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3:37 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Prof. Salaita Sues U of I Leaders, Board Of Trustees

A professor who lost a University of Illinois job offer over his profane, anti-Israel Twitter messages has sued the university's board of trustees and key administrators to try to get that job.

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State News
1:31 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

U of I chancellor says budget is top priority

Chancellor Phyllis Wise says the budget at the University of Illinois' Urbana-Champaign campus is her top priority for the coming year.

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State News
2:30 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

U of I releases video to end college sexual assault

Big names at the University of Illinois are lending their voices to a White House-backed campaign to end sexual assaults at colleges across the country.

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State News
3:54 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

U of I President to retire in June

Robert Easter

University of Illinois President Robert Easter says it’s possible the school could see a transition to his successor sooner than expected.  He’s slated to retire at the end of June.  

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Education
11:01 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

U of I To Announce Next President On Wednesday

Foellinger Auditorium on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (JanetandPhil/flickr)

University of Illinois trustees plan to announce the university’s next president Wednesday.

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Education
9:52 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Kilgore Could Return To U Of I, Following Trustees’ Decision

Former Symbionese Liberation Army member James Kilgore sits during his arraignment on 2nd-degree murder charges in Sacramento (Calif.) Superior Court, in 2003. (Steve Yeater/AP)

Convicted felon James Kilgore could return to teaching at the University of Illinois. The Board of Trustees has said it’s leaving decisions on hiring him to those at the campus level.

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State News
4:21 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Last U of I Trustee meeting for Governor Quinn

Governor Pat Quinn stopped by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees meeting in Chicago Thursday morning, his last as an ex-officio member. 

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State News
3:46 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

U of I Board to consider engineering-medical school in March

The University of Illinois will consider two competing proposals for medical schools in the Spring. The Board of trustees agreed at their meeting in Chicago today that they'll look at plans for a proposed engineering-based medical school for the Urbana campus in March. 

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Education
4:34 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

U of I Engineering Prof Among ‘Genius’ Grant Winners

U of I Civil Engineer Tami Bond, one of 21 MacArthur Foundation 'genius' grants
Credit MacArthur Foundation / WILL

The list of 21 recipients of ‘genius’ grants from the MacArthur Foundation includes U of I Environmental Engineer Tami Bond, who looks at the effects of black carbon emissions on human health.

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Education
5:14 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Hundreds of U of I faculty support appointment decision

The chancellor for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign continues to face criticism after the administration rescinded an offer of employment to Professor Steven Salaita. But a group of nearly 400 faculty have signed a petition supporting Chancellor Phyllis Wise's decision to withdraw Salaita's appointment after Salaita posted inflammatory comments about Israel on Twitter.  Michael Leroy, a professor in Labor and Employment relations, says the petition is meant to counter a number of academic departments' votes of "no confidence" in Wise. Leroy says administrative leaders shouldn't be forced out of office at the first sign of trouble.

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