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Editorial: Stop-gap MAP Grant legislation not enough

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

May 12, 2016

Bravo, Illinois state legislature! You did 45 percent of your job. After a long year of diligent work by lawmakers in Springfield, $600 million of state funding was approved by the legislature on Friday to aid nine state universities — a majority of the funding will primarily be used to provide MAP gr...

Year in Review: The chancellor search

May 9, 2016

Since last August, the University has been searching for a new chancellor after former Chancellor Phyllis Wise stepped down along with Provost Ilesanmi Adesida. The search for provost will not begin until a new chancellor is named. The path for a new chancellor began in earnest August 31, when the Senate Executi...

Professor named Presidential Fellow to focus on inclusiveness, equity

By Daily Illini Staff Report

December 7, 2015

Professor James D. Anderson has been chosen as a new Presidential Fellow to focus on issues of inclusiveness and equity at the University. Anderson has worked as a professor in Education.President Timothy Killeen announced the appointment Monday morning via Massmail. Anderson will serve in the position fo...

Provost search will not start until new chancellor named

Provost search will not start until new chancellor named

By Maggie Sullivan

August 27, 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. “It’s important the new chancellor have input into the decision of provost, because the...

Barbara Wilson to juggle life as dean of LAS and Urbana chancellor

Barbara Wilson to juggle life as dean of LAS and  Urbana chancellor

By Maggie Sullivan

August 19, 2015

Barbara Wilson never expected she would be appointed the acting chancellor of the Urbana campus — it was never even one of her goals.“I just finished my first year as the Dean of LAS,” she laughed. “I was imagining I would be continuing that role for the foreseeable future, and I was exci...