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Trustees to vote on higher student fees

URBANA – Several University of Illinois student fees are likely to increase next year.

In addition to a proposal to raise tuition, UI trustees on Tuesday are expected to vote on increases to room-and-board fees; general student fees which cover, for example, health services; plus a new fee that would create a need- and merit-based scholarship.


UI trustees consider study to look at campus traffic

URBANA – Six months after a bus struck and killed a University of Illinois freshman, the UI is asking a transportation consultant to take a comprehensive look at how campus traffic can be improved.

The UI took several steps to protect pedestrians after Sarah Channick, 18, died Sept. 29, installing four-way stop signs at key intersections, painting warnings on crosswalks and installing monitors that display driving speeds.


Tuition increase proposed

URBANA – Earning a degree from the University of Illinois could get more pricey beginning this summer.

The UI Board of Trustees on Tuesday is expected to consider proposals to increase tuition and to add a new fee that would cover the costs of repairing and maintaining buildings on the three campuses.


'Unofficial St. Patrick's Day' issue put on hold

URBANA – A University of Illinois Senate meeting on Monday came to a rather abrupt end when several student members got up out of their seats, backpacks and jackets in tow, and left the room.

As a result, the campus legislative body did not have a quorum, and UI Chancellor Richard Herman adjourned the meeting.


University planning modern-day update to building that opened in 1970

URBANA – The year: 1970. Vinyl was in. Platform shoes were gaining momentum. The personal computer? Still years away.

In the three decades since the University of Illinois Undergraduate Library opened its doors, the vinyl chairs have split open. And just about every table has a laptop, tablet computer or other portable device brought in by students.


Community gets glimpse of preliminary conference center plans

CHAMPAIGN – Preliminary drawings of the University of Illinois' new conference center show a building that can easily accommodate gatherings of 500 or more.

The conference center, planned for the south side of St. Mary's Road across from Assembly Hall, would be a single-story structure featuring a 7,500-square-foot ballroom, a junior ballroom, several conference and breakout rooms and a "board room" for more formal meetings.


Business school boosting ethics studies

CHAMPAIGN – The University of Illinois College of Business plans to beef up its ethics curriculum, thanks to two $4 million grants from the Deloitte Foundation and the U.S. District Court in Northern Illinois.

The college announced plans Thursday to establish a Center for Professional Responsibilities in Business and Society.


Float'n Illini use NASA equipment to test project to benefit satellites

On this type of flight, cocktail peanuts would fly right out of passengers' hands.

As would everything else.


Black power era discussed at UI seminar

URBANA – A University of Illinois seminar on black power is drawing scholars and activists from all over the nation, as well as one who's homegrown.

Terry Townsend, a fixture in local politics since the 1960s, will attend "Race, Roots, and Resistance: Revisiting the Legacies of Black Power," which continues through Saturday on campus.


UI officials issue rebuttal to NCAA

INDIANAPOLIS – In a document sent to the NCAA this week, the University of Illinois reiterated its arguments that the NCAA Executive Committee exceeded its authority in establishing a policy on the use of American Indian imagery.

It also said the NCAA has not provided evidence that supports the policy, and it is only now identifying a standard of review for appeals and defining the terms "hostile" and "abusive."