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Gies announces online shift for MBA program

Gies announces online shift for MBA program

May 30, 2019


Filed under Administration, News

Gies College of Business plans to move their Masters of Business Administration program completely online once the current class graduates. As Gies Dean Jeffrey Brown announced to stakeholders last Friday, the College will focus investments on their growing online iMBA program and end enrollment in...

Important dates for end of spring, start of summer semesters

Important dates for end of spring, start of summer semesters

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

May 6, 2019


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, News

Here are some important dates to keep in mind as the semester comes to an end and summer session begins.  Final examinations for spring session end: May 10 Commencement: May 11 Summer session one instruction begins: May 13 Spring 2019 grades available: May 18 Summer session one final ...

LGBTQ Research Symposium encourages education, inclusion

LGBTQ Research Symposium encourages education, inclusion

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

May 3, 2019


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, News

Kevin Nadal, professor of psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Graduate Center at the City University of New York, will be the keynote speaker at the seventh Annual LGBTQ Research Symposium: Research for Change on May 23 and 24. The symposium event offers opportunities for mentoring sessions,...

Petry resigns among allegations of misconduct

Petry resigns among allegations of misconduct

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

May 2, 2019


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase, Top Stories

After an investigation on accusations having to do with his conduct, University professor Joe Petry announced Friday evening he will be retiring from his position at the end of May. Petry was put on leave earlier this semester when the University started its investigation on these allegations. Petry was...

Students satisfied with manually-generated finals schedules

Students satisfied with manually-generated finals schedules

By Ethan Simmons, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


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

Two people constructed the 2,042-course final exam schedule for the spring semester. Terry Free and Chase Driskell are office administrators for Facility Management and Scheduling in the Office of the Registrar. As event specialists, the final exam schedule is one of their primary responsibilities. The w...

Auditor calls for return of Illinois Public Media grant money

Auditor calls for return of Illinois Public Media grant money

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 30, 2019


Filed under Administration, News

A recent audit by the inspector general of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting has recommended that Illinois Public Media should be asked to return more than $67,000 in federal grant money due to discoveries of accounting errors overestimating non-federal financial support. Illinois Public Media,...

Study reveals importance of demographic representation in medical profession

Study reveals importance of demographic representation in medical profession

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019


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

Berkelee Asare, junior in LAS, knew she wanted to become a doctor during her sophomore year of high school when she sought a black dermatologist for her skin problems but had difficulty finding one. Now, she is on the pre-medical track studying chemistry with a minor in African American studies. Her h...

University terminates partnership with Huawei

University terminates partnership with Huawei

By Zihan Wang, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019


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

The University has decided to cancel further partnership with Huawei, one of the largest Chinese high-tech telecommunications equipment companies, which granted fundings and research awards for University faculties.  The decision was not publicly posted on University websites but only announced in an ...

Great Recession affects higher education across the U.S.

Great Recession affects higher education across the U.S.

By Tiara Cosby, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019


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

After the Great Recession in 2009, several universities across the United States are still recovering from the economic decline. A recent report has broken down the aftermath of higher education funding allocated throughout the nation. The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association recently sent out ...

Illinois House expands federal aid to undocumented and transgender individuals

Illinois House expands federal aid to undocumented and transgender individuals

By Meghana Kaza, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019


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

The Illinois House passed a bill that will offer state-funded student financial aid to undocumented immigrants and transgender individuals who have not registered for the draft. The Senate finished its first reading of the bill on April 12. Federal student financial aid is only available to U.S. ci...

Admissions firewall aims to provide transparency

Admissions firewall aims to provide transparency

By Julie Kang, Assistant News Editor

April 25, 2019


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

The University’s admissions firewall policy aims to provide transparency, which has brought an issue to light due to recent college admissions scandals. A decade ago, an investigation at the University revealed “high-level administrators were providing special treatment for relatives of legisla...

Actuarial science celebrates success on 60th anniversary

Actuarial science celebrates success on 60th anniversary

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 23, 2019


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, News

The actuarial science program is celebrating its 60th anniversary at the University with a Risk Analytics Symposium and an Illinois Actuarial Science Reception on Thursday, May 16. The symposium provides practitioners, academics and students a venue to discuss the latest technological development a...

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