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6:12 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Who’s Tim Killeen? Meet U of I’s 20th President

Incoming University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen addresses the Urbana campus at the Illini Union on Wednesday as outgoing President Bob Easter looks on.
Credit Hannah Meisel / WILL/Illinois Public Radio

The University of Illinois will have a new president come July after an eight month search and years of short-term leadership. The search committee picked State University of New York's Timothy Killeen for his success in research, and his experience dealing with tough fiscal situations.

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State News
8:41 am
Wed November 19, 2014

U of I chooses new president

Credit U of I

The University of Illinois system has hired State University of New York Vice Chancellor for Research Timothy L. Killeen as its next president. The university announced Wednesday that the 62-year-old Killeen will become president when current President Robert Easter retires in June.

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State News
5:25 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Salaita sues U of I over emails, expects more legal action

Professor Steven Salaita addresses a large crowd of supporters at the University YMCA.
Credit Jim Meadows / WILL/Illinois Public Radio

Controversial professor Steven Salaita has filed suit against the University of Illinois, alleging the school won't turn over emails under the state's Freedom of Information Act.

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State News
5:00 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

University of Illinois officials worried about the expiration of the income tax hike

Credit Peoria Public Radio

Officials at the University of Illinois say they're worried about the expiration of the state's temporary income tax hike, set to roll back partially in the New Year. 

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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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State News
4:33 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Former U of I instructor hopes to be rehired

Supporters of former University of Illinois instructor James Kilgore are calling on the Board of Trustees to consider his employment at their meeting Thursday. 

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State News
4:38 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

UIS Faculty Tackles Resolution On Academic Freedom

Credit Peoria Public Radio

On Friday, the Campus Senate of the University of Illinois at Springfield will take up a strongly-worded resolution written in the aftermath of the Board of Trustees' controversial dismissal of Steven Salaita. He's the professor whose job offer at the university's main campus was rescinded after his critical and sometimes profane tweets about the Israeli conflict with Gaza. 

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State News
7:26 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Academic Freedom Expert Doubts Salaita’s Tenure Status

University of Illinois Prof. Emeritus Cary Nelson
Credit Jim Meadows / WILL/Illinois Public Radio

Was Steven Salaita's University of Illinois faculty appointment protected when he posted controversial Twitter posts criticizing Israel? Cary Nelson says yes, but only if Salaita was already protected by tenure.

The  Professor Emeritus in the University of Illinois' Program in Jewish Culture and Society believes Salaita was not protected by tenure, because his tenured faculty appointment had not been finalized by the university board of trustees.

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State News
10:48 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Columbia University law professor discusses Steven Salaita case

Columbia University Law Professor Katherine Franke
Credit law.columbia.edu

The University of Illinois community is still grappling with the case of Steven Salaita, the professor whose job offer was rescinded after he posted inflammatory comments about Israel on Twitter.

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