Tuesday's News-Gazette: UI town hall, cool September, Illini fight to avoid losing streak

In Tuesday's newspaper, we'll have stories about the UI chancellor's town hall meeting, a cool September and Illini football trying to overcome the "snowball effect."
Reporter Julie Wurth was on hand as University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise hosted a town hall meeting on her "first birthday" as chancellor and said "this first year has been very exciting." Wise said her goals include empowering faculty and staff to keep the best and brightest faculty and staying 'agile' to respond to new opportunities.
Wurth also writes that Thom Dunning, director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications for almost eight years, plans to retire in 2013. The University of Illinois will conduct an international search for his successor, a process that could last into next summer, officials said Monday.
After 11 consecutive months of above-average temperatures — some months as much as 15 degrees above normal — Champaign-Urbana had a below-normal September, Tom Kacich reports.
In Health & Fitness, columnist Jodi Heckel says that  it's a good time for area runners to take a break from the roads and hit the local trails.
And in Sports, columnist Loren Tate writes that the Illinois football team faces the "snowball effect" and it's nothing new — for two decades, Illini coaches have visited and revisited the task of halting losing streaks.

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