UIUC http://wuis.org en Harsh Winter Freezing Out Some Crop-Devouring Pests http://wuis.org/post/harsh-winter-freezing-out-some-crop-devouring-pests <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Despite what they may be thinking now, Midwest grain farmers and backyard gardeners alike may be thankful for the recent arctic temperatures before 2014 is out.</span></p><p>That’s because soil that’s frozen solid from weeks of below average temperatures isn’t exactly a cozy spot for hibernating insects that <a href="http://www.insectforecast.com/">feed on crops</a> as soon as the spring thaw comes.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:41:32 +0000 Peter Gray 18833 at http://wuis.org Harsh Winter Freezing Out Some Crop-Devouring Pests U of I Faculty Without Tenure Want More Security http://wuis.org/post/u-i-faculty-without-tenure-want-more-security <p>The growing number of professors at the University of Illinois who don&#39;t have tenure want somebody besides their students to listen to them.<br />&nbsp;<br />The <a href="http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2013-10-06/nontenure-track-faculty-seek-voice-ui-campus.html">Champaign News-Gazette reports</a> adjunct faculty, instructors, lecturers and others who don&#39;t have tenure are hoping the school will take steps that would give them more job stability. Some are even assessing the need for a faculty union in Urbana.<br />&nbsp; Mon, 07 Oct 2013 10:12:04 +0000 Associated Press 10423 at http://wuis.org U of I Faculty Without Tenure Want More Security Republicans Propose Tuition Tax Breaks http://wuis.org/post/republicans-propose-tuition-tax-breaks <p style="font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 24px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, 'Bitstream Charter', serif;">With college tuition on the rise, Illinois House Republicans say they want to give working class families a break, and an incentive to go to a school in state.</p><p style="font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 24px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, 'Bitstream Charter', serif;">&nbsp;</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 22:30:18 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 4252 at http://wuis.org Republicans Propose Tuition Tax Breaks