Julie Wurth

Julie Wurth

Construction on UI's new $20 million feed mill begins Monday

CHAMPAIGN — Construction will begin Monday on a long-awaited University of Illinois feed mill to replace the aging structure on St. Mary's Road.

The Department of Animal Sciences announced Thursday that work on the $20 million state-of-the-art Feed Technology Center will be led by ASI Industrial, based in Billings, Mont.

UI exploring options to forge lifelong links with alumni

CHICAGO — A lifelong University of Illinois email address for graduates and a potential partnership with LinkedIn are possibilities the UI is exploring to keep closer contact with alumni — and potentially drive up fundraising.

UI Academic Senate panel: We get a say in plans to end on-campus MBA

CHAMPAIGN — Plans to phase out the on-campus MBA program at the University of Illinois may have to go through a lengthy review process in the campus Academic Senate next year.

Missing UI scholar's family back in C-U for trial of her accused kidnapper

URBANA — Almost two years after their daughter disappeared from the University of Illinois campus, the parents of visiting Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang are back in Champaign-Urbana for the trial of her accused killer.

UI phasing out on-campus MBA programs

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois Gies College of Business plans to phase out its on-campus MBA programs and direct future students to its growing online iMBA and other specialized master’s programs.

And array we go: Solar panels on UI ECE Building's roof now providing power

URBANA — In April, sunshine began powering about 25 percent of the labs, offices and classrooms in one of the newest high-tech buildings at the University of Illinois.

A $3 million rooftop solar array planned as part of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Building that opened in 2014 was completed this spring, pushing it closer to its ultimate goal of "net-zero" energy use.

UI panel to recommend sexual-harassment policy less tied to legal standards

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CHAMPAIGN — A sexual-harassment policy less tied to legal standards and more focused on prohibiting any kind of unwanted sexual behavior is expected to be one of the draft recommendations this month from a University of Illinois committee.

UI's $48 million Siebel Center for Design beginning to take shape

After nearly 10 years of planning, the University of Illinois Siebel Center for Design is starting to take shape.

Crews are setting the foundation for the new building on Fourth Street, just south of Huff Hall, and structural steel is being delivered later this month.

UI admissions applications up 10 percent systemwide for 2019-20

URBANA — The actual numbers won't be released until next fall, but applications to the University of Illinois are up more than 10 percent this year, driven in part by interest in a new free-tuition program.

Applications rose by more than 10 percent systemwide at the UI's three campuses in Urbana, Chicago and Springfield, over the 62,800 received last year, UI officials said.

State's $41.5 billion 'Rebuild Illinois' proposal funds UI, DACC projects

SPRINGFIELD — The massive "Rebuild Illinois" capital plan released Friday by Gov. J.B. Pritzker includes funding for several high-profile projects at the University of Illinois, including the renovation of historic Altgeld Hall.