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Should government do more for the working poor during pandemic?

Editor’s note: Robert Bruno is a professor of labor and employment relations at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the director of the Labor...

Will a coronavirus vaccine be a cure-all?

Editor’s note: Global health authorities are frantically pursuing a vaccine against the novel coronavirus in the hope that it will allow everyone...

Where does the U.S. withdrawal leave the World Health Organization?

Editor’s note: The Trump administration gave formal notice in July that it intends to withdraw from the World Health Organization – an...

Reuters: Billionaire Sumner Redstone, media mogul who headed Viacom, dead at 97

Viacom and CBS Chairman Emeritus Sumner Redstone, the media mogul who took his father’s movie theater chain and built it into an...

Obituary: Olivia de Havilland, star of Hollywood’s Golden Age

Dame Olivia de Havilland, who has died at 104 in Paris, was one of the last survivors of Hollywood's Golden Age.

Why is the NFL team in Washington, D.C., changing its name?

The NFL team in the nation’s capital will no longer be the Redskins. The name is being retired. Jay Rosenstein, a Center for...

Can Major League Baseball owners, players avoid another work stoppage?

Editor’s note: Daniel A. Gilbert is a labor and history professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and author of the 2013 book “Expanding the Strike...

Sharing the beauty and wonder of physics

SOME YEARS AGO, an acquaintance realized he was on the same flight as physics professor Nadya Mason when he overheard a conversation between...

BBC: Magic School Bus author Joanna Cole dies at 75

Joanna Cole, writer of the award-winning Magic School Bus series which made science fun for generations of children, has died at the...

NPR: ‘Mythbusters’ Star Grant Imahara, Electrical Engineer And Robotics Wiz, Dies At 49

Electrical engineer, robotics wiz, Mythbusters' cast member, Disney consultant, TV host and Hollywood animatronics designer Grant Imahara died Monday. He was 49.

What tips can help educators convert in-person courses to online instruction?

What are the special or unique challenges of adapting medical education to online delivery, and how can those be addressed or overcome?

CNN: Dalai Lama Fast Facts

The Dalai Lamas are considered the manifestations of the Bodhisattva (Buddha) of Compassion, who chose to reincarnate to serve the people.

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[Champagin] C-U PRIDEFEST Sep. 25-27

Pride Fest is going virtual! Stay apart but rise united with LGBTQ+ community. Uniting Pride of Champaign County will be offering a full schedule...

COV-Course: A Free, Non-credit Course Open to Illinois Alumni

A new University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign course, COV-Course: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Pandemic, will offer a comprehensive, interdisciplinary understanding of...

Illinois enrollment remains above 50,000

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign’s 2020 enrollment is 52,331, surpassing last year’s record of 51,196, a status administration officials...

[Urbana] Take a Child Outside Week September 18 – 27

National Take a Child Outside Week begins September 18. The week encourages adults to take their children outside to explore and discover...