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Honorary degrees highlight field leaders

Honorary degrees highlight field leaders

By Vivienne Henning

January 28, 2016

At graduation each year, thousands of students are awarded for their years of hard work with a diploma. But students aren’t the only ones recognized on that day. Since 1891, the University has awarded honorary degrees to people who have done exceptional work in their specific fields.The list of nomine...

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 Background Checks,” in the Illini Union.Discussions on academic freedom and faculty governance have become incr...

Faculty members to discuss censure, background checks

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 9, 2015

The University chapter of the American Association of University Professors will hold a public discussion about censure on Oct. 20.The discussion will be led by three faculty panelists and will focus on issues that developed from the AAUP's decision to censure the University as well as the Board of Trustees proposal to require background checks for all new employees.Harry Hi...

Academic Senate to urge to Board to postpone implementation of background checks

Teresa Barnes, History professor, proposes a resolution to urge the Board of Trustees to postpone the implementation of a new background check policy.

September 22, 2015

The newly approved background check policy is expected to be implemented in less than two weeks, but the Academic Senate might put it on hold. Teresa Barnes, professor of history, presented a resolution at the Academic Senate meeting Monday asking the senate to urge the Board to postpone the impleme...

Construction for C-U transportation improvements set for August

Champaign Mayor Don Gerard speaks in front of Alma Mater about the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project.

By Caeli Cleary and Madison Johnston

April 22, 2015

A press conference for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, TIGER, competitive grant program was held Tuesday at the Alma Mater to discuss the how the project will impact the University. Construction on the project is estimated to start in August. Cham...

Engineering professor receives ASC Fellowship

Dr. Harry Hilton, professor emeritus in Aerospace Engineering, right, with former Ph.D student Alister Fraser in 1965.

September 10, 2014

Harry Hilton, professor emeritus in aerospace engineering, has recently been named a 2014 Fellow of the American Society for Composites. Hilton began teaching at the University in 1949, when the aerospace engineering program was still in its infancy — only five years old at the time.  Since then, h...