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Robert Jones officially approved as chancellor at Board of Trustees meeting

Robert Jones officially approved as chancellor at Board of Trustees meeting

By Claire Hettinger, News Editor

July 21, 2016

The board of trustees unanimously approved Dr. Robert Jones as the permanent University chancellor Thursday. Jones is the first African-American chancellor of the University. He will begin Oct. 3. Until then, he is the president of Albany University-SUNY. He attended a welcome reception Wednesday att...

College of Medicine continues dean search, accreditation, fundraising

College of Medicine continues dean search, accreditation, fundraising

By Megan Jones

May 9, 2016

While the Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s timeline to initiate its first class in 2017 has been pushed back to 2018, Carle Health Systems and the University is working to ensure that accreditation, dean selection and fundraising are all in place. This is the first new college the University...

Senate Executive Committee discusses campus budgeting in light of ongoing impasse

By Samantha Jones Toal

February 29, 2016

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, Carle Health System move forward with College of Medicine developments

By Daily Illini Staff Report

December 10, 2015

The University announced the formation of a core curriculum committee for the Carle Illinois College of Medicine in a press release sent Thursday. The committee is composed of 18 professionals from the University or Carle and is co-chaired by Robert Good, the senior associate medical director of popul...

UI settles with Salaita

December 9, 2015

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...

UI tasks search committee with finding new athletic director

By Charlotte Carroll

November 24, 2015

Illinois has a search committee for a new athletic director.Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson announced in a press release Friday the eight people that will aid in the search for a replacement for interim athletic director Paul Kowalcyzk, who has been on the job for a little more...

Salaita, University reach settlement

Salaita, University reach settlement

By Abigale Svoboda

November 12, 2015

The Board of Trustees has authorized an $875,000 settlement with Steven Salaita, the man who has been the center of many University conversations over the last 14 months.A University press release sent Thursday stated the University and Salaita reached a settlement that “allows both parties to move for...

Board of Trustees to vote on Steven Salaita settlement

Board of Trustees to vote on Steven Salaita settlement

By Abigale Svoboda

November 9, 2015

The Board of Trustees is expected to vote on a possible settlement with Steven Salaita at the board’s meeting in Chicago on Thursday.The vote to authorize a settlement was listed as part of the roll call agenda for the board’s Nov. 12 meeting, which was released Monday.According to the agenda, t...

Chancellor Wilson introduces new Athletic Director Paul Kowalczyk

Chancellor Wilson introduces new Athletic Director Paul Kowalczyk

By Charlotte Carroll

November 9, 2015

Illinois’ typical Monday football routine started a bit earlier and with a few different faces. The University released the results of the independent reports of the Illinois sports medicine and football programs investigations and in turn announced the dismissal of Athletic Director Mike Thomas. Int...

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...

Steven Salaita discussed his new book, academic freedom Tuesday

By Marijo Enderle

October 13, 2015

by marijo enderleassistant news editorRobert Warrior interviewed Steven Salaita on Tuesday; similar to their original Salaita meeting in 2014. This time, though, the conversation was focused on why Salaita wasn’t hired, not why he should be.Nearly 200 people were in attendance for Salaita’s book tal...

Faculty, community members support Wise

Faculty, community members support Wise

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 11, 2015

Nearly two months since former Chancellor Phyllis Wise resigned, 250 people in the community decided it was time to recognize her contributions to the campus.In a letter that was sent to the Board of Trustees and President Killeen Oct. 6, members of the faculty and community and friends of Wise wrote th...

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