University of Illinois
URBANA — A campus committee looking into Steven Salaita's case is wrapping up its work and may issue a report in the coming weeks.
The Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure was asked to review the matter earlier this fall. A subcommittee conducted the investigation and is drafting a report.
CHAMPAIGN — The first time Barry L. Houser worked with the Macy's Great American Marching Band for the Thanksgiving Day Parade, he thought the music would never come together.
After all, the huge ensemble is made up of nearly 250 high school students from all over the country.
Before meeting up in New York, they don't know each other and they haven't played together.
Timothy Killeen walked into turmoil when he started his job as president of the Research Foundation at the State University of New York. The agency was marred by ethical breaches and perceptions of secrecy that forced out his predecessor.
Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Mikel Combs, 40, of Urbana, a professional bassist and doctoral of musical arts degree candidate at the University of Illinois, chatted with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli.
I heard you grew up in Berlin.
Hundreds of miles above Illinois, the Thermosphere, Ionosphere, Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics satellite orbits the earth, looking down on a part of the atmosphere bombarded by cosmic dust and where meteors burn up.
The first 19 presidents of the University of Illinois:
John M. Gregory, 1867-1880
When it first opened, the UI was called Illinois Industrial University. During his term, landmarks like the Morrow Plots and Harker Hall opened. Gregory is buried south of Altgeld Hall.
Selim H. Peabody, 1880-1891
JOHN O'CONNOR, AP Political Writer
KERRY LESTER, AP Political Writer
The long journey toward rebuilding a rare plasma fusion energy device on the University of Illinois campus will soon be underway after all the parts were shipped from Germany to Urbana this week. Michael Kiser reports.
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