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Do summer jobs provide lifelong benefits for teens?

University of Illinois Extension educator Kathy Sweedler, whose focus area is consumer economics, spoke recently with News Bureau education editor Sharita Forrest about what teens can gain from summer jobs.

How should we remember Robert Kennedy today?

Presidential candidate Robert Kennedy, assassinated 50 years ago, was prone to blunt talk that often made him controversial, says an expert on political rhetoric.

Will Illinois’ new education law fix the state’s teacher shortage?

Chris Roegge, the executive director of the Council on Teacher Education at the University of Illinois, discusses whether new legislation in Illinois will remedy the state's shortage of teachers.

How are drones changing warfare, threatening security?

A U. of I. professor discusses drones and the implications of their use in terrorism and warfare.

How will upcoming Supreme Court case, teacher strikes affect organized labor?

A pending U.S. Supreme Court case could lead to the most significant changes in labor relations since the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947, says Robert Bruno, a professor of labor and employment relations at Illinois.

Is autism a disorder, an identity or both?

Speech and hearing science professor Laura DeThorne and doctoral students Henry Angulo and Veronica Vidal discuss how the neurodiversity movement recognizes autistic individuals’ unique experiences, skills and strengths, and resists the medicalization of autism.

Could a citizenship question alter the 2020 census results?

A citizenship question on the 2020 census could add to existing undercounts, says an Illinois professor who serves on a Census Bureau advisory committee

Is the tide of sexual misconduct allegations shifting the balance of power?

News reports, social media campaigns such as #MeToo are raising awareness of sexual misconduct and helping survivors find their voices, says educational psychologist Anita Hund

Would replacing food stamps with food boxes reduce hunger?

Swapping food stamps for food boxes would mean scrapping 'the most successful government program we have going today,' said U. of I. professor Craig Gundersen

How do sexual assault survivors fare?

Whether or not survivors share their stories publicly, they often carry lifelong scars associated with being sexually traumatized

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