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Do politics or protests have a place in sports?

A U. of I. professor who specializes in the history of sports says it’s not realistic to see sporting events as free of politics or protest

How should the Supreme Court rule on gerrymandering?

An Illinois professor says a gerrymandering case before the Supreme Court could have profound effects on U.S. democracy and suggests a technological solution.

Is the future of hurricane forecasting in danger?

Satellites that help forecast hurricanes require constant upkeep and frequent replacement, but budget cuts have left the future of hurricane monitoring satellites in doubt

Farewell, Cassini: What have we learned about Saturn?

Astronomy professor Leslie Looney talks about NASA’s Cassini satellite, which will descend into Saturn’s atmosphere tomorrow, twenty years after it's launch 

Is our flood insurance model broken?

Craig Lemoine, the director of the Financial Planning Program at the College of ACES, discusses the flood insurance market in light of Hurricane Harvey losses.

Did news coverage turn Americans against the Vietnam War?

News coverage of the Vietnam War did not have the effect on popular support that many believe, says a University of Illinois researcher.

 

Should states be in the lottery business?

A major downside to record-breaking lottery jackpots is that money flows from poorer communities into the hands of one incredibly lucky person, said Craig Lemoine, the director of the Financial Planning Program at the College of ACES.

Vietnam War at 50: What has been the legacy of Agent Orange?

A historian looks at the Vietnam War herbicide Agent Orange and how it changed ideas about war wounds and the cause of birth defects.

How should universities handle controversial speech?

The proper way to register dissent with speech one finds offensive doesn’t involve blockades or threatening violence. It’s more speech, says lllinois law dean Vikram Amar

Is affirmative action in college admissions under threat?

An Illinois expert on affirmative action in higher education talks about the Justice Department’s plans to investigate possible racial discrimination in college and university admissions policies

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