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217 Today: New provost comes to U of I after increasing diverse enrollment, long political science career

John Coleman, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Provost as of July 19, 2023.

June 20, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • A Democratic Illinois Congressman says lawmakers need to do more to prevent mass shootings.
  • Illinois police departments can now use drones to patrol parades and other special events.
  • An Illinois prison watchdog is calling on the state to act faster to meet its own goal of closing all youth prisons.
  • University of Illinois researchers are working on a way to make it easier to locate cancerous tumors in the body. 

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear a conversation with the incoming provost of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Reporting contributed by Alex Degman, Patrick Smith, Owen Henderson and Reginald Hardwick.


Stephanie Mosqueda

Stephanie Mosqueda

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