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Barkley Named Trayes Scholar

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Lillian Barkley, a 2017 Dow Jones News Fund multiplatform editing intern at The New York Times, is the 14th Edward Trayes Scholar. She was selected by the professor who celebrated his 50th summer last year directing the training program at Temple University.

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28 Feb
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College announces teaching awards

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Congratulations to those selected as the inaugural recipients of the College of Media Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. In line with the campus awards structure, the College offered three awards—one to a graduate student, one to a specialized faculty member, and one to a tenure track faculty member. They are:

13 Feb
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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.

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13 Feb
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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
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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
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