This past year will be remembered as the year that freedom of speech (or the lack thereof) on U.S. campuses became international news.
One black man's arrest was the straw that broke the camel's back.
Schools all across the country not only fall short on promises of free expression and academic freedom but openly suppress constitutionally protected speech on campus by using tools such as speech codes to shut down forms of expression that might be uncomfortable, disagreeable, or even offensive to some members of the campus community.
If there is one thing we know about colleges in Illinois, it's that attending them is quite costly. Perhaps a lesser known figure is which university in the state is the most sought after by prospective undergraduate students?