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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


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, News

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

Board of Trustees passes new appointment policy

By Megan Jones, Staff writer

May 9, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, News

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

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

By Lilly Mashayek

May 9, 2016


Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

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


Filed under Campus Life, Crime, News

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


Filed under Campus Life, Crime, News

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


Filed under Campus Life, News, State

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...

Crime: Arrests plagued three Illini athletics programs in 2015-16

Crime: Arrests plagued three Illini athletics programs in 2015-16

May 8, 2016


Filed under Sports

The majority of Illinois student-athletes made headlines for the right reasons in 2015-16, but six arrests stained several Illini athletic programs in the last year. Four members of the Illini men’s basketball team — one third of head coach John Groce’s allotment of scholarship players – w...

There is no place like home for Illinois men’s tennis

There is no place like home for Illinois men’s tennis

May 8, 2016


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

After a match against Michigan two weeks ago at Atkins Tennis Center, the Illinois men’s tennis team celebrated its two seniors on the team, but one player didn’t feel like that match would be the last at the complex. Jared Hiltzik said he felt that he and his team would host a regional site. ...

Young Illinois women’s golf team appears to have promising future

Young Illinois women’s golf team appears to have promising future

May 8, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports, Women's Sports

Despite a disappointing end to its season, the Illinois women’s golf team has a lot to look forward to. The team was not selected to participate in the NCAA Regional Tournament despite a fourth-place finish in the Big Ten championships after being given an eight seed. Although not selected, Illinois’...

2016 Illini of the Year: Isaiah Martinez

2016 Illini of the Year: Isaiah Martinez

May 8, 2016


Filed under Illini of the Week, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories, Wrestling

Entering his sophomore campaign, Illinois wrestler Isaiah Martinez was one-fourth of the way done with the goal he set coming into college: go undefeated and win four national championships. But on Jan. 23, one part of Martinez’s could no longer be accomplished. The date marked the soon-to-be tw...

Illini women’s tennis cap off strong spring season

May 8, 2016


Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s tennis ended its season in a Big Ten tournament semifinals loss against  highly-ranked Ohio State in East Lansing, Michigan. But despite their season ending early, the Illini still finished with an impressive spring record. After parting ways with longtime head coach Michelle...

Illinois volleyball fell short of championship expectations

May 8, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball, Women's Sports

The Illinois volleyball team came into the 2015 season with championship expectations but fell short in the Sweet Sixteen. Head coach Kevin Hambly’s squad finished the season with a 21-13 overall record but a 10-10 Big Ten record that resulted in a seventh-place regular season finish in conference p...

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