trustees http://peoriapublicradio.org en U of I Trustees talk pending retirements from pension reform http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/u-i-trustees-talk-pending-retirements-pension-reform <div>The University of Illinois Board of Trustees Friday told President Robert Easter to work with other state schools and lawmakers to prevent a wave of retirements brought on by Illinois’ pension reform law.&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:10:30 +0000 Jeff Bossert 22009 at http://peoriapublicradio.org U of I Trustees talk pending retirements from pension reform Sex-change operations added to U of I Urbana student insurance plans http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/sex-change-operations-added-u-i-urbana-student-insurance-plans <div>University of Illinois trustees voted Thursday to add coverage for sex-change operations to the health insurance plan used by many students on the Urbana campus. &nbsp;University officials say that coverage will cost undergraduates an extra 2 dollars each semester, starting this fall. That’s on top of an increase of $35 that the University says is related to the Affordable Care Act. &nbsp;Student Stephanie Skora is president of the Campus Union for Trans Equality, and she urged trustees to support the gender confirmation surgery.</div><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 22:36:11 +0000 Jeff Bossert 19876 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Sex-change operations added to U of I Urbana student insurance plans U of I trustees to consider 1.7-percent tuition hike http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/u-i-trustees-consider-17-percent-tuition-hike <p></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:32:48 +0000 Jeff Bossert 17546 at http://peoriapublicradio.org U of I trustees to consider 1.7-percent tuition hike U of I Board dismisses longtime professor http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/u-i-board-dismisses-longtime-professor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of Illinois Board of Trustees dismissed an engineering professor who had a 50-year career at the state's flagship school Thursday. Administrators say it's the first time a tenure decision went to the board.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 21:12:28 +0000 Rachel Otwell 14925 at http://peoriapublicradio.org U of I Board dismisses longtime professor