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Robert Jones officially approved as chancellor at Board of Trustees meeting

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

Board of Trustees passes new appointment policy

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

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-...

UIUC Beyond Coal to rally before Academic Senate meeting

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

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

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...

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...

Salaita, University reach settlement

Steven Salaita discusses his new book
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...

Board of Trustees to vote on Steven Salaita settlement

Steven Salaita discusses his new book
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...

President Killeen requests to waive retention bonus

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

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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