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BTN LiveBIG: Best of … Illinois

At the intersection of academics and innovation lie Champaign and Urbana. When it comes to success in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields, few colleges can claim to be on the same level as the University of Illinois. The list of Illini alumni in these areas is long and distinguished, and includes names like Fazlur Rahman Khan (structural engineer for groundbreaking skyscrapers like the John Hancock Center in Chicago) and Martin Eberhard (co-founder of Tesla Motors). In information technology and computer science in particular, Illinois excels. From famous figures like Larry Ellison and Marc Andreessen to lesser-known —

BTN LiveBIG: Husker athletes export service and spirit to global community

Student-athletes can usually look forward to a break from school and sports during the summer months. And while a handful of Huskers recently got a breather from lectures and practices, the work they performed instead was at least as challenging — and rewarding. About 20 student-athletes traveled to the small village of Las Pajas in the Dominican Republic for a few weeks out of last month to take part in the NoFilter program. Operated by Stacey Burling and Jordan Wilson, both Life Skills coordinators at the University of Nebraska’s Athletics Department, NoFilter started last year with a service trip to

BTN LiveBIG: At Purdue, a big goal leads to a 'tiny' home

During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. It was a simple question, but by no means an easy one to answer: How do you want to change the world? Kirk Alter, an associate professor at Purdue University, put that query before the students in his Monday night class in sustainable construction. And putting their heads together, those students came up with a plan. “This year they decided they wanted

BTN LiveBIG: Minnesota student makes music to prisoners' ears

Behind the walls of the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee, Minn., a woman is crying. It’s one of the first rehearsals of a new choir at the prison called Voices of Hope, and what’s going on in a small room has hit a major emotional chord. “This woman joined us tonight and cried the entire time,” explained UM doctoral student Amanda Weber, the choir leader. At the end of the session, Weber asked her, “Are you okay? “The woman told me she was confused. She said, ‘I’m not usually an emotional person, but for some reason, I can’t stop crying.’ “That’s what music

BTN LiveBIG: Rutgers' prison-to-college program opens up better life paths

Reflecting on when he began tutoring young inmates over a decade ago, Donald Roden modestly says, “I certainly didn’t anticipate this in 2002.” From those humble origins came the Mountainview Program, now a successful prison-to-college pathway at Rutgers. Roden, a professor of Japanese history at the university, began as a volunteer GED tutor at the Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility. Over time, he learned that community-college courses were offered to inmates who’d earned their GED. Two years later, he established a program to bridge the gap between correctional facilities and a college education. With support and advice from his colleagues and