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John Goin became a human guinea pig at the urging of his wife.
The retired dentist from Champaign played a little golf and worked in his yard, but Shirley Goin thought he could use more exercise.
Sometimes it seems like Carl Woese, the University of Illinois microbiologist who recast the tree of life, gets an award every time he turns around.
But Woese on Friday had to admit the latest one is memorable, or "neat," as he put it twice.
URBANA – The University of Illinois this week has placed a moratorium on rehiring retirees while administrators and the board of trustees begin to rework the UI's rehiring policy.
That's not to say the UI won't rehire any retirees, but all rehires must be approved by campus administrators, university administration and the board of trustees, said Tom Hardy, executive director of university relations.
A University of Illinois faculty committee has taken on a financial company, alleging it is shortchanging UI employees in their annuity contracts.
Earlier this spring, the UI Senate unanimously and without debate approved a resolution that called for the UI Benefits Center and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to check and verify AIG SunAmerica's annuity calculations as well as review and monitor the company's marketing practices.
URBANA – The University of Illinois has backed off a controversial plan to increase its enrollment of out-of-state students.
The plan, which came out of the university's strategic planning process, has drawn some criticism in recent months, and two legislators last week called for a review of the proposed policy.
CHAMPAIGN – On Mother's Day and graduation day, Thomas Siebel had advice for University of Illinois graduates:
"What would your mother think? If you use that test to gauge your behavior, you will reach the right decision every time," said Siebel, featured speaker at the 135th UI Commencement Sunday.
CHAMPAIGN – Students are moving out for the summer, but there's no vacation for student housing projects near the University of Illinois campus.
Work continues on the new Stratford House, a four-story women's dormitory at 310 E. Daniel St., C. Owned and operated by the Baptist Student Foundation, the $2.9 million building is expected to house 38 women when it opens this fall.
The University of Illinois Board of Trustees on Thursday advanced several building and renovation projects.
In addition to official approval of the $116 million Memorial Stadium project, trustees reviewed designs for student residence and dining halls and awarded construction bids to relocate the poultry research buildings and to remodel Everitt Laboratory.
URBANA – Jennifer Reardon received the e-mail last week.
On Sunday she will be the 500,000th student to receive a degree from the University of Illinois.
URBANA – Gov. Rod Blagojevich was forced to defend a new state financial aid program aimed at the middle class and his support for higher education during a stop at the University of Illinois.
Blagojevich also criticized the NCAA's ruling on Chief Illiniwek and supported his right to use an executive order to grant benefits to same-sex domestic partners of state employees.