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UI higher-ed conference to focus on volatility in state funding

CHAMPAIGN — The impact of unpredictable state funding on students and colleges will be the focus of an upcoming conference at the University of Illinois.

The "Volatility in State Spending for Higher Education" conference will be held June 4-5 at the I Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 S. First St., C.

UI switching to same parking-meter app as Champaign, Urbana

URBANA — The University of Illinois is switching to the same parking-meter app that Champaign and Urbana already use.

Beginning June 18, drivers will be able to use the MobileMeter app at each of the roughly 2,300 meters on campus.

UI student plans to be on ballot in County Board race

CHAMPAIGN — A University of Illinois student plans to run for a seat on the Champaign County Board.

Ben Chapman, 21, of Mahomet, said Sunday that he had been slated by the Democratic Party and plans on collecting enough signatures to appear on the November ballot.

No Democrats were on the March ballot for county board in District 1.

Deal may impact UI jobs

URBANA — Some University of Illinois academic professionals could see their jobs reclassified into civil service positions in coming months under state rules that take effect in October.

No shortage of Illini in this family

There’s lots of orange and blue in the McMorrow house.

UI trustees renew coaches contracts, approve project spending

Trustees Thursday also took action on 10 building projects worth $235 million, athletic contracts and financial items:

Is UI faculty 'retention crisis' looming?

SPRINGFIELD — As the University of Illinois gears up to hire hundreds of new faculty, the head of a faculty advisory group warned trustees Thursday about a potential faculty "retention crisis" because of stagnating pay and retirement benefits.

New UI trustee says he has no specific agenda

Newly appointed University of Illinois Trustee Sanford "Sandy" Perl, a 1987 University of Illinois accounting graduate, made his first appearance at Wednesday's board committee meetings at the UI Springfield's new Student Union.

UI has five-year hiring plan in works

SPRINGFIELD — The University of Illinois plans to hire hundreds of new professors over the next five years to keep pace with rising student enrollment and make up for slow faculty growth during the state's two-year budget crisis.