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Board of Trustees passes new appointment policy

Board of Trustees passes new appointment policy

By Megan Jones, Staff writer

May 9, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, News

New professors who begin teaching classes in August will work until September without having their appointments approved by the Board of Trustees. For some, such as Steven Salaita whose controversial appointment was denied, this can create a lack of job security leading into the academic year. Whil...

Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition considers strike

Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition considers strike

By Megan Jones

April 10, 2016


Filed under News

Some non-tenure faculty hope to show University administrators the importance of their work by exploring striking in the near future. The Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition Local 6546 voted to explore striking through a committee and will continue to call for labor action, said Union President Shawn Gilmor...

Academic Senate passes two environmental sustainability-driven resolutions

Academic Senate passes two environmental sustainability-driven resolutions

By Megan Jones

April 4, 2016


Filed under News

Athena, a 9-month-old infant, was in attendance at Beyond Coal’s rally Monday. While she couldn’t speak words or even hold a poster in support of divesting from coal, she represented something bigger — the future. Joe Edwards, co-president of Beyond Coal and Athena’s father, said his daugh...

Student resolution urges University to divest from coal

By Megan Jones

March 30, 2016


Filed under News

After years of pushing for the University to divest its $5.1 million investment in coal holdings, a student-led resolution will be voted on by the Academic Senate on Monday.The resolution calls on the University of Illinois Board of Trustees to divest from coal operators and mining companies. This is not...

Senate executive committee talks options for budget impasse

By Megan Jones

March 29, 2016


Filed under News

The Senate Executive Committee set the agenda for next week’s academic senate, centering around effects of the budget impasse and new proposals.There are no updates on the state’s budget impasse, Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson said, and administrators recently spoke to the senate appropri...

University copes with state budget impasse

By Christin Watkins

December 10, 2015


Filed under News

By Christin WatkinsStaff WriterUniversity President Timothy Killeen asked the University community to “pretend we are looking into a future with a state higher education budget,” at a town hall meeting on Monday Nov. 16.The continued lack of funding from the state for higher education has become a r...

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


Filed under News

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,...

UI AAUP chapter to hold censure discussion

By Imogen Lindsley

October 19, 2015


Filed under News

On Tuesday, Harry Hilton,CC president of the UI chapter of the American Association of University Professors, will mediate the chapter’s open discussion, “AAUP Censure, Academic Freedom, and Criminal Background Checks,” in the Illini Union.Discussions on academic freedom and faculty governance have become incr...

Killeen, peers urge Rauner to end budget impasse

Killeen, peers urge Rauner to end budget impasse

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 1, 2015


Filed under News

October marks the fourth month without a state budget. University President Timothy Killeen acknowledged the lack of a budget in a massmail Wednesday and informed the community about a letter he and nine other university presidents wrote to Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois politicians.In the massmail Kill...

Students push to bring back La Carta

Students  push to bring back La Carta

By Adam Kaz

September 30, 2015


Filed under News

Tweet: University students are trying to bring back La Carta magazine.Student leaders of La Casa Cultural Latina are using the center’s resources to bring back the defunct Hispanic publication La Carta Informativa.La Casa’s goal is to develop the educational, cultural and sociopolitical programs...

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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...

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