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3 U of I faculty violate Illinois ethics law

Sep 18, 2015

A state ethics panel says three University of Illinois faculty violated Illinois ethics laws when they used their campus email addresses to discuss political activity with a congressional candidate in 2013. 

The United States' top education official has been traveling through the Midwest by school bus and made a couple stops in Illinois.  The U.S. Secretary of Education's visit to the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus today highlighted services for disabled students.

U of I honors disability advocate

Sep 14, 2015

The University of Illinois’ main campus in Urbana was the first in the country with accommodations for those with disabilities, ranging from bus routes, to residence hall, to a wheelchair sports program.  There’s now an effort in Congress to honor the man whose innovation started it all.

A former University of Illinois graduate student is suing the school's board of trustees and others, claiming administrators retaliated against her after she accused a visiting researcher of sexual harassment.

The University of Illinois is grappling with a requirement of the Affordable Care Act that takes effect in 2016. 

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.

  CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - University of Illinois athletes reportedly tested positive for banned drugs 65 times during last school year.  It's more than any school year in at least a decade. A print report cites documents obtained through an information request.  The next highest total in the past 10 years was 52 positive tests in the 2009-2010 year.  The sports with the highest numbers were football, which also has the biggest roster, followed by baseball/softball and basketball. The most common drug was marijuana. Random drug testing has been in place for years.

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.  

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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.

University of Illinois employees won't see pay raises, at least until a state budget is finalized. 

Nearly a month into the new fiscal year, the university is still waiting to see the impact of budget negotiations.

URBANA, Ill. (AP) - The University of Illinois is paying the public relations firm Edelman more than a half-million dollars to develop a campus branding plan and re-examine the school's public affairs structure. The the University of Illinois Foundation, which is in charge of fundraising, is paying for the $550,000 Edelman branding contract. The firm was hired in April as the university prepares for a major fund drive set to begin in 2017. Chancellor Phyllis Wise says the expense is necessary because the right branding is important to the overall campus.

  CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - The University of Illinois has tentatively agreed to a $10 million contract with a national food service company to provide meals for athletes and fans in premium seats at Memorial Stadium and State Farm Center. The five-year, $10 million contract with Sodexo is pending approval of trustees next week.

  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.

Illini baseball team wins NCAA regional

Jun 2, 2015

The Illini baseball team has won its first-ever NCAA regional, while also setting a record for wins in a season.  

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.

Timothy Killeen, the new president of the University of Illinois, met with reporters on the Springfield campus Friday.

A White House “national strategy” to reverse America’s declining honeybee and monarch butterfly populations is being praised by a University of Illinois scientist known for her research on the subject.

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.

Incoming University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen has set a busy schedule for his first day, meeting with reporters, students and faculty. Killeen starts work Monday on the Urbana campus. He has planned a morning meeting with the news media and will hold a town hall in the afternoon to discuss the university's goals and challenges. Similar get-togethers will be held Tuesday in Chicago. He has said he hopes to quickly launch a new strategic planning process for the university. Killeen is a native of Wales who has lived in the United States for decades.

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.

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