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Board of Trustees approves tuition freeze, revised background check policy

January 25, 2016

Abigale svobodaNews editorTuitionIllinois residents who are admitted to the University in February are now guaranteed the same tuition rate as current first-year students.chThe Board of Trustees voted...

Academic Senate passes resolution on background checks

Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson listens to attendees speak about various issues at the Academic Senate meeting on Monday.
December 8, 2015

A vote by the Academic Senate on Monday urged change in the background check policy that has been a concern since the Board of Trustees postponed its implementation in October.In a 55 to 35 vote, members...

Faculty members to discuss censure, background checks

October 9, 2015

The University chapter of the American Association of University Professors will hold a public discussion about censure on Oct. 20.The discussion will be led by three faculty panelists and will focus...

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

Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson addressing the UIUC Senate for their first meeting on September 21st, 2015.
September 22, 2015

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...

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

Teresa Barnes, History professor, proposes a resolution to urge the Board of Trustees to postpone the implementation of a new background check policy.
September 22, 2015

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...

Policy language a hot topic for the Senate Executive Committee

Abbas Benmamoun explains the purpose of the newly approved background check policy at the Senate Executive Committee meeting Monday.
September 14, 2015

Concerns about policy language dominated the Senate Executive Meeting on Monday, where members discussed the background check approved by the Board of Trustees Thursday and the creation of the chancellor...

UI Board waits on state budget, approves background check

September 11, 2015

To officially kick off the academic year, the Board of Trustees approved a widely debated background check procedure, addressed the lack of a finalized state budget and discussed 10-day enrollment numbers.Background...

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