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Does tax reform bill spell trouble for higher education?

Higher education finance expert Jennifer Delaney talks about the possible ramifications for college students and their families of tax reform proposals being considered by the U.S. Senate 

What role do judges play in employment harassment cases?

Judges can unilaterally dismiss sexual or racial harassment cases through summary judgment, a legal maneuver that ends up favoring employers over employees, says Law professor Suja Thomas

What should we make of Russia’s revolution now?

A U. of I. history professor takes a fresh look at the Russian Revolution on its centennial.

How is Illinois contributing to gravitational wave research?

Illinois research scientist, NCSA Gravity Group leader Eliu Huerta Escudero on what gravitational waves are, how they were discovered, and the huge data processing effort behind the breakthrough

Antibiotic-resistant infections in pets: What now?

Rates of antibiotic-resistant infections in companion animals are rising at an alarming rate. An Illinois veterinarian discusses what can be done about it.

Does President Trump’s tax reform plan add up?

President Trump’s much-hyped tax overhaul plan is tantamount to a 'tax-reform wish list,' said Richard L. Kaplan, an internationally recognized expert on U.S. tax policy

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 

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