200 join UI walkout for state workers

URBANA – More than 200 students demonstrated Friday on the University of Illinois Quad in a walkout in support of state workers in Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio and Illinois.

They weren't all UI students. About 20 made the walk over from Urbana High School, and a similar number went south from University Laboratory School.

UI Open Houses, March 11-12, 2011.

Beckman Institute, the Engineering Department, and the College of ACES all held their annual open house's on Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12, 2011.

Joint effort creating mural for new Champaign school

CHAMPAIGN – When students enter the new Booker T. Washington Elementary School next fall, they'll be greeted with a mural they helped create on the outside of the building.

Students, parents and community members will make ceramic tiles that will be part of a 3-foot-wide by 16-foot-tall mural on a support column at the building's entryway.

Danville parents offer ideas to address bullying

DANVILLE – A North Ridge Middle School parent said Thursday that he really appreciates some of the steps the school has taken to respond to bullying incidents.

But, he said, he believes that to truly address the problem, school staff and parents must work together to prevent them from occurring.

Rossvile-Alvin reactivation study results to be presented

ROSSVILLE – Voters and parents in the Rossville-Alvin school district on Saturday may get answers to some of their questions regarding whether the high school should be reactivated.

Consultants Nick Osborne and John Dively, who have been conducting a feasibility study on reactivating the school, will present their findings.

UI open houses expected to attract thousands

Join in an archeological dig, match wits with a robot named Bert, meet the host of "Time Warp" or watch "Floral Design to Music" – the University of Illinois is reaching out to young and old Friday and Saturday.

Union 'thrilled' by UI plan to help tax-stricken

URBANA – A graduate employees' union is "thrilled" by the University of Illinois' plan to help graduate assistants shoulder unexpected tax-withholding costs this semester.

Graduate assistants due to have money withheld from their paychecks starting next week can get emergency grants from the university to cover the cost.

North Ridge parents plan meeting to help stymie bullying

DANVILLE – A North Ridge Middle School parent said she has been pleased with changes school leaders have made to curb bullying and improve safety since she and other parents voiced their concerns to them a couple of weeks ago.

Champaign school board hopefuls share views

CHAMPAIGN – Champaign school board candidates talked to the district's support employees Tuesday evening about their views of the district.

And they heard about some of the needs of the support workers, including more training for computer technicians and a new bus garage.

Aviators defend institute to UI officials who recommended its closure

URBANA – Dozens of supporters of the Institute of Aviation, two full rows of them in pilot uniforms, called for the University of Illinois to reverse course after a Stewarding Excellence report suggested eliminating the smallest college on the Urbana campus.