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University to hold presentations on campus budget

By Daily Illini Staff Report

March 2, 2016

Interim Provost Edward Feser sent a massmail to the University community Wednesday morning inviting all faculty, staff and students to attend presentations regarding the current campus budget situation. There will be three different discussion held throughout the month of March, which are in response...

Senate Executive Committee discusses campus budgeting in light of ongoing impasse

By Samantha Jones Toal

March 1, 2016

The Senate Executive Committee of the Academic Senate met Monday and discussed how the state budget impasse is affecting the University as well as other Illinois universitiesbr. The handling of electronic communications and Freedom of Information Act requests was discussed as well.Budget Impass...

UI suspends discovery courses due to state budget impasse

February 19, 2016

The University has temporarily suspended funding for fall 2016 Firsty-Year Discovery Program courses. The program, which was started in 1994, was intended to help students "enhance their education through greater interaction with faculty in small classes," the Provost's website states.The site adds that the ...

UI, Carle Health System move forward with College of Medicine developments

By Daily Illini Staff Report

December 10, 2015

The University announced the formation of a core curriculum committee for the Carle Illinois College of Medicine in a press release sent Thursday. The committee is composed of 18 professionals from the University or Carle and is co-chaired by Robert Good, the senior associate medical director of popul...

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

By Charlotte Collins and Dixita Limbachia

December 9, 2015

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 ...

Academic Senate passes resolution on background checks

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

Students, faculty gather for love and solidarity rally

Students, faculty gather for love and solidarity rally

By Lilly Mashayek

December 3, 2015

Adorned with red and black arm bands, allies of the black solidarity movement gathered on the quad Wednesday for a “Love and Solidarity” rally. Students and faculty organizations read statements of support for the Black Lives Matter movement and black students, faculty and community members. The ...

Background checks to be implemented soon

By Adam Kaz

October 19, 2015

Anxieties held by some faculty members about the University’s new background check procedures erupted Monday at the Academic Senate.On Nov. 1, the University will adopt the new background check procedures approved by the Board of Trustees in September. The background checks will be overseen by Gener...

Kathleen Harleman ready to lead FAA

Kathleen Harleman ready to lead FAA

By Maggie Sullivan

September 29, 2015

Kathleen Harleman, acting dean of FAA, said if she did not decline within the two minutes of Interim Provost Edward Feser asking her to serve as dean, she knew she’d have to say yes.“I have too much respect for Ed to say no,” Harleman said. “But it was never something I intended.”Harleman, who i...

Board of Trustees approves background check, discusses budget

By Maggie Sullivan

September 10, 2015

UPDATE (12:35 p.m.)Walter Knorr, vice president and chief financial officer, reported an update on the University's financial state despite still lacking finalized state appropriations for fiscal year 2016."We continue to have a spread of possible reduction ranges from $57 million, or 8.5 ...

Academic and Student Affairs: Fewer degree programs, more students

By Ali Braboy

September 10, 2015

The Academic an Student Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees met Wednesday to discuss increased enrollment, program elimination and faculty appointments.Increased EnrollmentChristophe Pierre, vice president for academic affairs, said the increased University enrollment and record-size freshman class ...

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