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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, 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...

Rauner appoints Perl to last spot of UI trustee board

Rauner appoints Perl to last spot of UI trustee board

By Jessica Bursztynsky, Managing editor for reporting

May 16, 2018


Filed under Administration, News

The last vacant position on the University's Board of Trustees was filled Tuesday by Chicago attorney and 1987 University accountancy alumnus Sanford 'Sandy' Perl. Governor Bruce Rauner appointed Perl, which closed the position that has been open since January 2017. "Sandy Perl is a phenomenal...

University offers resources to assist final exam scheduling

University offers resources to assist final exam scheduling

By Madalyn Velisaris, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


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

Many students have the experience of stressing over a hectic final exam schedule. Luckily, the University has resources in place to accommodate those in need. The Student Code says students who have three in-person exams within a 24-hour period are eligible to obtain a conflict exam. However, if a student want...

E. coli outbreak not cause for concern at University

E. coli outbreak not cause for concern at University

By Olivia Welshans, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


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

Students eating in University dining halls are not at risk for falling ill due to the recent E. coli outbreak in crops of romaine lettuce that was reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The CDC issued a warning for all lettuce grown in the Yuma, Arizona, region, including salad mix...

Parkland offers UI student alternatives for summer courses

Parkland offers UI student alternatives for summer courses

By Cori Lippert, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, News

A concurrent enrollment program between the University and Parkland College will allow University students to take classes at Parkland over the summer for University credit.  “Concurrent enrollment means that University of Illinois students can take classes at Parkland at the Parkland tuition rate over ...

University system faculty targeted for poaching due to budget issues

University system faculty targeted for poaching due to budget issues

By Therese Pokorney, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, State

The state of Illinois is to decide whether the University System will receive additional funding to combat faculty poaching by other peer universities. University faculty members have been targeted by other colleges due to the recent budget impasse, said Barbara Wilson, vice president for academic ...

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