University of Illinois Board of Trustees

University of Illinois Board of Trustees

Wozniak case sent to UI trustees

URBANA — The dismissal case of a longtime engineering professor has been forwarded to University of Illinois trustees for a final decision, The News-Gazette has learned.

Updated: Trustees raise UI tuition by smallest amount since 2000-01

Updated 10:14 p.m. Thursday.

CHICAGO — Families grateful for the relatively small tuition increase expected at the University of Illinois next fall may want to hold on to their wallets.

Fitzgerald appointment well-received at UI

CHICAGO — A few new vocabulary words for Patrick Fitzgerald:

— A "dashboard" is not a feature in an automobile, but a snapshot of data, such as admissions yields, displayed in a PowerPoint presentation and appearing often at trustee meetings.

— "MOOCs" are massive open, online courses, and they are changing the face of higher education around the world.

UI trustees to consider higher fees, housing rates

URBANA — Student fees and housing rates will increase slightly for the next academic year, according to a recommendation presented to University of Illinois trustees on Monday.

UI panel picks replacement architectural firm for Natural History Building

URBANA — The University of Illinois has chosen a Chicago architectural firm to oversee renovation of the Natural History Building, six months after conflict-of-interest concerns prompted the UI to void the old contract with BLDD Architects.

Solar farm gets OK; land had been considered for Champaign high school

CHAMPAIGN — A solar-power facility planned on the University of Illinois' south farms will be built on land that has been under consideration for a new Champaign high school.

Trustees OK higher spending for UI Hospital renovation

SPRINGFIELD — University of Illinois trustees approved a major increase in spending Thursday to renovate the 32-year-old University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago.

Chicago lab idea gaining ground

Faced with a depressing state funding picture, an uncertain federal research funding outlook and slowly recovering state and regional economy, University of Illinois officials sat down with Chicago business and political leaders in the last year and asked the following question:

UI trustees approve budget with lower state share, higher tuition income

URBANA — As expected, University of Illinois trustees approved a slightly larger budget Friday, as the university faced a decrease in its state appropriation, but a small uptick in income from tuition, grants and contracts.

UI trustees to review slightly larger budget

URBANA — Thanks to a small boost in income from tuition and grants, the University of Illinois' operating budget this year is slightly larger, with more money being directed toward financial aid, particularly on the Urbana campus.