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Background checks to be implemented soon

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...

Some think the label of “felon” stigmatizes ex-criminals

October 18, 2015

Former governor George Ryan — who was convicted of fraud and racketeering charges in 2006 — recently called for legislation to end labeling people as “felons” once they serve their...

Kilgore speaks about new book at University YMCA

James Kilgore talks about his own life experiences that inspired him to write his book, Understanding Mass Incarceration, at the University YMCA.
October 8, 2015

Charlotte Green is very interested in the criminal justice system, “to put it mildly.”“To me, it’s a human rights issue,” said Green, a friend of University adjunct lecturer James Kilgore.Green...

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...

Provost search will not start until new chancellor named

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Terry Mcclelland, left, speaks with UI President Michael Hogan while UI Chancellor Phyllis Wise speaks with Ilesanmi Adesida, Dean of the College of Engineering before the ground breaking for the new Electrical and Computer Engineering building on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011.
August 26, 2015

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....

New SEC Chair Gay Miller prepares for year ahead

Gay Miller, Senate Executive Committee chair discusses the future of the University at an SEC meeting Monday.
August 25, 2015

New Senate Executive Committee Chair Gay Miller said her biggest focus this year is ensuring the committee is as collegial and productive as possible.“I’ll continue to work to make sure, as best I...

Students should consider Teach for America

March 2, 2015

Dear Illini seniors:I hope this message finds you well, and I hope you’re braving the walk to class, despite the winter weather. As a University alumnus, I remember well those cold walks across the Quad....

Kilgore supporters push Board of Trustees to consider his employment

Dr. William Sullivan of the Department of Landscape Architecture gathers with fellow supporters of James Kilgore to speak with reporters outside the Henry Administration Building on Monday morning.
November 11, 2014

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...

Celebrating South African freedom at Krannert Center

Mbhekiseni Madela gives a speech at the University's Nelson Mandela memorial service in December 2013. Madela will be at the
April 23, 2014

For South Africans, 2014 marks 20 years since the general elections of 1994 that elected the late Nelson Mandela to office. As an anti-apartheid revolutionary, Mandela sought to bring human rights to all...

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