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UI Research Park may get more Net provider options

CHAMPAIGN — Tenants in the University of Illinois Research Park may soon have more choices of Internet providers, and potentially service at lower rates.

The research park also is moving ahead with plans to eventually hook up to the Big Broadband fiber optic network being installed around Champaign-Urbana as part of the $31 million UC2B project.

Unionization plan stirs UI senate debate

A faculty union would restore balance to shared governance and advance the University of Illinois' interests — or spell the end of the UI as a top-tier institution, opposing sides argued Monday.

New UI police unit seizes $23,000 worth of Ecstasy, other drugs in bust

URBANA — A new street-crimes unit at the University of Illinois Police Department made its first arrests last weekend in what it hopes will be a long string of successes to come.

Tom Kacich: Players, spectators recall 'snake pit' that was Huff

Even in those decades long ago, there was no basketball arena in the Big Ten like Huff Gym.

Most of the rest were big, airy barns like Lambert Fieldhouse at Purdue and the Yost Field House at Michigan, home to indoor track and field sports as well as basketball.

Cold case thawed: Wallet stolen in 2001 found inside freezer

URBANA — A University of Illinois Police Department cold case of sorts came back to life Wednesday in a building on campus, much to the delight of an Urbana woman victimized by crime 12 years ago.

UI flash index climbs in January

URBANA — The University of Illinois flash index for January climbed to its highest level in almost five and a half years.

The indicator of economic growth in Illinois increased to 104.9, up from its 104.6 level in December. The last time the index was at this level was in August 2007, several months before the recession began.

State board withdraws proposal on university civil service classification

URBANA — A state board has withdrawn a controversial proposal that would have stripped universities of their authority to exempt some employees from the civil service system.

Totenberg to speak at UI

CHAMPAIGN — Veteran NPR reporter Nina Totenberg, the voice of every major Supreme Court story in recent memory, will give a talk Feb. 11 at the University of Illinois.

Totenberg was recently awarded the Illinois Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism.

UI research gets major boost with Grainger gift

CHAMPAIGN — Tiny, biocompatible electronics that can dissolve in water. Home appliances that can talk to the power grid. "Bio-bots" that hunt for tumors inside a body.

Breakthrough research in bioengineering and big data at the University of Illinois got a huge boost Monday with the announcement of a $100 million donation from the Grainger Foundation of Lake Forest.

Easter's 'state of the university' unlike predecessor's

URBANA — President Bob Easter's first "state of the university" report to campus senate leaders had a decidedly different tone from the last two by former University of Illinois President Michael Hogan.