Campus Conversation

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

September 4th, 2018

<p>In Episode 12, Julie Wurth talks with Kevin Hamilton, the new dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts, about Confederate statues, a proposed &ldquo;arts Extension&rdquo; program for the college, and…

Campus Converstation: UI Housing's Mari Anne Brocker Curry

August 13th, 2018

<p>In Episode 11 Julie Wurth talks with Mari Anne Brocker Curry, associate director of UI Housing, about how new college students &mdash; and their families &mdash; can prepare for move-in day.</p> &…

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 Day, police-community relations, and his time as chief at Ohio State, a 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 decision to leave Hong Kong for Canada when he was 17, his research into …

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 Midwest, a proposed ACES &quot;corridor&quot; and changes in st…

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 graduates and what employers are looking for &mdash; and it&rs…

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 movement, the Bill Cosby verdict, and her past legal work representing the NFL …

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 aid, administrative costs, a statewide higher education plan, and the cha…

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 &ldquo;molecular prosthetics&rdquo; and the promise of the new Car…

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 U of I, his own union background growing up in Atlanta, and why he thin…
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