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First Lerner Scholarship Awarded

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Brett Lerner and his father, Rich Pomerantz, used to spend a lot of time watching ESPN. The two joked about Lerner being the next Mike Greenberg. During Lerner’s time at the U of I, he displayed the skill and determination required to make that kind of career possible – even though Lerner wasn’t an athlete and didn’t have any high-level connections.

Lerner’s time was cut short in October of 2015 by a car accident. He was on his way to do what he loved most – cover a sporting event.

22 Aug
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Faculty on List of Excellent Teachers

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The results for the Spring 2016 administration of student ratings of instructors has been announced. Results are based on Instructor and Course Evaluation (ICES) questionnaire forms maintained by Measurement and Evaluation, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.

This list is based on ICES forms filled in by students during the Spring semester of 2016. Only those instructors who gave out ICES forms at least once during this time period and who released their data for publication are included in the list.

22 Aug
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Department of Advertising Announces Undergraduate Public Relations Minor

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The Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising will begin offering an undergraduate minor in public relations starting in the fall 2016 semester. The minor will require a minimum of 18 credits and will consist of three foundational courses about media and public relations and three additional courses on advanced topics in PR.

22 Aug
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Journalism Alum Going to the Paralympics

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By Ryan Wilson

When Ros Dumlao was in Northside College Prep High School in Chicago, she watched as her school’s varsity women’s basketball team won the Public League’s Chicago Conference North title and made it to the state Regional Finals. But they did not make it into her school’s student newspaper, The Hoof Beat.

17 Aug
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Frank ’90 JOURN, elected INN board chair

The Institute for Nonprofit News has elected Laura Frank as board chair.

Frank is president and general manager of news at Rocky Mountain PBS in Denver. She founded I-News, the nonprofit investigative news organization that merged with Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting in 2013.

10 Aug
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