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Chinese student enrollment declines

Chinese student enrollment declines

By Therese Pokorney, Assistant Daytime News Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Administration, Champaign-Urbana, News

The population of Chinese students coming to the University has been growing exponentially for the past decade. This year, however, there has been a decline in enrollment for these international students, according to University Division Management Information. Kevin Pitts, vice provost for undergraduate educat...

University stands firm in standardized testing requirements

University stands firm in standardized testing requirements

By Olivia Welshans, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, News

As more universities opt for making standardized test results optional to reach more under-resourced students, the University has no plans to join the trend, but it hopes to use its new tuition waiver to reach lower-income students. The University of Chicago recently announced it would not require domestic u...

Innovation center welcomes director

Innovation center welcomes director

By Therese Pokorney, Assistant Daytime News Editor

September 6, 2018


Filed under Administration, Champaign-Urbana, News

  William Sanders, Electrical and Computer Engineering head, has been named interim director of the Discovery Partners Institute, a new world-class innovation center led by the University System. The DPI is an interdisciplinary research institute in Chicago and is a branch of the Illinois Innovation...

University hires new faculty over summer

University hires new faculty over summer

By Zihan Wang, Staff Writer

September 4, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Over the summer, three faculty members from other universities joined the University under the President’s Distinguished Faculty Hiring Program, and a University professor was appointed the dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts. The three faculty members who joined the Urbana-Champaign cam...

Students react to limited Obama tickets

By Samantha Boyle and Therese Pokorney, Assistant Daytime News Editors

September 2, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News, Uncategorized

Former President Barack Obama will speak at Foellinger Auditorium Friday, but chances are slim for those wanting to attend. “I’m willing to miss work to go see him,” said Jessica Livas, junior in LAS. “The chances of me getting a ticket are so low that I don't even know if I should request...

New visa limitations could put Chinese graduate student enrollment at risk

New visa limitations could put Chinese graduate student enrollment at risk

By Jessica Bursztynsky, Staff Writer

June 11, 2018


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus Life, News

The Trump administration will begin imposing limits on some Chinese visas starting Monday, which could potentially put University research at risk. The plan, which is an effort to counter intellectual property theft, asks U.S. embassies and consular offices to shorten the length of visas for Chin...

I-Promise Mentorship Program to create strong bonds with incoming students

I-Promise Mentorship Program to create strong bonds with incoming students

By Howard Yun, Staff Writer

June 8, 2018


Filed under Administration, News

The Illinois Promise Mentorship Program has been recruiting mentors for the 2018-2019 school year.  Illinois Promise is a scholarship awarded to newly admitted students who have the greatest amount of financial need.  The I-Promise Mentorship Program is an academic, personal and professional support program with resources offered by the Illinois P...

University professor dies at age 55

University professor dies at age 55

By Madalyn Velisaris, Staff Writer

June 5, 2018


Filed under Administration, News

Scott R. White, aerospace engineering professor, died of cancer on May 28 at age 55. According to the Illinois News Bureau, White was known as a pioneer of self-healing and self-regulating materials. He was known for his extensive research and groundbreaking findings throughout the field of engin...

Killeen announces Ghosh as new vice president, CFO of UI system

Killeen announces Ghosh as new vice president, CFO of UI system

By Brooke Eberle, Interim summer editor-in-chief

May 30, 2018


Filed under Administration, News

University President Timothy Killeen has announced Avijit Ghosh as the UI system's permanent vice president and chief financial officer. Ghosh was previously the system's interim CFO and will officially start the position on June 1, pending approval by the Board of Trustees at its meeting on July 19. Ghosh p...

University professor’s missing relative from World War II found after 73 years

University professor’s missing relative from World War II found after 73 years

By Madalyn Velisaris, Staff Writer

May 28, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

A B-24 bomber plane that went missing during World War II was recently found in Hansa Bay, Papua New Guinea. Eleven American servicemen were in the plane when it went down in 1944. According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, after World War II there were around 79,000 Americans unaccounted f...

University professor receives veterinary medicine award

University professor receives veterinary medicine award

By Howard Yu, Contributing Writer

May 25, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase

On Sunday, the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine announced the recipients of its alumni awards. Dr. Krista Keller, assistant professor of zoological medicine at the University, was honored with the Rising Star Award at the commencement ceremony. This award recognizes a recent alum who has ...

UI Board of Trustees announce eight new construction projects

UI Board of Trustees announce eight new construction projects

By Yanchao Zhao, Contributing Writer

May 24, 2018


Filed under Administration, News

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees announced they would advance eight construction projects on the UI campus. “We are firmly committed to facilities that match the excellence of our faculty and our academic and research programs,” said Tim Killeen, the board-directed president, in a pres...

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