University of Illinois

University of Illinois

What next for the UI?

Get out your scorecards: So far, the University of Illinois is down one chancellor, one provost and one head football coach — just this month.

Who knows what September will bring?

"I just can't wrap my mind around everything that's going on. It's a little depressing," chemistry Professor Ralph Nuzzo said Friday, before the latest bombshell about Coach Tim Beckman's firing.

UI losing star professor to Northwestern

URBANA — The University of Illinois is losing one of its academic stars, bioelectronics pioneer John Rogers, to Northwestern University — but not for a year.

Weekend planner: Marking Matsuri

The Japan House for the first time is hosting a Japanese arts festival with scads of nonstop events Sunday afternoon. Among them: Candyman Masaji Teresawa, who performs at festivals year-round. "He's amazing. It's hard to explain if you haven't seen him," said Cynthia Voelkl, assistant director at Japan House. "He creates fanciful candy as a glass blower would create it out of glass.

Vote on background check policy nears

URBANA — University of Illinois officials Thursday sought to dispel fears about a proposed policy that will require background checks for all new employees.

Under development for almost two years, the policy is in the final stages of review and will be voted on by UI trustees Sept. 10.

UI police changing how it issues safety notices

The University of Illinois Police Department is changing the way it alerts the campus community about safety issues, shifting away from crime alerts and to campus and community safety notices.

In addition to a new name, the new type of alerts provide more information about resources and places to go to find out more context about what crime is going on in the community.

UI bringing Chinese language to broadcast booth

CHAMPAIGN — Growing up in his native China, Bruce Lu became a "huge fan" of North American sports.

Judge reinstates motion on evidence in Salaita suit

CHICAGO — A federal judge presiding over Steven Salaita's lawsuit has agreed to reinstate a claim that accuses the University of Illinois of destroying evidence about the decision to revoke Salaita's job.

Updated: More motions added in Salaita lawsuit against UI

Updated 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26:

CHICAGO — The recent email controversy at the University of Illinois will likely be a subject of discussion at a federal court hearing Thursday in the ongoing Steven Salaita case.

Updated: Number of mumps cases tops 100 in local outbreak; more clinics set

Have a question about hospitals, the mumps or another health topic? Ask Deb Pressey and she'll track down the answer for The Health Reporter Is In.

UI resource website on sex assault debuts

A new website designed to help University of Illinois students, faculty and staff navigate resources that address sexual misconduct went live Tuesday.

Menah Pratt-Clarke, the UI's Title IX coordinator and associate vice chancellor for diversity, said is a mobile-friendly "one-stop shop" for information.