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As Illinois’ football team looks to adjust to a new head coach, they’re focused on their first opponent Friday. Illinois Public Radio's Jeff Bossert has more:

 

 

A judge has taken a preliminary step toward allowing a professor suing the University of Illinois over the loss of a job offer to pursue a claim that the university destroyed evidence.

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The mumps outbreak at the University of Illinois stands at over 100 cases after the first week of classes. Those who have contact with the U of I are now being encouraged to get an extra dose of the mumps vaccine. Most who’ve come down with the disease had already been vaccinated. Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department administrator Julie Pryde says the outbreak is a "public health crisis", an exasperating one.

 

Attorneys for a professor who's suing the University of Illinois over a lost job offer have asked a federal judge to restore claims that evidence in the case was destroyed.

The University of Illinois' Urbana campus is losing yet another top administrator. Provost Ilesanmi Adesida announced Monday that he's stepping down after three years on the job.  

The second-ranking official at the University of Illinois' Urbana-Champaign campus says he will resign over what he calls controversies on campus.

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The University of Illinois will name the new court at the State Farm Center after longtime Illini coach Lou Henson.

The University of Illinois is asking a judge to dismiss a former soccer player's lawsuit alleging she was improperly cleared to play after a concussion.

Police says someone has vandalized a large menorah outside a Jewish center on the University of Illinois campus. It's the second time it has happened this year.

The University of Illinois official in charge of a $165 million renovation of the State Farm Center says the project will be 80% complete when the arena opens on Dec. 2. 

University of Illinois President Tim Killeen says he's "testing the waters" with talk of increasing enrollment across the school's three campuses to 100,000.

The University of Illinois says several administrators violated school policy by using private emails to hide correspondence from public view, including emails about Steven Salaita, James Kilgore and the new Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

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CHICAGO (AP) - University of Illinois trustees are expected to sign off on a deal to finalize the structure of and financial arrangements for a new medical school in Urbana. Trustees meeting Thursday in Chicago will vote on the agreement to name the new medical school Carle Illinois College of Medicine. Carle is a local hospital partnering with the university.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - The University of Illinois has hired a legal scholar with long ties to California as the next dean of its College of Law. The university says Vikram Amar will become the new dean on Aug. 16, pending approval of the university's board of trustees.  Amar is the senior associate dean for academic affairs at the University of California, Davis School of Law. He previously was a professor at UC Hastings and a visiting professor at UC Berkeley and UCLA.

  URBANA, Ill. (AP) - University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen says the school will put off any consideration of raises for the coming school year until the state budget situation is settled. Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats could not agree on a 2016 budget before the fiscal year started Wednesday.

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(AP) - The Illinois Department of Agriculture says students from the University of Illinois' College of Veterinary Medicine will help care for animals at the state fair. A release form the department on Wednesday calls the fair a good chance for students to work with large animals. Agriculture director Philip Nelson said the number of people practicing large-animal medicine is in decline. 

Academic group votes to censure U of I

Jun 15, 2015

  CHAMPAIGN, Ill.

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The University of Illinois will be able to continue operating, even in the case of a possible state government shutdown.

  The University of Illinois' new president says one of his first actions will be to transfer $8.2 million of his discretionary money from administration to financial aid and other student programs. The move supports statements Timothy Killeen made when he first took office that he would dedicate his presidency to the university's students. Killeen has said he will work to improve the student experience and direct money away from administrative costs. Killeen is expected to announce the transfer of funds today/Wednesday.

  The University of Illinois' new president says one of his first actions will be to transfer $8.2 million of his discretionary money from administration to financial aid and other student programs. The move supports statements Timothy Killeen made when he first took office that he would dedicate his presidency to the university's students. Killeen has said he will work to improve the student experience and direct money away from administrative costs. Killeen is expected to announce the transfer of funds today/Wednesday.

The American Association of University Professors later this month will decide whether to censure the University of Illinois over the decision not to hire a professor following his anti-Israel tweets. 

The chancellor at the University of Illinois says she expects the campus to be censured by the American Association of University Professors over the decision not to hire a professor following his anti-Israel Twitter messages.

The Changing Culture Of Competitive College Sports

May 22, 2015
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The University of Illinois now faces allegations of abusive behavior and medical mistreatment against coaches and staff in two sports on the Urbana campus. 

It's too early to know exactly what happened in either case. But, the allegations have raised questions about the culture around major conference athletics.

One women's basketball coach left his job this week, though a statement from the U of I says an investigation showed no rules were violated and no laws were broken.

It's the first week of summer break for students at the University of Illinois, but the for the U of I system's new president, it's the first week on the job.  

New University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen says he is optimistic state-budget cuts will not be as deep as the 31.5% that Gov. Bruce Rauner initially proposed.

The University of Illinois now says it plans an independent investigation of allegations that football coach Tim Beckman pressured an injured player to play and that the player was misled about the extent of his injuries.  

The University of Illinois' Chief Financial Officer says the state of Illinois is dragging its credit rating down.  

University of Illinois President Robert Easter will get one last pay increase before he retires later this month.

Officials at the University of Illinois in Springfield say they're holding back on the groundbreaking of a new student union because of the state's troubled budget. 

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