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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...

Year in Review: Map grants

May 9, 2016

Monetary Award Program (MAP) Grants have caused a large amount of uproar among Illinois students throughout this past academic year. Tight state budgeting has led to controversy and difficult decisions. “MAP is not part of the university’s budget, but rather a direct grant to students from the st...

Senate Executive Committee discusses campus budgeting in light of ongoing impasse

By Samantha Jones Toal

March 1, 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 alumna could fill vacant supreme court seat

UI alumna could fill vacant supreme court seat

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 24, 2016

As questions about the future of late Justice Antonin Scalia’s Supreme Court finds its way into presidential debates and national headlines, University alumna Patricia Millett could be the answer. Millett, currently a judge for the United States Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia Cir...

UI suspends discovery courses due to state budget impasse

February 19, 2016

The University has temporarily suspended funding for fall 2016 Firsty-Year Discovery Program courses. The program, which was started in 1994, was intended to help students "enhance their education through greater interaction with faculty in small classes," the Provost's website states.The site adds that the ...

The ever-changing hunt: the evolution of college football recruitment

The ever-changing hunt: the evolution of college football recruitment

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

February 1, 2016

John Holecek fulfilled a lifelong dream when he committed to play football at the University of Illinois in 1991. Holecek was a three-sport athlete at Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, Illinois, and received offers to play football from multiple Big Ten schools. Now an IHSA ...

Illinois still undecided on college exam

Illinois still undecided on college exam

By Ali Braboy

January 24, 2016

A state contract with the College Board — who supplies the SAT — or the ACT won’t affect University applicants or the admissions process.EJRobin Kaler, campus spokeswoman, said the University accepts both the ACT and SAT for students interested in applying to the University.Kaler ...

Budget impasse has not affected UI student enrollment

Budget impasse has not affected UI student enrollment

By Abigale Svoboda

January 21, 2016

Student Body President Mitch Dickey, senior in LAS, isn’t sure how he would pay for his last year of college if he doesn’t receive his MAP Grant.Despite Dickey’s involvement with the University he’s no less affected by the state budget impasse than the other 5,666 University students who receive a MAP...

University Housing issues hoverboard ban, safety reminders

By Joeseph Longo

January 7, 2016

University housing issued a press release Monday with new changes and requests for the upcoming spring semester, including a ban on hoverboards, which are battery-operated self-balance scooters. Amid recent fire risk concerns, hoverboards will not be permitted in any University-owned facilities. Students liv...

University pressures Facebook to shut down 'Illini White Student Union' page

By Marijo Enderle

November 19, 2015

Update: Campus spokeswoman Robin Kaler said the University will continue to work with Facebook to have the Illini White Student Union page removed from the site.“It is disturbing and cowardly that someone would create an anonymous and senseless social media page specifically designed to intimidate o...

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...

Search for Carle-Illinois College of Medicine founding dean to begin

By Daily Illini Staff Report

September 30, 2015

The search for a dean of the Carle-Illinois College of Medicine will begin in October, the University announced Wednesday.According to a University press release, the committee will aim to have a founding dean selected by spring 2016. The committee will be composed of 17 members — seven represe...

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