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Illinois swim and dive prepares for first SEC competition in 10 years

Stephanie Hein, senior, swims the breaststroke in the 400 yard IM at the Fighting Illini Dual Meet Spectacular in the ARC Pool on October 16, 2015.

By Drake Pena

January 28, 2016

Check out the Radio Preview by Brian Heidegger hereWith only three weeks remaining until the Big Ten championships, the Illinois swimming and diving team will compete outside the conference for its last meet versus No. 24 Arkansas.chThe Illini have not faced an opponent from the SEC since the 2005-2006 season, when the team fell to Kentucky, 179-119.ch The Illini finished ...

SEC discusses Appropriate Use Policy, research budget cuts

By Christin Watkins

November 10, 2015

The Senate Executive Committee’s Academic Freedom and Tenure committee reviewed letters from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) criticizing the University’s Appropriate Use Policy (AUP), committee chair David O’Brien said.FIRE aims “to defend and sustain individual righ...

Policy language a hot topic for the Senate Executive Committee

Abbas Benmamoun explains the purpose of the newly approved background check policy at the Senate Executive Committee meeting Monday.

By Maggie Sullivan

September 15, 2015

Concerns about policy language dominated the Senate Executive Meeting on Monday, where members discussed the background check approved by the Board of Trustees Thursday and the creation of the chancellor search committee.Background checks still a concernThe University will implement a new background chec...

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.

By Maggie Sullivan

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 can, our meetings result in productive work that helps move us forward,” Miller said. Former SEC Ch...

SEC debates code: would require members to disclose discussions on University matters

SEC debates code: would require members to disclose discussions on University matters

By Maggie Sullivan

August 25, 2015

Senate Executive Committee member Abbas Aminmansour drafted an email usage code of conduct for the committee to follow and presented it Monday, following uproar about administrators’ use of personal emails to conduct University business.On Aug. 7, the University released over 1,100 emails about Stev...