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Are generous unemployment benefits to blame for worker shortages?

With the COVID-19 pandemic waning, worker shortages at restaurants, retail stores and hotels have slowed the recovery of some sectors of the...

Are the ultrawealthy breaking the law in avoiding taxes?

Reporting from ProPublica put the spotlight on the ultrawealthy’s stealthy ability to avoid taxation on their vast fortunes. Richard L. Kaplanis the Guy Raymond...

Are we experiencing another unaccompanied child ‘crisis’ at the southern US border?

The surge of migrant children seeking refuge at the southern U.S. border has embroiled the previous three presidential administrations. Lauren R. Aronson, an...

Why do we need a health care equity law?

On April 27, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed House Bill 158, a health care equity bill sponsored by the Illinois Legislative Black...

What does the Chicago Tribune sale mean for the future of newsrooms?

On May 21, Tribune Publishing Co. confirmed that its shareholders approved a buyout offer by Alden Global Capital LLC. The vote gives...

Why has violence erupted now between Israelis and Palestinians?

Editor’s note: Israel and Hamas began airstrikes against each other on May 10, in the worst fighting between Israelis and Palestinians since...

Jim Hinterlong of the University YMCA

The University YMCA – better known as the University Y – develops campus and community leaders committed to social justice, environmental protection, interfaith cooperation and...

How are social media changing higher education?

Editor’s note: Fear of career-damaging reprisals from outraged parties in the “Twittersphere” coupled with unspoken rules about what can and can’t be...

How does COVID-19 affect the heart?

A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors and researchers are beginning to understand how the disease affects patients beyond initial respiratory symptoms....

Do labor laws need to be modernized with rise of gig economy?

The Protecting the Right to Organize Act passed in the U.S. House of Representatives early last year but wasn’t taken up by...

Are science laboratories truly inclusive if not accessible to service-dog handlers?

According to a new commentary in Disability and Health Journal, people with disabilities who rely on service dogs often are prohibited from bringing their...

Can Biden pass comprehensive immigration reform?

One of President Joe Biden’s first acts was to send Congress the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, a long-promised immigration reform bill. Lauren...

Anouncement

Illinois senior named Schwarzman Scholar

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign senior Boming Yang, of Beijing, was named a Schwarzman Scholar, one of 151 recipients selected from...

[Urbana] Phillips Recreation Center December Closure

Phillips Recreation Center will close for an annual cleaning from December 13 - January 1. The following fitness classes at the Phillips Recreation...

[Urbana] Sunday Soul Flow

Feed your soul and recharge for your upcoming week during this self-care inspired flow yoga session! Must register in advance.Sunday, December 5th, 3-4pmRegister...

[Champaign] VISITS WITH SANTA

DEC 1, 8, & 10, 2021 - 5 - 7PMTHE VIRGINIA THEATRE Santa Claus is coming to town! The Champaign...