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Students should back nontenure-track faculty strike

August 9, 2016

The non-tenure-track faculty union is on strike, an action that comes after 18 months of contract negotiation with the University’s administration. More than 500 University faculty members are without...

University professors named Guggenheim Fellows

April 11, 2016

Six University professors were named to the 2016 Guggenheim Fellows list. Over the past three years, 13 University faculty members have been given this distinction. MS https://news.illinois.edu/blog/view/6367/349472According...

Academic senate discusses new procedures for faculty appointments

November 16, 2015

The academic senate discussed a new system for reviewing tenured faculty appointments at its meeting Monday evening.The Committee on University Statutes and Senate Procedures recommended that the Board...

University hiring freeze won’t be lifted soon

September 13, 2015

The University will not be hiring additional faculty to keep up with the influx of students — at least not soon.Walter Knorr, vice president and chief financial officer, said the University administration...

Academic and Student Affairs: Fewer degree programs, more students

September 9, 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...

Faculty members discuss increasing external funding

September 9, 2015

Members of the faculty involved with the humanities, arts and social sciences met Tuesday to discuss the development of proposals for external funding at the University. The meeting, held at Lincoln Hall,...

Social Work dean set to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Barry Ackerson, associate professor in Social Work and associate dean for academic affairs, is being recognized for his work in mental health and social work fields.
March 19, 2015

On March 25, the East Central District of the National Association of Social Workers will recognize one from the University. Barry Ackerson, associate professor in Social Work and associate dean for academic...

The Science of Juggling

Raymond Li, senior in Engineering, practices juggling on the Armory's indoor track on October 6th, 2014.
October 7, 2014

The anatomy of a juggler is an amalgamation of coordination, concentration, perseverance and skill. The eyes are trained forward, with a continuous, focused gaze. The hands move in a fluid, synchronized...

YMCA’s “Reclaim” exhibit features reused materials in artful forms

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October 1, 2014

For artist Nathan Westerman, nothing about his colorful, latex-covered plywood pieces is complicated. He doesn’t want it that way. None of his art is political either, nor does it have any underlying...

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