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Senate Executive Committee discusses campus budgeting in light of ongoing impasse

By Samantha Jones Toal

March 1, 2016


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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 settles with Salaita

December 9, 2015


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By Abigale SvobodaNews editorThe Board of Trustees authorized an $875,000 settlement with Steven Salaita, on Nov. 12, following 14 months of protests, legal motions and inter-University conflict.Salaita, the man who was at the center of many University conversations since August 2014 agreed to the sett...

Acting Chancellor Wilson to name interim provost within next few days

Acting Chancellor Wilson to name interim provost within next few days

By Daily Illini Staff Report

September 1, 2015


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Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson announced that she hopes to name an interim provost within the next few days through a University massmail to faculty Tuesday morning. She said she has spoken with “more than 60 individuals” to help guide her through the process of selecting someone to fill former ...

Provost search will not start until new chancellor named

Provost search will not start until new chancellor named

By Maggie Sullivan

August 27, 2015


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The search for a new provost to replace Ilesanmi Adesida, who resigned Monday, will not begin until a new chancellor is named first, said Jan Dennis, assistant director for the Office for University Relations. “It’s important the new chancellor have input into the decision of provost, because the...

Urbana campus pushes for engineering-based College of Medicine

December 16, 2014


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The University is trying to create a new type of student studying medicine — one who is grounded with compassion and care but also in tune with technology and engineering-based applications. The Urbana campus has proposed creating its own College of Medicine, which will fuse engineering, computing, heal...

Kilgore supporters push Board of Trustees to consider his employment

Kilgore supporters push Board of Trustees to consider his employment

November 11, 2014


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Supporters of James Kilgore rallied on Monday to urge the Board of Trustees to reconsider the former African Studies professor’s employment status at its upcoming meeting. Although the Board of Trustees will meet in Chicago on Thursday, there is no item on the agenda pertaining to Kilgore’s empl...

Emeritus distinction offers time to explore

By Miranda Holloway

November 11, 2013


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John Lynn was only 14 years old when he first visited the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At the time, he attended what was then Glenbrook High School and competed in science competitions. Lynn won at the regional level and attended the state competition at the University. The school made suc...