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UI staff reduction to increase efficiency

UI staff reduction to increase efficiency

By Madelyn Foster, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, News, Top Stories

The University’s three-campus system is in its final stages of administrative realignment, shifting 115 full-time jobs and $8.4 million to improve administrative services efficiency. The realignment initiative was launched by University President Tim Killeen in 2016 to ensure the University system...

GEO plans to begin strike Feb. 26

GEO plans to begin strike Feb. 26

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 8, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

In response to the administration's plan to withhold tuition waivers for graduate employees, the Graduate Employees' Organization announced this morning that it will begin its strike on Feb. 26. An emergency rally was called by the organization Wednesday night when the University changed the langu...

University striving for better tuition deals similar to ‘Go Blue Guarantee’

University striving for better tuition deals similar to ‘Go Blue Guarantee’

By Rebecca Wood, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, State

As of January, the University of Michigan Go Blue Guarantee grants free tuition to any in-state family receiving an annual income of $65,000 and below. University Vice Provost Kevin Pitts said the University is looking into doing something similar to Michigan’s Go Blue Guarantee and is currently conf...

GEO poised for potential strike

GEO poised for potential strike

By Heather Schlitz, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, News, Top Stories

After nearly a year of bargaining between the University and the Graduate Employees’ Organization, the two parties remain at odds over the progress of their negotiations. Frustrated by a lack of progress and with a strike likely on the horizon, the GEO filed intent to strike paperwork Jan. 29, giving...

Graduate Employees’ Organization announces intent to strike

Graduate Employees’ Organization announces intent to strike

By Jessica Berbey, Assistant Daytime News Editor

January 29, 2018


Filed under Administration, Champaign-Urbana, News

The Graduate Employees Organization filed an intent to strike notice with the Illinois Education Labor Relations Board on Monday. This notice comes after University administration failed to respond to substantial movements in the GEO’s latest proposal, according to a press release. This notice g...

ISG calls for removal of Chief symbols in University buildings

ISG calls for removal of Chief symbols in University buildings

By Cori Lippert, staff writer

January 29, 2018


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Over a decade after the banning of using the likeness of Chief Illiniwek, the University continues to face resistance regarding its presence on campus. Student Body President Raneem Shamseldin, senior in Business, is confident in saying almost every building on campus has a Chief symbol somewhere i...

ISG passes resolution to remove Chief logo

ISG passes resolution to remove Chief logo

By Cori Lippert, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

Illinois Student Government senators heard the public’s opinion about Chief Illiniwek and passed a resolution at Wednesday's meeting to remove the Chief symbol from University buildings. Student Body President Raneem Shamseldin, senior in Business, proposed the resolution during the meeting. Sh...

University of Illinois College of Law faculty, students rally against Trump deputy solicitor general’s invitation to campus

University of Illinois College of Law faculty, students rally against Trump deputy solicitor general’s invitation to campus

By Rebecca Wood, News Reporter

January 24, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

Protesters met at the University of Illinois College of Law to rally against Dean Vikram Amar's decision to invite Deputy Solicitor General Malcolm Stewart to speak to students and faculty. Professor Francis Boyle, senior law professor at the College of Law, said, “This is the first time a high...

University board chairman re-elected to second term

University board chairman re-elected to second term

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

January 23, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

Dr. Timothy N. Koritz is re-elected to a second one-year term as chairman of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Koritz has been a trustee since 2009 and is a staff anesthesiologist at OSF St. James Hospital in Pontiac. He received a bachelor’s at the University of Illinois at Urbana...

Graduate Employees’ Organization rallies against Campus Wage Program

Graduate Employees’ Organization rallies against Campus Wage Program

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

January 18, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

The Graduate Employees’ Organization rallied Thursday in front of Alma Mater to protest the University administration’s bargaining team’s failure to advance negotiations and the administration's proposal of the Campus Wage Program. Patrick Kimutis, member of the GEO bargaining team and graduate ...

University system board members approve longest tuition freeze since 1974

University system board members approve longest tuition freeze since 1974

By The Daily Illini staff report

January 18, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, News, State

University of Illinois system board members approved the proposed tuition freeze for in-state freshmen for the fall 2018 semester. The tuition freeze applies to all University of Illinois campuses: Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield. Tuition rates for some graduate and professional programs will increase in Urbana-C...

University system proposes in-state tuition freeze

University system proposes in-state tuition freeze

By Andrea Flores, Assistant Daytime News Editor

January 7, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

University President Timothy Killeen announced a University of Illinois System proposal extending a tuition freeze for in-state freshmen for the fourth straight year, which matches its longest consecutive rate freeze in over four decades, according to a press release. The Board of Trustees’ Academic...

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