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An university faculty member congratulates new chancellor Robert J. Jones in the Illini Union on Wednesday, June 20th, 2016.

Robert Jones officially approved as chancellor at Board of Trustees meeting

By Claire Hettinger, News Editor July 21, 2016

The board of trustees unanimously approved Dr. Robert Jones as the permanent University chancellor Thursday. Jones is the first African-American chancellor of the University. He will begin Oct. 3. Until...

President-elect Timothy L. Killeen takes notes during the board of trustees meeting at the Illini Union on March 12, 2015.

Board of Trustees passes new appointment policy

By Megan Jones, Staff writer May 9, 2016

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...

Board of Trustees approves contract to increase UI use of minority business vendors

By Samantha Jones Toal March 16, 2016

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees approved a new contract aimed to attract more minority and female-owned businesses as vendors Wednesday.Under the approved purchasing initiative, 28 minority-...

Sophomore Julia Nikolaev shows support for UIUC Beyond Coal student organization which stages a

UIUC Beyond Coal to rally before Academic Senate meeting

By Ashni Gandhi March 14, 2016

As public attention to global climate change has increased, UIUC Beyond Coal will advocate for the University to stop investing and using coal with a rally and vote held on April 4.JTThe administration...

Student trustee candidates discuss mental health, diversity

By Samantha Jones Toal March 9, 2016

As the three candidates for student trustee debated in the Courtyard Cafe of the Illini Union on Tuesday, issues of mental health, the state budget impasse and diversity and inclusivity took center stage.Collin...

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...

UI proposes no tuition increase for incoming students

By Daily Illini Staff Report January 20, 2016

The University has again recommended maintaining in-state tuition for next year’s freshman class.In a press release issued Wednesday, the University confirmed that it will propose keeping base tuition...

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

Academic Senate passes resolution on background checks

By Christin Watkins 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...

Steven Salaita discusses his new book

Salaita, University reach settlement

By Abigale Svoboda November 12, 2015

The Board of Trustees has authorized an $875,000 settlement with Steven Salaita, the man who has been the center of many University conversations over the last 14 months.A University press release sent...

Steven Salaita discusses his new book

Board of Trustees to vote on Steven Salaita settlement

By Abigale Svoboda November 10, 2015

The Board of Trustees is expected to vote on a possible settlement with Steven Salaita at the board’s meeting in Chicago on Thursday.The vote to authorize a settlement was listed as part of the roll...

University of Illinois President, Timothy Killeen at the homecoming pep rally on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015.

President Killeen requests to waive retention bonus

By Abigale Svoboda November 1, 2015

President Timothy Killeen proposed two changes to Board of Trustees protocol at the Governance, Personnel and Ethics committee meeting Thursday.Trustee Timothy Koritz announced Killeen’s request to waive...

UI AAUP chapter to hold censure discussion

By Imogen Lindsley October 19, 2015

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...

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