U of I 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 Urbana officials weigh in on Chicago strike http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/u-i-urbana-officials-weigh-chicago-strike <div>A 2-day strike by faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago isn’t deterring the efforts of some at the school’s flagship campus to unionize:</div><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:54:07 +0000 Jeff Bossert 19212 at http://peoriapublicradio.org U of I Urbana officials weigh in on Chicago strike U of I officials respond to verbal abuse of chancellor http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/u-i-officials-respond-verbal-abuse-chancellor <p>University of Illinois President Robert Easter and Trustees Chair Chris Kennedy have weighed in on this week’s verbal abuse on social media against the Urbana campus chancellor. &nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:51:42 +0000 Jeff Bossert 18237 at http://peoriapublicradio.org U of I officials respond to verbal abuse of chancellor U of I chancellor target of social media attacks http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/u-i-chancellor-target-social-media-attacks <div>The University of Illinois’ Urbana chancellor became the target of social media attacks late Sunday and Monday morning over her decision to keep the campus open despite the cold weather. &nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 05:26:03 +0000 Jeff Bossert 18136 at http://peoriapublicradio.org U of I chancellor target of social media attacks 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 ranks high for international students http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/u-i-ranks-high-international-students <p></p><div>A record number of international students studied at U.S. colleges and universities during the last school year. &nbsp;For the second straight year, the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus finished second only to the University of Southern California in the annual ‘Open Doors’ report. &nbsp;Students from China, India and South Korea were among the 98-hundred international students who arrived on the Urbana campus last fall. Bryan Endres is the U of I’s Interim Associate Provost for International Affairs. &nbsp;He says one of the top goals on the Urbana campus is increasing diversity, and he points to many of the objectives within the U of I’s three-year Strategic Plan.&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 01:07:07 +0000 Sean Powers 14760 at http://peoriapublicradio.org U of I ranks high for international students Astronaut speaks from space to U of I students http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/astronaut-speaks-space-u-i-students <p></p><div>A NASA astronaut who graduated from the University of Illinois spoke to U of I students Tuesday from orbit. IPR’s Sean Powers reports:</div><p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 22:14:43 +0000 Sean Powers 14136 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Astronaut speaks from space to U of I students Senate approves education funding http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/senate-approves-education-funding <p></p><div>Illinois Democrats continued approving a new state budget on party-line votes Wednesday.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Senate approved spending plans for education, from elementary and high schools to colleges and universities, with funding pretty much at last year's level.</span></div><p> Thu, 30 May 2013 12:05:00 +0000 Denise Molina & Brian Mackey 6469 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Senate approves education funding U of I grad makes it easier to follow state capitol bills http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/u-i-grad-makes-it-easier-follow-state-capitol-bills <p>More than six thousand bills are before the Illinois General Assembly this spring session. Legislators have until Friday to get through them. And with some of the biggest policy issues facing the state still outstanding, measures will move, change and die rapidly. Illinois Public Radio’s Amanda Vinicky spoke with a recent University of Illinois Urbana Champaign graduate who has founded a company that aims to make it easier to follow what's happening at the capitol. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 29 May 2013 12:13:47 +0000 Denise Molina & Amanda Vinicky 6402 at http://peoriapublicradio.org U of I grad makes it easier to follow state capitol bills