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Professors advocate limits on harassment

Professors advocate limits on harassment

By Clare Budin, Senior Reporter

February 18, 2019


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

Members of the University’s Senate have responded to the online and in-person harassment of an outspoken professor with steps to prevent contentious in-class confrontations. However, there is still disagreement over whether these steps are strong enough. Jay Rosenstein, professor in Media, has long...

UI staff file racial harassment lawsuit

UI staff file racial harassment lawsuit

By Olivia Welshans, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


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

University employees filed a lawsuit on Jan. 28 in federal court, containing allegations of racial harassment of black employees and claims the office tasked with investigating discrimination is itself guilty of racial harassment. The plaintiffs allege in the class action complaint filed with the co...

Illinois hires new professors

Illinois hires new professors

By Benedicte Yenyi Mulumba, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


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

The University of Illinois System has created a recruitment program with a budget of $60 million to hire faculty to work on expanding the research at each of the three campuses. The candidates, 10 professors at the University, three in Chicago and one in Springfield, will work on expanding the except...

Professor earns award for tinnitus research

Professor earns award for tinnitus research

By Alex Sardjev, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Science & Technology

Tinnitus is one of the most common health conditions in the United States, affecting an estimated 45 million Americans, according to the American Tinnitus Association. Despite its prevalence, scientific knowledge about the condition remains limited. In an effort to better understand tinnitus, Fatima Husa...

Pritzker appoints 5 new members to UI Board of Trustees

Pritzker appoints 5 new members to UI Board of Trustees

By The Daily Illini staff report

February 9, 2019


Filed under Administration, News, State

The University gained five new Board of Trustees members, appointed by Democratic Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker. Attorney Kareem Dale, human service agency CEO Ricardo Estrada, and attorney Patricia Brown Holmes, were seated as the new trustee members. Private equity CEO Donald Edwards and form...

Gies creates new dean position

Gies creates new dean position

By Ashley Fu, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus Life, News

When Amazon grew into the largest e-commerce retailer from a bookseller on the internet, the market was disrupted, leaving companies to find new business models to keep up with the competition. As such phenomena become more commonplace due to rapidly advancing technology, the Gies College of Business i...

In-state tuition freezes for fall

In-state tuition freezes for fall

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 7, 2019


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois Student Government, News, State, Top Stories

The University will freeze tuition for in-state freshmen for the fifth straight year next fall. The last time the University experienced a tuition freeze of this length was from 1962 to 1968. However, non residents will have increased tuition along with student fees and housing costs, which will keep up wi...

Faculty reviews sexual misconduct policy

Faculty reviews sexual misconduct policy

By Benedicte Yenyi Mulumba, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus Life, News

After several accounts of sexual misconduct and sexual assault allegations at the University, several faculty members joined together to create a panel to review sexual misconduct policies. The panel of professors and University board members consists of seven women and five men. Robin Kar, professor...

UI racks up public record denials; requests improperly blocked 63 percent of the time

UI racks up public record denials; requests improperly blocked 63 percent of the time

By Therese Pokorney, Assistant News Editor

January 31, 2019


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, News, State, Top Stories

The University of Illinois has been found to be one of the top offenders for improperly releasing public records under the Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act, according to a recent report by the Better Government Association, a nonpartisan watchdog group in Illinois. The report stated that among the denied FOIA and OMA requests sent to the attorney general’s Public Access Counselor’s office for review, the Unive...

Award-winning paper examines social media, public relations

Award-winning paper examines social media, public relations

By Tiara Cosby, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, News, State

The National Communication Association chooses one scholarly article out of over 100 submissions for the PRIDE Research Award each year. Assistant professor John Wirtz and University alumna Thais Zimbre were selected for their article researching dialogic communication this year.  “Our project s...

Chancellor cancels classes due to dangerous weather conditions

Chancellor cancels classes due to dangerous weather conditions

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

January 29, 2019


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

All University classes will be canceled Tuesday after 6 p.m. through Wednesday due to dangerous weather conditions. Chancellor Robert Jones made the announcement through a Massmail to students and faculty Tuesday morning. Temperatures are expected to be minus 5 degrees without wind chill and less...

Research reexamines mechanism of sperm movement

Research reexamines mechanism of sperm movement

By Sana Khadilkar, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus Life, News, Science & Technology

A new study reveals that motile cilia, organelles protruding from the surface of the cell, have a different function in the male reproductive system than previously thought. A collaboration between University Professor Emeritus Rex Hess and professor Wei Yan of the University of Nevada examined the ...

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