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UI leaders support bill for undocumented students

By Adam Kaz

November 12, 2015


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Chancellor Michael Amiridis, of the University’s Chicago campusJT, spoke in support of undocumented students at a press conference held by the Fearless Undocumented Alliance and the ACCESS Bill Task Force on Wednesday.JTThe Fearless Undocumented Alliance (FUA) at the University of Illinois at Chicago, a student org...

President Killeen requests to waive retention bonus

President Killeen requests to waive retention bonus

By Abigale Svoboda

November 1, 2015


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President Timothy Killeen proposed two changes to Board of Trustees protocol at the Governance, Personnel and Ethics committee meeting Thursday.Trustee Timothy Koritz announced Killeen’s request to waive the five-year retention bonus that is currently included in his contract. He will earn a $3...

Zeta Beta Tau fraternity to hold vigil for UI student

Zeta Beta Tau fraternity to hold vigil for UI student

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 28, 2015


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Members of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity will host a candle light vigil in honor of Brett Lerner on the Main Quad on Thursday.The vigil will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will recognize Lerner’s involvement across campus; those in attendance will be invited to light candles in memory of Lerner. Additionally, mem...

Wilson and Killeen address faculty concerns at annual meeting

Wilson and Killeen address faculty concerns at annual meeting

By Christin Watkins

October 27, 2015


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It was the annual meeting of the faculty, but President Timothy Killeen made sure to reiterate the importance he places on students at the University.“What comes first is the student experience,” he said.Killeen and Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson hosted the meeting Monday to address University issu...

UI debuts new engineering center

UI debuts new engineering center

October 19, 2015


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By Christin WatkinsStaff writerThe new $18.5 million center for the Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems is a “really big deal,” said President Timothy Killeen.At a kick-off meeting for the center Thursday, Killeen said he believes the new center will affirm “the world-class know-how” ...

Ten takeaways from the first Academic Senate meeting of the school year

Ten takeaways from the first Academic Senate meeting of the school year

By Abigale Svoboda

September 22, 2015


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1) Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson has been in her role for five weeks now. And she doesn’t want the job.At Monday’s Academic Senate meeting, she said she loves the University but does not want to be in her role. She said she only took the position in hopes of helping the Urbana campus get out ...

University hiring freeze won’t be lifted soon

By Maggie Sullivan

September 14, 2015


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The University will not be hiring additional faculty to keep up with the influx of students — at least not soon.Walter Knorr, vice president and chief financial officer, said the University administration hiring freeze that President Timothy Killeen announced July 2 is still in place and will not ...

UI Board waits on state budget, approves background check

By Maggie Sullivan

September 11, 2015


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To officially kick off the academic year, the Board of Trustees approved a widely debated background check procedure, addressed the lack of a finalized state budget and discussed 10-day enrollment numbers.Background checksA new background check policy will go into effect Oct. 5 and will require all new faculty, staff, ...

Board of Trustees approves background check, discusses budget

By Maggie Sullivan

September 10, 2015


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UPDATE (12:35 p.m.)Walter Knorr, vice president and chief financial officer, reported an update on the University's financial state despite still lacking finalized state appropriations for fiscal year 2016."We continue to have a spread of possible reduction ranges from $57 million, or 8.5 ...

Academic and Student Affairs: Fewer degree programs, more students

By Ali Braboy

September 10, 2015


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The Academic an Student Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees met Wednesday to discuss increased enrollment, program elimination and faculty appointments.Increased EnrollmentChristophe Pierre, vice president for academic affairs, said the increased University enrollment and record-size freshman class ...

Barbara Wilson officially named Interim Chancellor

By Maggie Sullivan

August 28, 2015


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Barbara Wilson, the dean of LAS who has been serving as the acting chancellor for the Urbana campus, was formally recommended to serve as the interim chancellor at the Governance, Personnel, and Ethics committee meeting Thursday.“She is currently serving as acting chancellor of the Urbana campus, a...

Provost search will not start until new chancellor named

Provost search will not start until new chancellor named

By Maggie Sullivan

August 27, 2015


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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...

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