Deere investment to create tech innovation center at UIUC Deere & Company is investing $1 million to create a John Deere Technology Innovation Center with the University of Illinois to leverage the skills and knowledge of faculty members and students in the areas of agriculture, business, engineering, and information technology. The new facility, which is expected to be ready by July, is in the Research Park in Champaign.
WIU, Illinois Community Colleges Establish Partnership Community college students from schools across the state of Illinois may soon have the opportunity to optimize their earned college credits, while remaining in their home community, through the Western Illinois University Board of Trustees Bachelor of Arts (BOT/BA) degree program.
Groundbreaking celebrates advanced new cancer treatment for Chicago area
West Chicago — Cancer survivors and local and state officials celebrated along with Northern Illinois University at an official groundbreaking held June 19 for the $159 million Northern Illinois Proton Treatment and Research Center.
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Career Programs Stress College, Too, and Give Students a Leg Up, Study Says (The New York Times) Forget the old-fashioned ―vocational ed‖ classes that sent students on a decidedly noncollege track. Over the last quarter-century, a new kind of high school program known as a career academy has proliferated, especially in low-income districts, that combines job placement, college preparation and classes beyond the vocational trades, from accounting to health care.
Global gulp (Chicago Tribune) About a year ago, the University of Illinois launched its grand-sounding Global Campus. University President B. Joseph White wagered that the university could lead the next generation of higher education, or at least a lucrative cyberventure.
Education could spur Rock River Valley's economy (Rockford Register Star) ROCKFORD — Raising educational attainment across the Rock River Valley could spur economic development and raise quality of life, community, business and political leaders said during a forum Monday at Rock Valley College.
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