beginning to fight that battle with a stack of paper and a list of names.

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State News
4:42 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Cat opens new data analysis lab

Caterpillar cut the ribbon Thursday on a new data analysis lab at the University of Illinois Research Park in Champaign. The facility is meant to be the first of several the company will open to use data analysis for research and development.

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State News
6:01 am
Thu February 19, 2015

U of I, EIU respond to Governor's budget

Governor Rauner’s budget plan would cut state money for higher education by 31 percent. Christophe Pierre, the University of Illinois' Vice President for Academic Affairs, calls Wednesday's budget proposal disappointing. He says the university has other sources of revenue, but many come with restrictions on how the money is spent.

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:16 am
Wed February 18, 2015

Il Youth Survey results released Wednesday

The annual Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition Breakfast unveils the Illinois Youth Survey results Wednesday. The survey conducted by the University of Illinois, included 4-thousand students in 6th, 8th, 10th and 12th grades.

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