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New UI residence hall will bear name of university's first African-American alumna, a true pioneer

URBANA — Tired of the underage drinking and truancy associated with a liquor store across the street from her high school, the new principal took matters into her own hands.


Group seeks student vote on fee for $160 million Assembly Hall renovation

CHAMPAIGN — With a $160 million price tag looming, University of Illinois students are being asked to support a $25-a-semester fee increase to help pay for renovation of the Assembly Hall.


Champaign among cities to 'suffer most' from fiscal crisis

Champaign and Springfield are among the cities in Illinois that have the most to lose because of the state's poor fiscal condition and "will suffer the most as it tries to get on a long-run path to a sustainable budget," says a report by Moody's Analytics.


Elijah Muhammad descendant to give Malcolm X Lecture at UI

URBANA — Khalil Gibran Muhammad, the great-grandson of Elijah Muhammad and the new director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library, will deliver the annual Malcolm X Lecture at 4 p.m. Monday at the Levis Faculty Center, 919 W. Illinois St., U.


Institute founder at Unit One next week

URBANA — Antwi Akom, founding director of the Institute for Sustainable Economic, Educational and Environmental Design, will be the Unit One/Allen Hall guest-in-residence from Sunday through Thursday.


UI crew safely detonates WWII explosive in Catlin

CATLIN — Some residents may have been startled, but no one was injured when the University of Illinois bomb squad detonated what appears to have been some type of World War II explosive on Wednesday night.


Manufacturing lab could boost UI, state

CHICAGO — A public-private manufacturing laboratory that harnesses the University of Illinois' supercomputing power promises to boost manufacturing in the state and it could also better position the university and the state to compete for big federal grants in advanced manufacturing.


UI to show slave-trade documentary tonight on campus

URBANA — The University of Illinois Department of African American Studies will present this evening a provocative documentary that explores the slave trade in the world and in U.S. history.


UI proposing China-funded 'Confucius Institute' on campus

This story has been corrected to clarify the source of research funding and academic affiliation for the new director of the proposed Confucius Institute.

URBANA — The University of Illinois is proposing a new campus institute funded by the Chinese government to support the study of Chinese language and culture.


Tom Kacich: Jackson doesn't take 'magic carpet' for granted

Mannie Jackson acknowledges that he has "great genetics," and by that he means the bright, strong and thoughtful grandfathers and father who gave him lifelong guidance.

Even at the age of 73, the former University of Illinois basketball great, business executive and philanthropist says he hears and heeds their advice.