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College of Medicine continues dean search, accreditation, fundraising

Carle Foundation Hospital as seen from University Avenue. The Carle Illinois College of Medicine recently appointed two leadership members to permanent positions.

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...

Board of Trustees passes new appointment policy

President-elect Timothy L. Killeen takes notes during the board of trustees meeting at the Illini Union on March 12, 2015.

By Megan Jones, Staff writer

May 9, 2016

New professors who begin teaching classes in August will work until September without having their appointments approved by the Board of Trustees. For some, such as Steven Salaita whose controversial appointment was denied, this can create a lack of job security leading into the academic year. Whil...

Top ten tech stories: from exploding hoverboards to protein-enhanced beer

Chancellor Phyllis Wise, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Renee Romano and Research Park Director Laura Freirichs testify on University budget.

By Lilly Mashayek

May 9, 2016

From exploding hoverboards to protein-enhanced beer, this year had its fair share of intriguing and notable tech stories in the news. Along with an increasing emphasis on entrepreneurial opportunities, students and staff at the University made their mark in the tech world. Here’s a look at this year’...

Campus crime unchanging from past years

Campus crime unchanging from past years

May 9, 2016

Crime on campus this year has been consistent with previous years, according to the University of Illinois Police Department. Like previous years, they have constantly made efforts in keeping crime rates down. Pat Wade, UIPD spokesman, said that the most occurring crime on campus is theft. “We see...

Year in Review: Infant death on campus

May 9, 2016

On March 13, Lindsay L. Johnson was found by University Police near the music building after allegedly murdering her infant son in Bousfield hall. Last week, Tuesday, May 3rd, Assistant State's Attorney Tony Ortega issued a subpoena for Johnson’s medical records from her visit to McKinley Health Cent...

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...

Top 10 visitors to the University this year

May 9, 2016

1. Bernie Sanders Like most college students, many Illini have been ‘feeling the Bern’ all year long, so it’s no wonder that Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders visited the University in March ahead of the state primary. Thousands of students waited in line for hours to see the Vermont senat...

Police blotter for April 12, 2016

By Vivienne Henning

April 11, 2016

Champaign- A 19-year-old male was arrested on the charge of armed robbery in the 400 block of East Clark Street around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday.According to the report, the offender stole the victim’s cell phone using a firearm. The offender was arrested on the charges of unlawful use of weapons, defacin...

Rodney Davis encourages discussion at Campus Safety Summit

U.S. Representative Rodney Davis (R-Ill) meets with student leaders and university officials to talk about issues including sexual assault and safety at the Illini Union on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016.

By Vivienne Henning

April 5, 2016

Congressman Rodney Davis agspoke to students and faculty about sexual assault safety measures at the Illini Union Tuesday. Coinciding with Sexual Assault Awareness month, Davis spoke around the state Monday and Tuesday at the Campus Safety Summits for Southern Illinois University and Illinois S...

Third annual Water Day to focus on intersection of water and jobs

Water fountain displayed at the Illini Union on March 30, 2015.

By Michael Semaca

April 5, 2016

A student group will be hosting its third annual Illinois Water Day at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications building April 8. MG The event put on by the University of Illinois’s International Water Resources Association student chapter is dedicated to bringing attention to ...

Students honor instructors at Teaching Excellence Awards

By Vivienne Henning

April 3, 2016

The 2016 Teaching Excellence Awards will be held on May 1, which recognizes impactful instructors via student nominations.The five recipients of the award this year are: Paul Magelli, professor of business administration, Shane Sullivan, professor of air force aerospace studies, Biplab Deka, TA for comput...

Campus takes steps to combat sexual assault

By Vivienne Henning

April 3, 2016

April is national Sexual Assault Awareness Month, with communities across the country encouraged to take up action to combat sexual assault.ejThe University, Parkland College and the Champaign-Urbana communities will be hosting a range of events in efforts to raise awareness.ejMolly McLay, assistant dir...

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