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Calendar complicates trustees' first 2015 meeting

A quirk in the calendar is complicating the upcoming appointments for the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.

According to state statutes, the board's organizational meeting has to be the third Thursday of January, or Jan. 15 in 2015. That's where the board chooses its chairman, three-person executive committee and committee chairs, and swears in any new members.

UI names South Carolina provost as new chancellor for Chicago campus

CHICAGO — Michael Amiridis, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of South Carolina, will be the next chancellor at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

University officials introduced Amiridis at a press conference on the Chicago campus today.

Strobel won't seek reappointment to UI board

Any trustees questions? Our Tom Kacich will answer them here

A trustee who led the University of Illinois through two presidential searches during her term is stepping down when her appointment ends in January.

Top of the Morning: From the archives

Airlines don't always announce they're offering service from Willard Airport to Las Vegas.

But when they do, they bring a showgirl.

That was the case seven years ago when Allegiant Air decided it would operate flights from the Silicon Prairie to Sin City.

UI 'well-protected' in arrangements with Confucius Institute

A Chinese-English bilingual network channel. Lectures about Chinese language in local schools. Cultural programs for American families who adopt children from China.

Dogging it during finals

Fitz and Hercules like wrestling. Lilly likes listening to a good book. Jeannie likes watching squirrels.

And belly rubs? They're all up for those.

Several University of Illinois libraries are opening their doors to some very special guests in the coming days.

Illini bidding to host NCAA regional in 2017

CHAMPAIGN — At 8 a.m. today, the Illinois volleyball team will board a bus bound for Ames, Iowa, site of this weekend's NCAA regional, the last stop before the Final Four.

A convoy of 65 Networkers and Spike Squad members are also making the 370-mile trip to Hilton Coliseum for Friday's Sweet 16 match against Florida, hoping to give the Illini a hometown boost.

Medical students joining nationwide protest today

URBANA — Medical students will don white jackets today at the University of Illinois and take part in a nationwide "Black Lives Matter" protest.

Senate proposes honorary degree for Nugent

URBANA — Tim Nugent, the tireless champion for people with disabilities who established the University of Illinois as a leader in disability services and studies, has been recommended to receive an honorary degree from the university.

Students, others add to those protesting grand jury decisions

URBANA — As the Altgeld Hall bells tolled at noon Monday, several hundred University of Illinois students, faculty, staff and community members lay down on the cold concrete in drizzling rain to protest recent grand jury decisions to not indict police officers for killing two black men.