University of Illinois

Updated: Bardo criticizes police in arrest of Darius Paul

Former University of Illinois basketball star Stephen Bardo says Champaign is "stuck in the '60s" and that area police are "known for racial profiling."

In a phone conversation with The News-Gazette on Thursday, the former Flyin' Illini star said the recent situation involving current UI basketball player Darius Paul struck a chord with him.

John Frayne: Performance struck a (harpsi)chord with me

Charlotte Mattax Moersch gave a very enjoyable faculty recital of Baroque harpsichord music on April 13 in the Foellinger Great Hall.

Honorary society selects 3 UI profs for recognition

CHAMPAIGN — Three University of Illinois professors have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the longest-standing honorary societies in the nation.

Jim Dey: Turner hoping to take one to the House

Years ago, Scott Turner ran on football fields at Memorial Stadium and around the NFL. These days, he's still running, although not as fast and in a different venue.

Event will feature animals from UI's Wildlife Clinic

URBANA — The University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic would like the public to attend a "baby shower" Saturday at Prairieland Feeds in Savoy to benefit the animals cared for at the clinic.

Dr. Julie Whittington, director of the clinic, said the purpose of the event is primarily to educate the public.

Ebertfest Q&A: Jem Cohen on 'Museum Hours'

Director Jem Cohen's "Museum Hours" will resume Ebertfest at 1 p.m. Thursday. Cohen is based in New York:

Do you also paint or draw? Did you study art before you starting making films?

Opening jitters

Chaz Ebert indicates nervousness about continuing her late husband's legacy

URBANA — Chaz Ebert seldom feels nervous.

But after leaving her home in Chicago on Tuesday to head to Champaign-Urbana, she felt so nervous she turned around and went home.

She hungers to help

Talking to Dawn Aubrey makes you hungry.

Her menu includes panini, fresh pastries, Korean rice and Vietnamese spring rolls — and this is residence hall fare.

Food is her mission — specifically, feeding students at the University of Illinois, but generally promoting community.

Food favorites, flops, 'freshman 15'

We asked Dawn Aubrey about some of the food innovations (and flops) at UI Dining Services.

On today's student culinary preferences

"They want an interesting flavor profile. Food is no longer just nourishment. It's an experience. So it's got to be interesting in smell and taste and how it looks."

On the latest ethnic additions

Kilgore won't teach at UI; AAUP, some faculty protest

CHAMPAIGN — Former Symbionese Liberation Army member and now local social justice advocate James Kilgore will no longer teach at the University of Illinois, The News-Gazette has learned.

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