Religion

Professor in talks to return to Newman Center

CHAMPAIGN – An adjunct professor who got his job back with the University of Illinois last week may also be returning to the Newman Center.


Urbana High graduate spends five months absorbing Egyptian culture

URBANA – Cody Bralts, who recently turned 18, can't remember a time when the Mideast didn't dominate U.S. politics.

So when he applied for a scholarship from the National Security Language Initiative for Youth, he designated Egypt as his first choice.

And that's what he got.


UI offers Kenneth Howell teaching job again

CHAMPAIGN – Kenneth Howell has been offered his job back teaching Catholicism, but from now on the University of Illinois will pay his salary, the UI said Thursday.

He has until Aug. 6 to respond.


UI offers to rehire Catholicism prof, ends funding from Newman Center

Kenneth Howell has been offered his job back teaching Catholicism, but from now on the University of Illinois will pay his salary, the UI said Thursday.
He has until Aug. 6 to respond.


The long path of Ken Howell, instructor who lost UI position

CHAMPAIGN – The University of Illinois scholar who lost his job over his exposition of Catholic teachings has walked a winding path that includes a decades-long conversion, leaving other positions, including one as a Presbyterian minister, and facing down an armed man who shot at him five times.


Danville's Holy Family School begins final year before Catholic academy opens

DANVILLE – Though most students were still enjoying their summer break on Wednesday, fourth-grader Jonathan Gilbreath was back at Holy Family School.


Despite letter from UI, religion instructor doesn't expect to teach this fall

URBANA – A letter from the University of Illinois says controversial Professor Kenneth Howell could be back in the classroom this fall, pending a review by a faculty senate committee.

But Howell said that's not what he's been told.


"Canless" fundraiser survives thefts to top $20,000 goal -- by $15,000

CHAMPAIGN – Loose bills and spare change added up to $35,000 for Salt and Light's food pantry in the ministry's first Canless Food Drive.

Despite thefts from a half-dozen cans in early June, the monthlong fund drive still exceeded the $20,000 goal.


UI grad student protests dismissal of instructor of Catholicism

URBANA – A University of Illinois graduate student is protesting the dismissal of an adjunct professor from teaching classes on Catholicism.


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