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The News-Gazette, Champaign-Urbana’s local newspaper, began a special series on Sunday, Jan. 1, about the 150th anniversary of the University of Illinois. As the paper states in the introduction to the story, “Today begins our unofficial, unauthorized tour of campus and vicinity, with much more to come throughout 2017.” We will continue to share these installments as...
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As we celebrate Brett's birthday today, the College of Media and many others are reflecting on Brett's life and his legacy at Illinois. Brett's family and friends, College of Media faculty and staff, and the many professional and personal connections Brett made across campus and in the Champaign-Urbana community will continue to remember his legacy at the University of Illinois, and celebrate his life through the Brett Lerner Memorial Scholarship....
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Jay Rosenstein, media and cinema studies professor, was recently quoted in a Chicago Tribune sports column by Shannon Ryan. Rosenstein is the producer of “In Whose Honor?” the award-winning documentary on the use of American Indian mascots in sports. Read the column here.
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Lexi Georgiadis '13 JOURN, director of special projects at Goldin Solutions, was named to the Observer's list of rising stars in public relations. The entry states: "Georgiadis was the brains behind Mashable and High Times’ very successful “Weed in America” series. Birthright Israel and Cumulus Media have also benefited from her PR acumen."
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Amanda Vinicky, longtime WUIS reporter, is headed to a new job in Chicago. Read about her thoughts on journalism and Illinois state politics in a story from Illinois Times.

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