Campus Conversation

23 EpisodesProduced by News-Gazette Media

The News-Gazette's Julie Wurth, who’s been on the University of Illinois beat for more than 25 years, chats with campus newsmakers.

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Campus Conversation: Genevieve Kirk

June 12th, 2019


<p>In Episode 23 of her award-winning podcast, staff writer JULIE WURTH huddles with&nbsp;Genevieve Kirk, director of the Champaign Center Partnership, the nonprofit business association serving the Downtown, …

Campus Conversation: UI computer scientist Ryan Cunningham

April 9th, 2019


<p>In Episode 22 of her award-winning podcast, staff writer JULIE WURTH chats up Ryan Cunningham - who teaches ethical decision-making at the University of Illinois - about free speech on social media, whether …

Campus Conversation: UI's Andy Borst on college admissions scandal

March 28th, 2019


<p>In Episode 21, Julie Wurth talks with UI admissions Director Andy Borst about the recent national college admissions scandal and what …

Campus Conversation: The students behind 'Alma Otter'

March 6th, 2019


<p>In Episode 20, Julie Wurth talks with the two UI students who dreamed up the &ldquo;Alma Otter&rdquo; as a possible Illini mascot …

Campus Conversation: Rohit Bhargava of Cancer Center at Illinois

February 5th, 2019


<p>In Episode 19, Julie Wurth talks with UI bioengineering Professor Rohit Bhargava, founding director of the Cancer Center at Illinois, about …

Campus Conversation: Siebel Center for Design director Rachel Switzky

January 8th, 2019


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In Episode 18, Julie Wurth talks with UI graduate Rachel Switzky, director of the new UI Siebel Center for Design, about her …

Campus Conversation: Urbana attorney Steve Beckett

December 20th, 2018


<p>In Episode 17, Julie Wurth chats with Urbana attorney Steve Beckett, who has been working with the family of missing UI scholar Yingying …

Campus Conversation: State Farm Center's Kevin Ullestad

December 4th, 2018


<p>In Episode 16, Julie Wurth talks with Kevin Ullestad, executive director of the State Farm Center, about the challenges of booking big acts …

Campus Conversation: UI law Professor Robin Kar

November 6th, 2018


<p>In Episode 15, Julie Wurth talks with UI law Professor Robin Kar, vice chair of the campus Academic Senate, about the recent sexual …

Campus Conversation: Esther Ngumbi, UI entomology researcher from Kenya

October 16th, 2018


<p>In Episode 14, Julie Wurth talks with Esther Ngumbi, an award-winning UI entomology researcher from Kenya, about her work to improve …

Campus Converstation: UI student body President Walter Lindwall

September 25th, 2018


<p>In Episode 13, Julie Wurth talks with UI student body President Walter Lindwall about student fees, the campus bar scene, those Campustown …

Campus Conversation: Kevin Hamilton, the new dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts

September 4th, 2018


<p>In Episode 11, Julie Wurth talks with Kevin Hamilton, the new dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts, about Confederate statues, a …

Campus Converstation: UI Housing's Mari Anne Brocker Curry

August 13th, 2018


<p>In Episode 12, Julie Wurth talks with Mari Anne Brocker Curry, associate director of UI Housing, about how new college students &mdash; …

Campus Conversation: UI police chief Craig Stone

July 24th, 2018


<p>In Episode 10, Julie Wurth talks with newly appointed UI police chief Craig Stone about campus protests, Unofficial St. Patrick&#39;s …

Campus Conversation: Dr. King Li, dean of Carle Illinois College of Medicine

July 3rd, 2018


<p>In Episode 9, longtime UI beat writer JULIE WURTH chats with Carle Illinois College of Medicine dean KING LI about his family&rsquo;s …

Campus Conversation: UI College of ACES dean Kim Kidwell

June 12th, 2018


<p>In Episode 8, Julie Wurth talks with Kim Kidwell, dean of the UI College of ACES, about the new campus feed mill, what drew her back to the …

Campus conversation: UI Career Center director Gail Rooney

May 22nd, 2018


<p>In Episode 7, Julie Wurth talks with Gail Rooney, director of the University of Illinois Career Center, about the strong job market for 2018 …

Campus conversation: UI law professor Suja Thomas

May 1st, 2018


<p>In Episode 6, Julie Wurth talks with UI law professor Suja Thomas about her new book on employment discrimination cases, the #MeToo …

Campus conversation: Former UI Chancellor Barbara Wilson

April 10th, 2018


<p>In Episode 5, Julie Wurth talks with Barbara Wilson, vice president for academic affairs and former chancellor at the UI, about financial …

Campus conversation: UI chemistry's Martin Burke

March 27th, 2018


<p>In Episode 4, longtime UI beat writer Julie Wurth talks with noted UI chemistry Prof. Martin Burke about his ground-breaking research on …

Campus Conversation: GEO Co-President Gus Gus Wood

March 13th, 2018


<p>In Episode 3, Julie Wurth talks with Graduate Employees Organization Co-President Gus Wood about the union&rsquo;s recent strike at the …

Campus Conversation: UI Admissions Director Andy Borst

February 27th, 2018


<p>In Episode 2, Julie Wurth talks with University of Illinois Admissions Director Andy Borst about why so many top high school seniors leave …

Campus Conversation: UI President Emeritus B. Joseph White

February 13th, 2018


<p>In Episode 1, Julie Wurth chats with UI President Emeritus B. Joseph White, now a business professor, about his time as president and the …

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