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Campus constitutional fight holds up Chief vote results

URBANA — The decision to temporarily withhold the results of this week's referendum on Chief Illiniwek was prompted by two students involved in a campus constitutional fight over the Chief, student leaders said Friday.

UI team up for Honda Challenge

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois is one of 20 schools nationwide fielding a team of marketing students in the Honda Civic Marketing Challenge.

Rutgers prof to give Wells-Barnett lecture

URBANA — A Rutgers University history professor will deliver the annual Ida B. Wells-Barnett Lecture at 6 p.m. Monday in the Levis Faculty Center, 919 W. Illinois St., U.

The lecture, sponsored by the University of Illinois Department of African American Studies, is free and open to the public.

State funding drop will mean more fundraising efforts for UI

URBANA — Faced with a state appropriation that now mirrors an amount from the mid-1990s, the University of Illinois plans to redouble its private fundraising efforts.

In his first appearance before trustees, new UI Foundation President Thomas Farrell on Thursday outlined ambitious goals: double cash donations and double the endowment by the end of the decade or within 10 years.

Updated: Students approve fee increase for Assembly Hall renovation

Updated 9:50 p.m. Thursday.

URBANA — Students have approved a $50 annual fee increase to help fund the $160 million renovation of the University of Illinois Assembly Hall, but the outcome of an advisory referendum on Chief Illiniwek won't be known until next week.

Honorary degree discussion may have broken state law

URBANA — A closed-door meeting among faculty leaders earlier this week to debate a possible honorary degree for a billionaire alumnus may have violated the state's Open Meetings Act.

Four good reasons to visit campus

The University of Illinois will be home to expos and open houses from several major units this weekend. Here's a preview:

1. Satisfy your natural curiosity at Naturally Illinois Expo

What bugs a dinosaur?

Mosquitoes, as Michael Crichton imagined in "Jurassic Park."

UI research center in Singapore 'in full swing'

URBANA — A research program "built from the ground up" more than 9,000 miles from Champaign-Urbana is "in full swing now" with more than a dozen projects and 100 employees, according to a director at the University of Illinois' first international research center in the Pacific Rim.

UI grad student ruled ineligible to run for student trustee

URBANA — University of Illinois graduate student Carey Ash is a member of the Urbana Plan Commission and has lived year-round in Illinois for five years.

But he was ruled ineligible to run for UI student trustee in this week's campus elections because the university does not consider him an Illinois resident.

Quinn plan would cut $32.7 million from UI

URBANA — Gov. Pat Quinn's proposed budget for fiscal 2014 would mean a $32.7 million reduction in state funding for the University of Illinois, taking it back to mid-1990s levels, officials say.

The university's annual general state tax support has been cut by $181 million since fiscal 2002, or about 27 percent.