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New online UI application won't be part of consortium

URBANA — Students applying to the University of Illinois' flagship campus next year will be able to fill out a new online application, but it won't be part of the growing Common Application Consortium.


Khan to give UI commencement address

CHAMPAIGN — University of Illinois engineering graduate, National Football League team owner and philanthropist Shahid Khan will be this year's commencement speaker at the University of Illinois.

Campuswide commencement ceremonies will be Sunday, May 12. Khan will speak at both ceremonies that day.


Oso CEO wins one of three Lemelson prizes

URBANA — Oso Technologies is collecting oh, so many prizes.

On Monday, its CEO and co-founder, Eduardo Torrealba, won the $30,000 Lemelson-Illinois Student Prize for innovation.


Updated: Alma Mater won't be back in time for commencement; repair cost triples

Updated 10:05 p.m. Monday.

CHAMPAIGN — The Alma Mater sculpture's problems are more extensive than initial inspections showed, and the iconic sculpture will not be back on campus in time for commencement — though several replacement Almas will be available for photo ops.


UI volunteers help Clark-Lindsey Village residents with tech issues

By F. AMANDA TUGADE/For The News-Gazette


Environmental Almanac: Studying tiny creatures to answer big questions

For most people, I suspect, the word Daphnia brings to mind no clear picture.


Chief is gone, but is anybody moving on?

Student referendum attempts to gauge support for retired symbol; some see new mascot as a way to more forward

URBANA — When Chief Illiniwek was officially retired in 2007, only the uninitiated thought the argument was over.


UI re-examining logos

The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics will be re-examining its logos and "branding" over the next 18 months, though officials say that effort is unrelated to Chief Illiniwek.

Athletics hasn't updated any of its brands since before 2007, "with the Chief or without," said Assistant Athletic Director Marty Kaufmann, who oversees licensing and corporate sponsorships.


Chief items still available online

Chief Illiniwek fans can still buy merchandise with the Chief logo — officially or unofficially — but sales of such items no longer generates sizable income for the university, figures show.


Finalists chosen for Lemelson-Illinois prize

CHAMPAIGN — Eight finalists have been chosen for the $30,000 Lemelson-Illinois prize for student entrepreneurs, and the winner will be announced next week.

The prize awards innovative and entrepreneurial students interested in solving grand challenges.