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9:48 pm
Tue August 17, 2010

The Beloit College Mindset List: The List

Beloit, WI – The Beloit College Mindset List: Class of 2014
by Tom McBride and Ron Nief


Most students entering college for the first time this fall the Class of 2014 were born in 1992.

For these students, Benny Hill, Sam Kinison, Sam Walton, Burt Parks and Tony Perkins have always been dead.

1. Few in the class know how to write in cursive.

2. Email is just too slow, and they seldom if ever use snail mail.

3. "Go West, Young College Grad" has always implied "and don't stop until you get to Asia and learn Chinese along the way."

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WNIJ News
9:40 pm
Tue August 17, 2010

Beloit College Mindset List: Class of 2014

Beloit, WI – A new crop of college freshmen is ready to hit the nation's campuses. And the Class of 2014 is the most technologically advanced yet. This "post-email generation" might be a little intimidating to professors who are still fumbling with on-line syllabi and electronic chalkboards. So that's where the authors of Beloit College's annual Mindset List come in. WNIJ's Susan Stephens spoke with them about their on-going project to help students and professors understand each other.

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WNIJ News
7:42 pm
Tue August 17, 2010

SPECIAL REPORT: Blagojevich verdict

live special on the Blagojevich verdict. 29:30

DeKalb, IL – The verdict is in today in the corruption trial of former Governor Rod Blagojevich. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad leads a discussion of the jury's decision. (aired live at 5:00 pm on the afternoon of the verdict).

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WNIJ News
9:42 am
Mon August 16, 2010

Kishwaukee College Referendum

DeKalb – This fall, voters in the Kishwaukee College district will be asked to approve a bond issue to help pay for campus improvements. The college serves 11,000 students from DeKalb, Kane, LaSalle, Lee, Ogle, Winnebago and Boone counties. President Tom Choice has a number of improvements he wants to make. He discusses them with WNIJ's Dan Klefstad.

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WNIJ News
10:33 am
Fri August 13, 2010

Former judge discusses Blagojevich jury

Rockford, IL – Legal experts have been watching the case against former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich carefully. Paul Logli is a former judge who's also a former Winnebago County State's Attorney.

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WNIJ News
10:09 am
Fri August 13, 2010

Groundwater conservation in McHenry County

DeKalb, IL – McHenry County leaders are swimming against the tide of careless water use with a campaign to educate citizens about the precious resource and how to conserve it for their future. WNIJ's Christopher Hosken has the story.

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9:36 am
Fri August 13, 2010

Regional health sciences center at U of I-Rockford

Rockford, IL – A long line of educators and elected officials cut the ribbon yesterday on a new regional health sciences campus in Rockford. WNIJ's Susan Stephens was there.

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WNIJ News
11:11 am
Thu August 12, 2010

Politicians and producers push for more ethanol at the pump

DeKalb, Illinois – In Washington, D-C, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin and 14th District Congressman Bill Foster are campaigning hard for ethanol. Both Democratic lawmakers want the Environmental Protection Agency to raise the amount of ethanol in gasoline from 10 to 15-percent. While area ethanol producers and many corn farmers favor the hike, some believe it would be a big mistake. WNIJ's Christopher Hosken reports.

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WNIJ News
10:06 am
Thu August 12, 2010

Web Extra: Federal awards to area school districts

Springfield, IL – Estimated awards for area school districts
The potential awards shown below for selected school districts within the WNIJ listening area are preliminary estimates calculated by the Illinois State Board of Education, based on General State Aid, the primary education funding formula. The amounts for local revenues and average daily attendance on which these calculations are based are still being finalized. Final amounts for GSA for all districts will not be completed or another month.
District Name ..Estimated Stimulus Share

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WNIJ News
12:39 pm
Wed August 11, 2010

Kishwaukee College Referendum - Ballot Language

DeKalb – Shall the Board of Trustees of Kishwaukee Community College District No. 523, Counties of DeKalb, Kane, LaSalle, Lee, Ogle, Winnebago and Boone and State of Illinois, be authorized to build, equip, alter, renovate and repair community college buildings and facilities, including parking, roadway and other improvements, build and equip additions to community college buildings, install technology improvements and issue bonds of said Community College District to the amount of $52,600,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?

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