The Daily Illini

University Director of Bands Steve Peterson ready for a challenge

By Ali Braboy and Walbert Castillo

August 30, 2015

Since becoming the director of bands and professor of music at the University, Stephen Peterson said he has realized the University truly values the band program.“I feel a certain pressure and responsibility to make sure that continues in a positive way and continues to grow and keep it as vital as it...

University departments free to hire Kilgore again

December 16, 2014

In February, the University came under fire after a series of articles revealed that a former criminal, James Kilgore, was working as an adjunct professor in the University’s Center for African Studies program.  Kilgore was soon after told that his contract would not be renewed for the following s...