Campus invests $11 million into Investment for Growth Proposals

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Illinois has selected 17 proposed projects to receive a total of more than $11 million with an aim to generate new sources of revenue. The new initiative, Investment for Growth, is an effort to develop sustainable budget models that create alternative and additional sources of revenue and allow the university to deliver on its academic missions. The College of Media is among the units receiving support.

Read the full story here.

13 Feb

Mary Frances Fagan '76 JOURN, dies at 63; spokeswoman for American Airlines, two governors

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by Maureen O'Donnell, Chicago Sun Times

In 23 years as a spokeswoman for American Airlines, Mary Frances Fagan handled questions about weather delays, bumpy landings, crashes, close calls, labor strikes and bankruptcy, not to mention an airport terminal with a flea infestation and the time a suitcase with a buzzing electric razor inside created a three-hour flight delay.

Reporters respected her. She called them back promptly and was always available for a quote or a “live shot” on TV.

05 Feb

Meron quoted in Chicago Tribune column

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Advertising Lecturer Shachar Meron was quoted in a Chicago Tribune column on Super Bowl advertising.
Read the column: Wendy's Super Bowl ad a sassy, disjointed and desperate attempt to take on McDonald's


02 Feb

Jones, Longo place in national competition

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Megan Jones and Joseph Longo have placed in the top 20 in the Enterprise Writing Competition of the Hearst Journalism Awards Program.

Jones placed third with her entry, “Mass emails few, far between reported sex crimes” focused on flaws in reporting on campus sexual assaults. It was a joint project between the Daily Illini and

31 Jan