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Immigration Battle Fuels Higher Ed Uncertainty

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The ongoing rule changes and legal battles over immigration are affecting international students at the state’s colleges and universities.

Martin McFarland is the Director of International Students and Scholar Services at the University of Illinois. Speaking on the Illinois Public Radio talk show  The 21st, McFarland says the people he works with are getting frustrated with all the uncertainty.

The University of Illinois board has approved bonuses totaling $175,000 for the president of the university's system and the chancellor of the University of Illinois-Chicago campus for the second straight year.

The University of Illinois has a new budget for 2018, and the spending plan holds the line on student tuition.

University of Illinois officials say that a proposed $1.2 billion master plan that provides a flexible blueprint for future campus growth and development isn't unrealistic given the university's donor base and track record.

Defense attorneys for a man accused of killing a University of Illinois scholar from China say they need more time to prepare their case.

U of I Lends Helping Hand in Opioid Epidemic

Nov 7, 2017

Opioid addiction is a growing problem in Illinois. And people have the chance to learn more during a free webinar on Thursday.

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A member of the Illini Democrats opened the candidates forum Monday night, with a line sure to please the party faithful: “Thank you all for coming out tonight, the date that marks one year out from the day that we take the state back from Bruce Rauner.”

 

The crowd at the U of I’s Gregory Hall auditorium erupted into cheers and applause. Whichever candidates those in attendance supported, they all hoped their choice would defeat Governor Rauner next November.  

URBANA, Ill. (AP) - A federal judge in central Illinois must decide in coming days whether to grant a defense motion to delay the trial of a 28-year-old man accused of killing a University of Illinois scholar from China. 

The Chancellor for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign predicts the new Carle Illinois College of Medicine will transform the way schools train physicians.

U of I Prepared in Case of Future Budget Crisis

Nov 3, 2017

The Chancellor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign says the campus is implementing a financial and budget plan that can sustain a budget crisis.

 

The Illinois economy is still growing, but not as fast as the national economy.

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The University of Illinois has signed a research partnership with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem . 

Gov. Bruce Rauner says collaboration between the University of Illinois and Tel Aviv University in Israel will make for groundbreaking technology and engineering initiatives.

University of Illinois police are looking for two men suspected of removing a branch of a menorah outside the Chabad Center for Jewish Life.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen are leaving for a trade and research mission to Israel on Sunday.

A Chicago businessman and his wife have donated $150 million to the College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus.

There’s another new effort to honor the memory of Chief Illiniwek during this week’s University of Illinois homecoming celebration -- a decade after the U of I retired the Chief. However, it's meeting opposition from Native American groups on the Urbana campus.

The University of Illinois is proposing a new public-private innovation center near downtown Chicago that would partner the Urbana-Champaign campus with two other research institutions.

The University of Illinois continues to struggle with faculty recruitment and retention despite the state budget crisis subsiding. 

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A public defender entered a “not guilty” plea Wed. for Brendt Christensen, the 28-year-old man accused of kidnapping and killing Yingying Zhang. 

A man accused in the abduction and killing of a University of Illinois scholar from China is to be arraigned on new charges.

The University of Illinois is appointing a task force to develop policies to avoid issues with disruptions while maintaining free speech and a welcoming environment.

The University of Illinois is preparing to launch its newest fundraising campaign with an event that one school official calls "one part Ted Talk and one part Cirque de Soleil."

The University of Illinois is leading a $25 million initiative to develop an "internet of battlefield things."

Trump's Immigration Policy Not Affecting U of I

Oct 5, 2017

The Chancellor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign says so far, the Trump Administration immigration and visa policies have not hurt the university in recruiting students and employees. 

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Ameya Pawar wants Illinois to move towards free tuition for state universities. And the Chicago alderman says one way to do it is to spend more on capitol development at state college campuses.

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A federal grand jury now accuses the alleged kidnapper of Yingying Zhang of murdering her as well.

According to the U.S. Justice Department, a new indictment returned by the grand jury on Tuesday accuses 28-year-old Brendt A. Christensen of the kidnapping resulting in the death of Zhang on June 9th. That’s the day the 26-year-old visiting Chinese scholar at the University of Illinois Urbana campus was last seen. The FBI has said they assume Zhang is dead, but her body has yet to be found. 

Movie-related memorabilia collected during late film critic Roger Ebert's tenure at the Chicago Sun-Times will become part of a University of Illinois collection.

U of I Focuses on Energy With Newly-Formed NextGrid

Sep 27, 2017

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be at the forefront of helping develop the next generation of energy. It’s called NextGrid, and the 18-month study begins tomorrow.

Federal prosecutors in New York have indicted four NCAA men’s basketball assistant coaches on charges of fraud and corruption. 

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