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UI Board waits on state budget, approves background check

By Maggie Sullivan

September 11, 2015

To officially kick off the academic year, the Board of Trustees approved a widely debated background check procedure, addressed the lack of a finalized state budget and discussed 10-day enrollment numbers.Background checksA new background check policy will go into effect Oct. 5 and will require all new faculty, staff, ...

University background check policy recommended

By Maggie Sullivan

August 28, 2015

Many University administrators have questioned whether implementing employee background checks is the right move for the University but Patrick Fitzgerald, Board of Trustees Governance, Personnel, and Ethics Committee Chair said he is confident a policy is necessary.“I think it’s important in a Un...

Board of Trustees discuss changes for University

By Atoosa Sayeh

July 10, 2015

Chair Edward McMillan called the University’s Board of Trustees to two meetings Thursday to discuss various topics pertaining to the University.Both meetings took place in Chicago with video conferences held on campuses in Urbana, Rockford and Springfield. The video conference in Urbana was held in the National ...

Spotlight Survivor: Maureen Parks

Spotlight Survivor: Maureen Parks

By Alice Smelyansky, Staff writer

October 30, 2014

In the pouring rain, Maureen Parks hurried from the parking lot to her office at the Henry Administration Building. As soon as she walked through the door, she put the umbrella down and swung her hood off. But along with her hood, Parks’ wig fell off, revealing her bald head.  President Emerit...