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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 ...

Former state representative named director of community and government relations

Former state representative named director of community and government relations

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 21, 2018


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, News

The University selected Robert Flider, former state representative director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture, as the director of community and government relations for the Office of the Chancellor. His position will take effect Monday and is subject to approval by the University of Illinois...

Increase in UI budget request to help retain in-state enrollment

Increase in UI budget request to help retain in-state enrollment

By Heather Schlitz, Assistant News Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

Lucrative financial aid deals from out-of-state schools, drawing Illinois high school students away from the state, has partially fueled the five-percent increase in the University’s $681 million budget request for state aid. The increase would allocate $10 million toward scholarships for undergraduat...

UI system launches campaign to highlight statewide impact

UI system launches campaign to highlight statewide impact

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 11, 2018


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

The University of Illinois System is launching an 'Altogether Extraordinary' campaign to increase the public’s knowledge about the University’s value and impact. According to the press release, Tim Killeen, president of the UI System, said this initiative is intended to raise awareness to the ...

UI students file federal lawsuit against University for violation of rights

UI students file federal lawsuit against University for violation of rights

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 9, 2018


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

Three University students filed a federal lawsuit against University officials and an instructor for the violation of their rights to free press, free speech and due process. The three plaintiffs are University students Joel Valdez, Andrew Minik and Blair Nelson. The lawsuit follows an assault agai...

Students face no consequences for not attending iConnect

Students face no consequences for not attending iConnect

By Niani Scott, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, News

Students will not face consequences for failure to attend I-Connect, a workshop all first-year and transfer students at the University are required to attend, said Ross Wantland, director of Diversity, Education and Social Justice under the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations. “I-Connect is a fi...

More financial aid is being awarded, but not to more students

More financial aid is being awarded, but not to more students

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime Editor

April 5, 2018


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, News, Showcase

The amount of financial aid that has been awarded to students has been increasing, but the percentage of students receiving aid has slightly dropped, according to the Division of Management Information. In the 2008-09 school year, about $666,026 in financial aid was awarded to students at the Universit...

Protest in front of Alumni Center calls for fair wages

Protest in front of Alumni Center calls for fair wages

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 3, 2018


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

Just last week, parents signed a petition for the University administration to negotiate with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees for fair wages for childcare employees at the Child Development Laboratory. On Tuesday, members of AFSCME protested outside of the Alice Campbel...

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