Briefs 5/18/2011

h2. Summer hours for academic buildings and local businesses

Academic buildings have released their schedules for the summer. These changes will mostly affect the open hours of University buildings and services.

The Main Library will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The Undergraduate Library will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The Illini Union will retain its regular open hours of 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

For the hours for services and stores in the Illini Union, please consult http://union.illinois.edu.

Campus bars said they will maintain their regular hours. Legends will also be open on any Sunday the Bulls play.

h2. Politicking steps up to replace IMF’s Strauss-Kahn

The race to succeed Dominique Strauss-Kahn as head of the International Monetary Fund stepped up Tuesday along with pressure on him to resign and avoid undermining the IMF, a key force of global economic stability.

The IMF board could soon move to oust Strauss-Kahn if he insists on remaining in his post while jailed on charges of trying to rape a New York City hotel maid.

Countries further afield began pressing that any discussions over his successor not be restricted to Europe.

Strauss-Kahn has said nothing about his future at the IMF. He was denied bail and is in a New York jail after his weekend arrest. He is due to appear next in court on Friday.

Experts say they think Strauss-Kahn will step down. But if he refuses, the IMF’s 24-member executive board could remove him or place him on administrative leave.

Even before his Sunday arrest, Strauss-Kahn was widely expected to resign from the IMF later this year to pursue the French presidency in 2012.

Despite Strauss-Kahn’s arrest, the IMF says it is operating normally with deputy John Lipsky as interim director.

_Compiled from Daily Illini Staff and Associated Press reports._