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Academic Senate passes two environmental sustainability-driven resolutions

Academic Senate passes two environmental sustainability-driven resolutions

By Megan Jones

April 4, 2016


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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...

University scores search firms for chancellor

University scores search firms for chancellor

By Samantha Jones Toal

February 28, 2016


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The University has hired multiple executive consultant firms to aid in the selection of high-ranking personnel over the past year given the absence of a permanent chancellor, athletic director and University president. For the chancellor search, they have selected Greenwood/Asher & Associates to help l...

Rauner vetoes MAP grants legislation

By Samantha Jones Toal

February 20, 2016


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Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed legislation that would have appropriated $721 million for the Monetary Award Program (MAP) on Friday.In a press release, Rauner said the bill would, “would explode the State’s budget deficit, exacerbate the State’s cash flow crisis, and place further strain on social...

Killeen announces second set of town hall meetings

Killeen announces second set of town hall meetings

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 11, 2016


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President Timothy Killeen issued a University Massmail on Thursday announcing a town hall meeting on each University campus. According to the Massmail, the town hall meetings will consist of "robust and thoughtful discussions about the draft plan" of the University's strategic plan. The University's...

Killeen: Lack of budget is causing reputational, operational damage to UI

By Samantha Joes Toal

January 25, 2016


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The state budget impasse was President Timothy Killeen’s focus at his annual “special meeting” with the Senate Executive Committee on Monday.“We still don’t have a budget, as you know, and we are well into the fiscal year,” Killeen said. “It is causing damage — both operational and...

What you missed over winter break

By Daily Illini Staff Report

January 19, 2016


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Representative Davis voices opposition to Obama’s gun control actionBy MaryCate MostAssistant news editorFollowing President Barack Obama’s emotional address about new gun control measures, Illinois 13th district representative Rodney Davis reiterated his opposition to gun control.“I took an oa...

What you missed over winter break

By Daily Illini Staff Report

January 18, 2016


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By Peter Bailey-WellsSports editorInterim Illinois Chancellor Barbara Wilson announced that the University had selected an executive search firm to assist her previously chosen search committee with hiring a new athletic director.JTThe search firm in question is Korn Ferry, the world’s largest execu...

Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson encourages students to enhance diversity in spring semester

By Daily Illini Staff Report

January 18, 2016


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Every semester, campus leaders invite students back to campus, typically in the form of a University Massmail. On Monday, however, Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson acknowledged feedback about how she communicates in a video message. In her video message, Wilson said that after conversations with studen...

Wilson adds search firm to Illini AD hunt

Wilson adds search firm to Illini AD hunt

By Peter Bailey-Wells

December 17, 2015


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Interim Illinois Chancellor Barbara Wilson announced Wednesday that the University had selected an executive search firm to assist her previously chosen search committee with hiring a new athletic director.The search firm in question is Korn Ferry, the world's largest executive search firm, which has...

UI students push for change on campus

By Marijo Enderle

December 9, 2015


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By Marijo EnderleAssistant news editorThe creation of an “Illini White Student Union” Facebook page — created on Nov. 18 — gained national attention and sparked responses and new initiatives from University administrators.The Facebook page denounced black students and Black Lives Matter suppor...

UI settles with Salaita

December 9, 2015


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By Abigale SvobodaNews editorThe Board of Trustees authorized an $875,000 settlement with Steven Salaita, on Nov. 12, following 14 months of protests, legal motions and inter-University conflict.Salaita, the man who was at the center of many University conversations since August 2014 agreed to the sett...

Campus group demands new approach to addressing racism and discrimination at UI

By Charlotte Collins and Dixita Limbachia

December 9, 2015


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Standing with heR is a group of women on campus that has pushed for more diversity and inclusion at the University.The group organized demands Tuesday for University administration in relation to the racism on campus. Member and student Pasha Trotter said she believes the demands given to administration by ...

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