Julie Wurth

Julie Wurth

UI law students take a minute to reflect, as well as assess

CHAMPAIGN — Carlisle Shelson graduated from Michigan State University in 2017, amid the sexual-abuse scandal involving MSU team doctor Larry Nassar.

She's now a first-year student at the University of Illinois College of Law, where a sexual-harassment case involving a tenured professor has rocked the law school for the past few weeks.

UI president in line for third $100,000 performance bonus

URBANA — University of Illinois President Tim Killeen is slated for a third straight performance bonus of $100,000 for meeting goals outlined by UI trustees.

The agenda for Thursday's board of trustees meeting in Chicago includes a "pay-for-performance" compensation item authorizing $100,000 for Killeen this year, to be paid within 90 days.

UI senate backs honorary degrees for 'M*A*S*H' star, first female Librarian of Congress

URBANA — Honorary degrees for Alan Alda and the first woman to head the Library of Congress won overwhelming support from the University of Illinois Academic Senate, though trustees still have to sign off.

A call for a sustainable campus landscaping plan and a clearer senate role in decisions to name academic units after donors also won approval at Monday's senate meeting.

20-year deal planned for UI's 2nd solar farm

The UI's first solar farm was built on university-owned land through a public-private partnership with Phoenix Solar Inc. of California. The firm designed, built and is operating the farm for the first 10 years.

Second solar farm planned at UI

SAVOY — Farm fields along Curtis Road in Savoy would be converted into the next University of Illinois solar farm under a proposal winding its way through campus.

The UI is planning its second solar farm just north of Curtis, west of First Street, and it would be roughly triple the size of the current 21-acre installation a mile directly north along Windsor Road.

Hiring, harassment top UI chancellor's list of initiatives

URBANA — A $50 million faculty hiring initiative, including $10 million for computing and information sciences, was among the initiatives announced Thursday in Chancellor Robert Jones' "State of the State" address at the University of Illinois.

Campus voting fixes seen as a priority for future elections

URBANA — Like other voters, Chancellor Robert Jones found a long line snaking down a stairwell when he tried to vote at the Illini Union late Monday afternoon.

Harold's AG bid among those overwhelmed by Democratic wave

CHAMPAIGN — Urbana attorney Erika Harold fell short in her bid to prevent a Democratic sweep of statewide offices, losing to state Sen. Kwame Raoul of Chicago in the Illinois attorney general's race.

The two candidates were vying to replace four-term incumbent Lisa Madigan, who announced earlier this year she was stepping down.

Campus Conversation: Robin Kar

When a 3-year-old sexual harassment investigation of a University of Illinois law professor became public a few weeks ago, it caught most law students and faculty by surprise.

Sexual-misconduct allegations have UI's attention

URBANA — With two prominent cases made public in the past two weeks, the University of Illinois is moving to address the contentious issue of sexual harassment on campus.

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