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Updated: Interim Provost Ed Feser leaving University for Oregon State

Updated: Interim Provost Ed Feser leaving University for Oregon State

Angelica LaVito, Staff writer
January 10, 2017
Filed under Administration, Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Ed Feser, interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost, is leaving the University for Oregon State University. Feser will start as Oregon State’s provost and executive vice president Feb. 28, replacing Ron Adams, who has served as interim since July 1. Feser has served as interim vi... Read more »

Taking a look back at administration throughout the semester

Taking a look back at administration throughout the semester

Megan Jones and Angelica LaVito
December 12, 2016
Filed under Administration, News, Semester-in-Review

First dean of College of Medicine announced — Aug. 30 Dr. King Li was appointed to serve as the inaugural dean for the College of Medicine and began on Oct. 1. His main goals included starting to hire faculty for the college, ensuring accreditation applications were submitted and finishing curriculum plans. ... Read more »

UI to continue paying employees despite no federal requirement

UI to continue paying employees despite no federal requirement

Angelica LaVIto, Staff Writer
December 8, 2016
Filed under Administration, News, Top Stories

The University will continue with promised pay raises despite a federal injunction of the Fair Labor Standards Act.   The rule would have increased the threshold for overtime eligibility from $23,660 annually to $47,476 annually. The University planned to increase some employees’ salaries to m... Read more »

UIPD to review classroom policing after incident makes professor uncomfortable

UIPD to review classroom policing after incident makes professor uncomfortable

Megan Jones, Staff writer
December 6, 2016
Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

A stolen cell phone ignited a debate about a larger issue on campus: inclusion and diversity. The Academic Senate voted on a resolution Monday to urge reaffirmation of the commitment to on-campus inclusion and to develop a set of best practices with the University of Illinois Police Department for circumstances when l... Read more »

University RSO funding differs from other Big Ten schools

University RSO funding differs from other Big Ten schools

Adam Kaz, Staff Writer
December 5, 2016
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, ISS, News, Showcase

Most Big Ten universities give their student government the task of allocating RSO funds collected from the student body. But at the University, a separate entity is in charge of assigning the tens of thousands of dollars every year. The Student Organization Resource Fee, or SORF, Board is given th... Read more »

Employee pay raises uncertain after federal court ruling

Employee pay raises uncertain after federal court ruling

Angelica LaVito, Staff Writer
December 2, 2016
Filed under Administration, News, Top Stories

The University is one of countless schools across the country scrambling after a federal court issued an injunction, which delayed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act's overtime exemption rule, which was set to take effect Dec. 1.  The rule would have increased the threshold for overtime eligibi... Read more »

To measure a major, look beyond enrollment numbers

To measure a major, look beyond enrollment numbers

Angelica LaVito, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under Administration, Campus, News, Showcase

Kirk Halverson ranks at the top of his class — and at the bottom. He is the only student at the University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the teaching of Latin. Halverson started as a mechanical engineering major and switched after his freshman year. He spent a good portion of that year doi... Read more »

Plans for campus raise concerns about sustainability, cultural houses

Plans for campus raise concerns about sustainability, cultural houses

Megan Jones and Angelica LaVito, Staff Writers
November 30, 2016
Filed under Administration, News

University planners shared their vision for what the campus will look like over the next two to three decades at an open forum Wednesday night. Lauren Williams, landscape architect and urban designer, and Andy Vazzano, strategic planner, presented three ideas to reshape the physical layout at the C... Read more »

Alumnus gives $1 million for scholarships, talks importance of education

Alumnus gives $1 million for scholarships, talks importance of education

Megan Jones, Staff Writer
November 30, 2016
Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Both Chancellor Robert Jones and alumnus Robert Carr have two strong principles of belief: the importance of higher education and the power of a scholarship for young adults. Carr received a $250 scholarship from a women’s club of Lockport while in high school, and Jones received a small scholarship... Read more »

Chancellor Jones discusses the UI black community with student leaders

Chancellor Jones discusses the UI black community with student leaders

Jessica Berbey, Staff Writer
November 29, 2016
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, News

University leaders held a panel discussion on Monday addressing the relationship between the black community at Illinois and the University. The event was co-hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and 100 STRONG. 100 STRONG is a Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center student program designed t... Read more »

Q & A with Student Trustee Collin Schumock

Q & A with Student Trustee Collin Schumock

Angelica LaVito, Staff Writer
November 29, 2016
Filed under Administration, News, Top Stories

Meet Collin Schumock, UIUC student trustee Major: Economics and political science with a minor in applied statistics Hometown: Geneva, Illinois Future plans: Schumock is in the process of applying to PhD programs and hopes to become a professor in political economy. Free time activities: “... Read more »

Administration discusses future of undocumented students, faculty

Administration discusses future of undocumented students, faculty

Megan Jones, Staff Writer
November 29, 2016
Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

In response to a petition on campus requesting that the University become a sanctuary for undocumented students, Chancellor Robert Jones created a working group to review University policy for these students. Cities across the country have reaffirmed their stances as sanctuary cities after the el... Read more »