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UI alumna to serve as new executive director for governmental relations

By Samantha Jones Toal

February 11, 2016

Lindsay Anderson, a University alumna and former legislative advisor in the state capital, will serve as the University’s executive director for governmental relations on March 1, pending approval by the Board of Trustees. President TImothy Killeen announced the appointment in a Massmail on Thursday;...

Killeen announces second set of town hall meetings

Killeen announces second set of town hall meetings

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 11, 2016

President Timothy Killeen issued a University Massmail on Thursday announcing a town hall meeting on each University campus. According to the Massmail, the town hall meetings will consist of "robust and thoughtful discussions about the draft plan" of the University's strategic plan. The University's...

University Revenue Diversified, Unlike Chicago State

By Samantha Jones Toal

February 10, 2016

By Samantha Jones ToalStaff WriterChicago State University students and faculty protested the lack of a state budget on Monday in downtown Chicago’s Loop.According to the Chicago State Office of Budget and Resource Planning, the university receives approximately one-third of their funding from the...

UI revenue makes difference in state budget standstill

UI revenue makes difference in state budget standstill

By Samantha Jones Toal

February 10, 2016

Chicago State University students and faculty protested the lack of a state budget Monday in downtown Chicago’s Loop.According to the Chicago State Office of Budget and Resource Planning, the university receives approximately one-third of their funding from the state; without the state funding that...

Killeen: Lack of budget is causing reputational, operational damage to UI

By Samantha Joes Toal

January 25, 2016

The state budget impasse was President Timothy Killeen’s focus at his annual “special meeting” with the Senate Executive Committee on Monday.“We still don’t have a budget, as you know, and we are well into the fiscal year,” Killeen said. “It is causing damage — both operational and...

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...

Report finds UI aid increases, ACT scores decrease

By Daily Illini Staff Report

November 23, 2015

The University has increased financial aid and accepted lower test scores, according to a report from the Associated Press’ David Mercer.According to the report, the University increased financial aid by $5.4 million for the 2015-2016 academic year. Additionally, the average ACT score dropped for the ...

UI Multi-Campus Strategic Plan aims to improve campus inclusivity

By Christin Watkins

November 19, 2015

President Timothy Killeen hosted a Town Hall meeting Monday to discuss the finalization of a draft of the Multi-Campus Strategic plan.The strategic plan aims to make an “impact on the state more broadly,” said Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson.lbThis plan focuses on integrity, engaging everyone ...

Academic senate discusses new procedures for faculty appointments

By Christin Watkins

November 16, 2015

The academic senate discussed a new system for reviewing tenured faculty appointments at its meeting Monday evening.The Committee on University Statutes and Senate Procedures recommended that the Board of Trustees delegate its responsibility of reviewing tenured faculty appointments to the president...

Killeen to hold “office hours” in effort to provide direct accessibility to students

By Charlotte Collins

November 16, 2015

President Timothy Killeen will be holding “office hours” to open discourse with students, according to a massmail sent Monday morning by Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson.Wilson said the initiative is part of a plan to “help set goals for our system for the next five years.” Killeen will hold...

Board of Trustees approves Killeen waiving retention bonus

Board of Trustees approves Killeen waiving retention bonus

By Christin Watkins

November 16, 2015

President Timothy Killeen will not receive his $225,000 five-year-retention bonus. The Board of Trustees approved Killeen’s request to eliminate his retention bonus at the Thursday meeting in Chicago.Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson said she thinks it is too early to tell if Killeen’s decision will...

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...

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