Latest LiveBIG: Illinois News

BTN LiveBIG: Share A Solution Stories

BTN LiveBIG Share a Solution looks to engage student journalists to investigate and report on how people from their schools are creating credible responses to social problems. It taps into the growing field of solutions journalism, reporting that include examples of what people are doing to solve problems, highlighting not just news of their success, but details on how or why the approach is working.

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BTN LiveBIG: Illinois women leading on water

Despite strong data and economic proof which demonstrates that everyone benefits when young women are educated and given leadership opportunities, in many countries and even within sections of the United States, women are left out of the leadership equation.

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BTN LiveBIG: Illinois' paralympic champions

For a handful of universities across the country, an iconic athletic program is intertwined with its institution’s identity — to the point that many instinctively associate school and sport.

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BTN LiveBIG: Illinois student wins prestigious award

Amanda Rowland defines the word selfless.

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BTN LiveBIG: Illinois premiere

Tonight the University of Illinois episode kicks off the 2014 LiveBIG season after Coach John Groce’s Fighting Illini take on the Wisconsin Badgers. In the episode you’ll learn more about astronaut Mike Hopkins, who was once the captain of the Illinois football team, and the largest supercomputer in the world (aka “Blue Waters”).

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BTN LiveBIG: Roger Powell Jr. making a difference

Roger Powell Jr. capped off his collegiate career in style at the Final Four.

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BTN LiveBIG: Tim Brasic leading Illini off the field

In the coming weeks, students on every campus in the Big Ten Conference will return home for the holidays. The idea of returning home, whether it’s at the end of the calendar year or the conclusion of a student’s collegiate career, is one that often brings mixed emotions.

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BTN LiveBIG: Orange Krush impacting local organizations

In John Groce’s first year at the helm of the Illini men’s basketball program, his team relied on the deep threat. And that mindset — 280 made three-point field goals — helped the Illini reach the second round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament for the first time since 2011.

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BTN LiveBIG: Nancy Brinker running to beat cancer

Nancy Brinker, a member of the University of Illinois’ Class of 1968, has defined LiveB1G for more than 30 years.

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BTN LiveBIG: Exploring Illinois' innovative research

BTN’s new series, BTN LiveBIG, continues Thursday with stories highlighting how the Illini community is making an impact in Champaign and around the world including research of flexible and transient electronics to help researchers monitor people and the environment more closely.

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