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External report addresses UI diversity and inclusion

External report addresses UI diversity and inclusion

Luke Cooper, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, News, Top Stories

A team of non-university affiliated reviewers released a report on April 26, evaluating and critiquing the University’s efforts for diversity and inclusion. The External Review Report and the reviewers involved in the evaluation process were requested by Chancellor Robert Jones shortly after his appoint...

Campus resources aim to ensure student mental health

Campus resources aim to ensure student mental health

Karen Liu, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, News

As the end of the semester draws near, campus resources are receiving an influx of students in need of mental health support and are pushing for an increase in awareness of their services. Nicole Evans, assistant director of outreach and prevention at the University Counseling Center, said there has ...

Criminal history question may be prohibited from admissions process

Criminal history question may be prohibited from admissions process

Leon Li, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, State

Public colleges and universities in Illinois may soon be prohibited from considering criminal history during the admissions process. The Criminal History in College Applications Act, HB 3142, has been passed by the Illinois House and is awaiting Senate vote. Many college applications, including the Com...

UI draft plan envisions campus for next decade

UI draft plan envisions campus for next decade

Luke Cooper, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

The University released its Preliminary Master Plan, outlining plans for development and renovation of campus infrastructure and land for the next 10 years. Both University committees and the national design firm SmithGroupJJR designed the draft campus plan, which was unveiled on April 11. The plan...

Vice President for economic development and innovation chosen

Vice President for economic development and innovation chosen

Jessica Berbey, Assistant Daytime Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Administration, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, State, Top Stories

Edward Seidel has been appointed vice president for economic development and innovation for the University of Illinois System. “It is really an honor to be asked to take on this role for the university system, which includes all three campuses at Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield,” Seidel sai...

College of Business to offer online Accounting master’s

College of Business to offer online Accounting master’s

Aaron Brannen, Contributing Writer
April 24, 2017
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, News

The College of Business announced an online Master’s degree program for accounting students. The Illinois Master’s of Science in Accounting is expected to launch in Fall 2017. Dean of Business Jeffrey Brown and Professor of Accounting Brooke Elliott, the incoming head of the Accounting Department sp...

University officials host town hall, addresses campus concerns

University officials host town hall, addresses campus concerns

Luke Cooper, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, News

The Senior Leadership Team of the University held a town hall meeting at the Illini Union to discuss the state of the University and the challenges it faces with faculty, staff and students Wednesday afternoon. “Higher education is facing some of the most significant challenges in the history of high...

Student trustee candidates prep for repeat election

Student trustee candidates prep for repeat election

Gillian Dunlop, Assistant News Editor
April 17, 2017
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, ISS, News, Top Stories

After a monthlong investigation into the 2017 Student Trustee Election, a repeat election will be held from April 26 to 27. The investigation sparked after Trayshawn Mitchell, junior in LAS, claimed that the Campus Student Election Commission unfairly kept him off the ballot. Mitchell and the other can...

US suspends expedited processing for H-1B work visas; University endures repercussions

US suspends expedited processing for H-1B work visas; University endures repercussions

Luke Cooper, Staff Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, State

University job positions may be empty starting this fall as the United States government has issued a temporary suspension of expedited application processing for H-1B visas, which allow skilled foreigners to work for companies and institutions within the country. This expedited processing, referred ...

African-American cultural center finds permanent campus location

African-American cultural center finds permanent campus location

Taylor Howard, Staff Writer
April 10, 2017
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, News

Nearly 50 years after its original opening, the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center plans to move to its new and permanent home in the 2018-19 academic school year. “The goal is to continue providing African-American students a place where their cultures, identities and norms are understood,” ...

Student health insurance to increase by 24 percent next fall

Student health insurance to increase by 24 percent next fall

Luke Cooper, Staff Writer
April 10, 2017
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

The Board of Trustees approved a proposal on March 15 to increase undergraduate and graduate student health insurance costs by 24 percent beginning in fall 2017. The cost per semester for student insurance for the campus will rise from $320 to $397 for undergraduates and $409 to $508 for graduate st...

Students, faculty gather in support of undocumented Illini

Students, faculty gather in support of undocumented Illini

Leon Li, Staff Writer
April 10, 2017
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

A group of students gathered at Anniversary Plaza on Friday, chanting “Stop deporting! Start supporting!” The Illinois Coalition Assisting Undocumented Students’ Education and Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc led the chant. The two groups hosted the second annual “Coming Out of the Shadows” ...

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