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Interim Chancellor Wilson responds to vigil held to discuss racism and discrimination

Interim Chancellor Wilson responds to vigil held to discuss racism and discrimination

By MaryCate Most

November 17, 2015


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Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson released a statement Monday in response to the vigil held by Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and a number of other student organizations on the Main Quad on Thursday.The vigil was held to discuss racism and discrimination present at the University. Students shared stories,...

Board of Trustees approves Killeen waiving retention bonus

Board of Trustees approves Killeen waiving retention bonus

By Christin Watkins

November 16, 2015


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President Timothy Killeen will not receive his $225,000 five-year-retention bonus. The Board of Trustees approved Killeen’s request to eliminate his retention bonus at the Thursday meeting in Chicago.Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson said she thinks it is too early to tell if Killeen’s decision will...

UI hopes to reach carbon-netural goal 12 years early

UI hopes to reach carbon-netural goal 12 years early

By Lilly Mashayek

October 21, 2015


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The University wants to be a carbon-neutral institution by 2050, but Ben McCall said the goal should be accomplished by 2038.McCall, associate director for campus sustainability, introduced speakers who presented their objectives and areas of specialization at the Illinois Climate Action Plan Forum at th...

UI announces $24 million in cost saving intiatives

UI announces $24 million in cost saving intiatives

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 19, 2015


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University President Timothy Killeen CCannounced approximately $24 million in spending cuts Monday afternoon in a University news release. The cuts will affect programs “not directly related to teaching and research.”The decision was prompted by a committee appointed by Killeen in preparation for t...

Ten takeaways from the first Academic Senate meeting of the school year

Ten takeaways from the first Academic Senate meeting of the school year

By Abigale Svoboda

September 22, 2015


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1) Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson has been in her role for five weeks now. And she doesn’t want the job.At Monday’s Academic Senate meeting, she said she loves the University but does not want to be in her role. She said she only took the position in hopes of helping the Urbana campus get out ...

Members of the Academic Senate debate whether senators use of private email is fair

Members of the Academic Senate debate whether senators use of private email is fair

By Abigale Svoboda

September 22, 2015


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Nick Burbules isn’t afraid of an investigation into his behavior. So long as it’s fair. In August, Burbules, senate member and general educational policy professor, was implicated as an advisor to former chancellor Phyllis Wise when the University released over 1,100 emails between University admini...

Academic Senate to urge to Board to postpone implementation of background checks

Academic Senate to urge to Board to postpone implementation of background checks

September 22, 2015


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The newly approved background check policy is expected to be implemented in less than two weeks, but the Academic Senate might put it on hold. Teresa Barnes, professor of history, presented a resolution at the Academic Senate meeting Monday asking the senate to urge the Board to postpone the impleme...

FAFSA reforms old approach

By Dixita Limbachia

September 21, 2015


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In an effort to make financial aid more accessible the University is one of eight schools that will adopt the U.S. Federal Student Aid office’s new application process.In the past, prospective and enrolled college students filled out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly known as the FAFSA...

Illinois wrestling dominates competition at Loras Open

November 12, 2013


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After being told he would have to redshirt for his junior season last year, 165-pound Jackson Morse made his return to the starting lineup of the Illinois wrestling team at the Loras Open this past weekend and took full advantage of the opportunity. Morse dominated his weight class, winning all five of his match...