CHARLESTON — Up to five academic majors at Eastern Illinois University could be eliminated this spring — but not because of the budget squeeze facing the university and the rest of Illinois higher education, EIU President David Glassman said Tuesday.
URBANA — A University of Illinois trustee appointed to the board after serving on the state commission that investigated the 2009 UI admissions scandal won't be serving a second term.
Ricardo Estrada, appointed as a UI trustee in 2011, said he informed Gov. Bruce Rauner in late 2016 that he didn't plan to seek a second term when his expired this month.
We regularly publish reader-submitted photos in the paper and at this website.
But almost never from 5-year-olds.
CHICAGO (AP) — Students from a northern Illinois high school are bound for Washington, D.C., for festivities surrounding the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.
URBANA — When Lydia Kisley was notified that she had been selected for Forbes' 30 Under 30 list of young innovators, the UI science researcher perused the list.
One name immediately caught the Cleveland native's attention.
SPRINGFIELD — James Applegate, who became executive director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education less than three years ago, is stepping down.
Applegate, who has a doctorate and a master's degree in communications from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, said he is leaving the IBHE "to pursue other opportunities to serve American higher education."
With the University of Illinois about to turn the big 1-5-0, we asked A-list alumni about the one Campustown spot that made the biggest impression on them. On Tuesdays throughout 2017, we'll share their memories.
The swimming pool
URBANA — Jim Faron said he's tried to get appointed to the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District board for years.
It looks like it's finally going to happen — ironically, at the same time that he's a candidate for the Parkland College board.
URBANA — It's an idea as old as human history: burning plants for fuel.
At a greenhouse where sugar cane thrives in the middle of January, a locally grown energy source will soon be providing environmentally friendly heat.