College of LAS « Illinois

Winter 2011

Stories

widening tuition gapThe Widening Gap

Who gets left out when tuition rises?

Colin Kramer did everything right. He researched his college options, scored well on the ACT, and socked away as much money as he earned—working 25 hours a week during the school year and full time in summers—ever since he was 16. He wanted to be the first in his family to achieve an education beyond a few courses at a community college, even if that meant paying for it himself.

translation studiesFirst in Translation

A unique new center in LAS prepares students for a booming field.

oilPredicting the Flow of Oil

Economist untangles the complexity behind one of the world’s most sought commodities.

gorilla and psychologistInvisible Gorillas

Why we don’t always see the gorillas in our midst.

TarawaThe Unforgotten

U of I alumnus ignites effort to recover those who vanished in a battle that haunts him still.

vintage carSurviving the Crash

The third part in a series examining the evolution of higher education since the construction of Lincoln Hall. (You will be taken to the Lincoln Hall website.)

Back on banjoBach on Banjo

LAS alum shatters the banjo stereotype.

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LASNews Winter 2011