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Ebertfest announces initial slate of films and special guests for 2016 festival

The 18th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival hosted by Chaz Ebert, also known as ‘Ebertfest,’ is pleased to announce the initial slate of films in this year’s festival with special guests including Gil Robertson, president of the African American Film Critics Association, actress Nancy Allen, composer Renee Baker & The Chicago Modern Orchestra Project, filmmaker Paul Cox, crew veteran Angela Allen and director Michael Polish set to attend.

22 Feb
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Anderson-Cobb, journalism grad student, talks with WILL

Nicole Anderson-Cobb talks with host of The 21st, Niala Boodhoo about her new play Campus Jihad: The Struggle Within the American University.

 

19 Feb
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Journalism students covering presidential visit to Springfield

Four U of I journalism students are braving chilly weather in Springfield Wednesday covering President Obama’s visit to the Illinois capital. The students are covering the presidential visit for their Journalism 445 class and the weekly UI-7 Newscast. 

Students Brianna Hartsfield and Alex Ortiz are at the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport to cover the arrival and departure of Air Force One. Students Claire Lavezzorio and Alejandra Reyes Pena are at the Illinois Capitol where the president will address a joint session of the Illinois General Assembly about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

10 Feb
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Beyond the big ads: teaching kids ad literacy and nutrition in grade school classrooms

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Children need to understand the basics of advertising better than they do, says Illinois advertising professor Michelle Nelson. So she led the development of a curriculum and website to teach advertising literacy in school classrooms, incorporating lessons on healthy eating.

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04 Feb
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