The University of Illinois will not be allowed to host NCAA championship events unless it eliminates its symbol Chief Illiniwek.
Leaders of the NCAA today announced they were upholding the association's previous decision to restrict the use of American Indian mascots, imagery and symbols at NCAA championships.
URBANA – After he turned 25, David Morris had to strike out on his own to find health insurance.
No longer covered under his father's health care plan, the University of Illinois graduate student turned to the UI for coverage.
URBANA – Meeting for the last time this academic year, the University of Illinois Senate on Monday called for the elimination of Unofficial St. Patrick's Day.
Senators approved a resolution to eliminate "Unofficial," a popular student drinking holiday held before the actual St. Patrick's Day. Debate on the issue had closed at a previous UI Senate meeting.
Two University of Illinois researchers are among the first 10 recipients to be awarded state grants for stem cell research.
UI scientist Matthew B. Wheeler of the Department of Animal Sciences was awarded $591,322 for studying mesenchymal stem cells. Stephen J. Kaufman with the UI's Department of Cell and Developmental Biology was awarded a $250,000 grant for work with mesoangioblast stem cells.
URBANA – Tired of smelling of smoke after coming home from a night on the town, two University of Illinois students decided to circulate a petition to ban smoking in Campustown bars.
UI graduate student John Stevo of Blue Island and UI senior Ryan Fitzgerald of Bethany plan to take their petition to the Champaign and Urbana city councils.
It's a rainy day, and Christine Jenkins turns on her car's windshield wipers.
She's not thinking about how the wipers, let alone her car, work. The car is just something that she uses to go here and there.
URBANA – The University of Illinois will embark on a five-year diversity plan that ultimately charts a course on how the university can foster a diverse and inclusive campus, Chancellor Richard Herman announced Friday.
A committee will gather insight and input from all the university's colleges and schools and draw up this comprehensive plan, said Herman, who spoke at the UI conference, "Documenting the Differences Racial and Ethnic Diversity Makes: Uncovering, Discussing, and Transforming the University."
Breakfast in St. Louis, dinner in Washington, D.C.
Just another day for University of Illinois Chancellor Richard Herman, who dined in Washington, D.C., on Thursday evening with visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao.
URBANA – Now that a two-year study on diversity at the University of Illinois has wrapped up, what's in store for the campus?
Several academics will present their findings this Friday as part of the conference "Documenting the Differences Racial and Ethnic Diversity Makes: Uncovering, Discussing, and Transforming the University."
Your brain does a lot of thinking for you, but you probably don't think much about it.
University of Illinois researchers would like to change that with the annual "Brain Awareness Day," put on by students and staff from the UI Neuroscience Program, at the Orpheum Children's Science Museum in downtown Champaign.