By Julie Wurth
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The News-Gazette's Julie Wurth, who’s been on the University of Illinois beat for more than 25 years, chats with campus newsmakers.
||CleanCampus Conversation: Kim Kidwell||In this episode, Julie Wurth talks with Kim Kidwell, dean of the UI College of ACES, about the new campus feed mill, what drew her back to the Midwest, a proposed ACES "corridor" and changes in store for the college and UI Extension.||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCampus conversation: Gail Rooney||In Episode 7, Julie Wurth talks with Gail Rooney, director of the University of Illinois Career Center, about the strong job market for 2018 graduates and what employers are looking for — and it’s not just technical skills.||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCampus conversation: Suja Thomas||In Episode 6, Julie Wurth talks with UI law professor Suja Thomas about her new book on employment discrimination cases, the #MeToo movement, the Bill Cosby verdict, and her past legal work representing the NFL Players Association.||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCampus conversation: Barbara Wilson||In Episode 5, Julie Wurth talks with Barbara Wilson, vice president for academic affairs and former chancellor at the UI, about financial aid, administrative costs, a statewide higher education plan, and the chances for progress on the Chief Illiniwek issue.||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCampus conversation: Martin Burke||In Episode 4, longtime UI beat writer Julie Wurth talks with noted UI chemistry Prof. Martin Burke about his ground-breaking research on “molecular prosthetics” and the promise of the new Carle Illinois College of Medicine.||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConversation with Gus Wood||In Episode 3, Julie Wurth talks with Graduate Employees Organization Co-President Gus Wood about the union’s recent strike at the U of I, his own union background growing up in Atlanta, and why he thinks the university’s approach to negotiations leads to labor unrest.||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConversation with Andy Borst||In Episode 2, Julie Wurth talks with University of Illinois Admissions Director Andy Borst about why so many top high school seniors leave the state for college — and why a plan for a common application for all Illinois universities might not help. Plus, he has some interesting numbers on next fall's freshman class.||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConversation with B. Joseph White||In Episode 1, Julie Wurth chats with UI President Emeritus B. Joseph White, now a business professor, about his time as president and the recent scandals that forced out leaders at Michigan State and other schools.||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|