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Robert Jones officially approved as chancellor at Board of Trustees meeting

Robert Jones officially approved as chancellor at Board of Trustees meeting

By Claire Hettinger, News Editor

July 21, 2016


Filed under Showcase

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 then, he is the president of Albany University-SUNY. He attended a welcome reception Wednesday att...

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...

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

By Samantha Jones Toal

March 16, 2016


Filed under News

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- and female-owned companies will receive three-year contracts to provide information technology services...

UIUC Beyond Coal to rally before Academic Senate meeting

UIUC Beyond Coal to rally before Academic Senate meeting

By Ashni Gandhi

March 14, 2016


Filed under News

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 has taken steps to reduce the University’s carbon footprint and overall energy usage through the Illinois C...

Student trustee candidates discuss mental health, diversity

By Samantha Jones Toal

March 9, 2016


Filed under News

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 Schumock, junior in LAS, Amaka Onwuta, junior in Business and Spencer Haydary, junior in LA...

Board of Trustees approves tuition freeze, revised background check policy

January 25, 2016


Filed under News

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 in favor of a University recommendation not to raise in-state tuition for incoming students at its regular...

UI proposes no tuition increase for incoming students

By Daily Illini Staff Report

January 20, 2016


Filed under News

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 for the Urbana campus at $12,036 for Illinois residents at the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday....

Academic Senate passes resolution on background checks

Academic Senate passes resolution on background checks

By Christin Watkins

December 8, 2015


Filed under News

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 of the senate passed a resolution proposing that all University employees should be required to comp...

Salaita, University reach settlement

Salaita, University reach settlement

By Abigale Svoboda

November 12, 2015


Filed under News

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 Thursday stated the University and Salaita reached a settlement that “allows both parties to move for...

Board of Trustees to vote on Steven Salaita settlement

Board of Trustees to vote on Steven Salaita settlement

By Abigale Svoboda

November 10, 2015


Filed under News

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 call agenda for the board’s Nov. 12 meeting, which was released Monday.According to the agenda, t...

President Killeen requests to waive retention bonus

President Killeen requests to waive retention bonus

By Abigale Svoboda

November 1, 2015


Filed under News

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 the five-year retention bonus that is currently included in his contract. He will earn a $3...

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...

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