University of Illinois to create center honoring Roger Ebert

April 2, 2015 1:32 PM

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Efforts are underway to raise about $2.5 million to create a center named for late film critic Roger Ebert in the College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, officials announced Thursday.

Ebert was a Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic for the Chicago Sun-Times who graduated from the University of Illinois. He died of cancer in 2013. The Ebert Center's goal would be to combine the studies of film and ethics to encourage writers and filmmakers to think critically about film, according...

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