Julie Wurth

Julie Wurth

Trustees review details for proposed UI Chicago law school

URBANA — A proposed merger of the University of Illinois Chicago and John Marshall School of Law would take effect in fall 2019, according to details released today.

The UI Board of Trustees is set to consider a resolution this afternoon supporting the idea and a formal proposal to establish the UI Chicago John Marshall College of Law.

At Japan House, Offerman's gazebo no longer off the beaten path

URBANA — A gazebo tucked in the woods near the University of Illinois Japan House may be famous because of its creator — actor and UI theater alumnus Nick Offerman — but until now, it was quite literally off the beaten path.

UI trustees ready to kick off a full day of meetings

University of Illinois trustees have a full day of meetings at the Illini Union today, starting at 8:30 a.m. with three committee meetings. The regular business meeting at 12:30 p.m. starts with a closed session, followed by the public portion at 2 p.m.

UI Chicago moving ahead on merger with private law school in Loop

CHICAGO — The University of Illinois at Chicago could soon have its own law school, a counterpart to the 121-year-old College of Law at the Urbana campus.

The UI Chicago announced last November that it was in merger talks with John Marshall Law School, a diverse private institution in Chicago's South Loop area.

Stretch of Green Street in Urbana reopens after MCORE work

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URBANA — A stretch of Green Street near campus is reopening to two-way traffic Monday afternoon, a month ahead of schedule, after the latest phase of the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project.

Report: Public schools pay presidents a pretty penny

A dozen public university presidents have total compensation packages exceeding $1 million, reflecting continued growth in executive compensation at the nation's colleges, a new report says.

DACC Foundation director taking her talents to Parkland College

CHAMPAIGN — During Tracy Wahlfeldt's 10-plus years as executive director of the Danville Area Community College Foundation, the school's endowment grew by $10 million and the number of student scholarships doubled.

That "tremendous" growth, which she credits to a strong team effort, landed Wahlfeldt the same job at Parkland College in Champaign, said Parkland President Tom Ramage.

Local cybersecurity expert who worked on DNC hack: Russians were sloppy

CHAMPAIGN — Early in the summer of 2016, before the public knew about leaked Democratic Party emails or Russian hackers, John Bambenek and other cybersecurity experts were brought in to help confirm the source of the breach.

Urbana intersection's new 'bike boxes' gives cyclists a bit more direction

URBANA — For bicyclists, turning left at a busy intersection can be a bit dodgy — literally.

Cyclists using a right-hand bike lane have to merge across one or two lanes of traffic in order to enter a left-turn lane while hoping they're seen by cars in the intersection.

Robotics expert to be first woman to lead UI computer-science department

URBANA — Nancy Amato, a computer-science professor and robotics expert from Texas A&M, has been chosen to lead the highly ranked University of Illinois Department of Computer Science — the first woman to hold that position.