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The following article was written for an Ebert Fellowship in memory of the late Roger Ebert. The fellowship works with the forthcoming Roger Ebert Center at the College of Media. Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips advises the Ebert fellows.
Bill Geist
Bill Geist, noted columnist, author, correspondent and proud graduate of the College of Media at the University of Illinois, will serve as grand marshal of this year’s homecoming parade.
Brant Houston
Join us for the second installment of our Latino Americans: 500 Years of History series, “The Long Journey Home.” This panel discussion will trace the past, present, and future of Latino migration in central Illinois by highlighting oral histories and contemporary investigative reporting on migrant worker camps.
Getting Personal is a Q&A with a local personality. Here, Amelia Mugavero, a UI senior majoring in broadcast journalism, chats with The N-G's Melissa Merli. The Dallas, Texas, native is Miss Central Illinois and is the first Marching Illini feature twirler in 10 years.
The Association of Independents in Radio (AIR) has named Christine Herman to its latest class of New Voices scholars. Herman is a freelance science writer. She received a Ph.D. in chemical biology in 2012 and a master’s in journalism in 2014 – both from the University of Illinois. Her work has been published in Nature Chemistry, Chemical & Engineering News online, and Christianity Today and...

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