CHAMPAIGN – Nearly 70 percent of U.S. residents over the age of 12 are using social media, according to this recent analysis.   Overall, Twitter has an estimated 200+ million monthly users....
By Sal Nudo/For CU-CitizenAccess.org --  Mother and daughter enter the brightly lit Biggby Coffee shop on Mattis Avenue in Champaign. It’s a brisk October evening, 7 p.m., dark outside....
Whether you walk your child to school or wave to him through the bus window, you’re in good company. Parents across the country are frantically buying that last wide-ruled notebook and package...
Fixed interest rates for student loans will soon be a thing of the past. Last week the House joined the Senate in passing a proposal that would link student loan interest rates to the financial...
The co-founder and director of CU-CitizenAccess was one of three University of Illinois faculty to be honored Tuesday night with a campus-wide award aimed to highlight community engagement projects...
By Amy Harwath/CU-CitizenAccess -- A spot check of universities across the Midwest and around the nation has revealed that four-year institutions are inconsistent in their approach to sending out...
By Amy Harwath/CU-CitizenAccess.org -- A Northern Illinois University lecture hall was the target of a mass shooting in 2008 where five persons were killed and 18 injured before the shooter took his...
By Amy Harwath/CU-CitizenAccess.org -- If an emergency happens on its campus, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville gets the message out to 100 percent of its students via text message. But only...
By Sean Hermann/For CU-CitizenAccess.org -- Nearly 400 buildings on the University of Illinois campus at Urbana-Champaign lack the required Building Emergency Action Plans that would instruct...
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By Andrea Baumgartner/For CU-CitizenAccess.org -- Champaign and Urbana nonprofits in arts education took a hard hit to funding in 2007 as the great recession began. For example, the Champaign-Urbana...

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