C-U Scholars program requirements

Requirements for the C-U Scholars Program:

– Academic courses:

Four years of English; three years of math; three years of laboratory science; three years of social science; two years of a language other than English.

– Physical fitness:

UI faces decisions on campus icon Altgeld Hall

URBANA – Altgeld Hall's rough-hewn Romanesque architecture has always made it stand out in a sea of green-roofed Georgian buildings on the University of Illinois campus.

Around the Big Ten

News from the home cities and states of the Big Ten universities:

PURDUE: Scientists join battle against egg-borne salmonella

It's Your Business: The Stop aims to be local bar-and-grill detour

Marvin Meadows and Angela Alwardt already have two bar-and-grills, and they've come up with a road-tested concept to get people to stop at their third.

Where the dollars go: In the case of one Champaign fundraiser, most paid costs of raising money

CHAMPAIGN – A charity group headed by city police officers got a big advertising bump this year after local speedskater Katherine Ruetter's success in the Vancouver Olympics.

But Champaign Cops for Kids, a consistent Reutter sponsor, said the economy is hurting just like it would for any for-profit business.

Century-old concrete error brings months of displacement from Natural History Building at UI

URBANA – Concrete poured incorrectly more than a century ago will mean major disruptions for months for those who work or study in the oldest academic building on the University of Illinois campus.

Fire destroys family's belongings, mobile home in Paxton

PAXTON – The American Red Cross was contacted to assist a Paxton family whose mobile home was gutted by fire Friday evening.

Paxton Fire Chief Denny Kingren said his department was sent to the fire shortly after 7 p.m. Friday to the Pine Street trailer park in Paxton.

Two teens who were in the mobile home escaped without injury, Kingren said.

Gallery: Taste of Champaign-Urbana 2010

The 40th Taste of Champaign-Urbana offers plenty of food, entertainment, arts and crafts and much more at West Side Park in Champaign, Ill on Saturday, June 12, 2010. The event began Friday and will continue through Sunday until 6p.m.

Minority contracting questions answered, Ikenberry Commons will proceed at UI

CHAMPAIGN – Work will begin soon on the next phase of the Ikenberry Commons construction project, now that administrators have satisfied trustees' questions about participation by minority contractors.

Academically, Nebraska is a 'good fit' for Big Ten

URBANA – Fifty years ago, the Big Ten presidents formed an organization to promote academic collaboration among their member universities.