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Salaita backlash putting UI in bad light

URBANA — Wanted: world-class scholar for state flagship university: home to Nobel Prize winners, patent-generating professors, an international student body and a fiery contretemps that has included academic boycotts and votes of no confidence in university leaders.

Researchers hope to give condiments a health boost

URBANA — Spices and condiments may be capable of doing more than beefing up the flavor of foods.

Researchers are working on fortifying some of these commonly used products, such as soy sauce and curry powder, to help make up vitamin and mineral deficiencies in developing countries around the world.

'We're not the no-smoking police'

A reminder to football fans who smoke: Lighting up at Illini tailgates is no longer allowed. Technically.

Another department votes no confidence in UI trustees, Wise

URBANA — Another department has added its name to the list of units casting votes of no confidence in University of Illinois leaders following the decision to not hire professor Steven Salaita.

Learning some street smarts

Back-to-school time means area police have to haul out their own textbook for educating bicyclists who disregard the rules of the road: a pad of traffic tickets.

Faced with the sting of a three-figure fine in both Champaign and Urbana, bicyclists usually need only one ticket to complete that education.

Sewer work could hit park on campus

CHAMPAIGN — A portion of a park on the University of Illinois campus could be temporarily dug up for the construction of a force main for a planned upgrade of sanitary-sewer facilities in the area.

Philosophy department weighs in: No confidence


URBANA — Another University of Illinois academic department has approved a vote of no confidence in university leaders in wake of the decision to not hire controversial professor Steven Salaita.

War photos are focus of new Krannert exhibit

Krannert Art Museum will be taking a hard look at war starting Friday.

"After the Front Line: Artists Who Served in the World Wars" runs through Dec. 23 at the museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, C.

Find out what else is going on at Krannert this year Thursday at 4:20 on WDWS.

Jim Dey: Pro-Salaita protest rates multiple F's

They call that a protest?

Student supporters of Professor Steven Salaita gave it the old college try Tuesday, holding a campus gathering to demand that Chancellor Phyllis Wise wise up. Next time, they need to try harder.

Jim Dey was on the radio Thursday morning.  Listen here:

UI hoping to boost cell reception, eventually add Web access at Memorial Stadium

CHAMPAIGN — You're at the big game, trying to upload a selfie to Instagram or text your friends across the stadium — along with 40,000 other people. No signal — too much cell traffic in one place for the network to handle.