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UI women of distinction take stroll down memory lane

Over the past eight weeks, we've shared Illini memories from 122 A-list alums and former employees. And we're just getting started.

With the UI's 150th anniversary just two days away, our year-long series continues here, with 10 female grads who went on to greatness telling us about the places and spaces that made the most indelible impressions on them.

Jones: Mascot issue not a priority right now

URBANA — Chancellor Robert Jones hasn't ruled out the idea of choosing a mascot or some other tradition to fill the void left by the departure of Chief Illiniwek — just "not right now."

Top of the Morning, Feb. 25, 2017

MALCOLM HILL is apparently as proficient with a toothbrush as he is a basketball.

On Wednesday, the first 2,000 fans inside State Farm Center get a Malcolm Hill Toothbrush Holder. Among promotions, it might be the best thing the UI has ever concocted.

UPDATE: Report: 2 employees 'experienced illegal discriminatory or harassing activity'

CHAMPAIGN — An investigation prompted by employee complaints of bias, and magnified by an incident involving a noose, has found no evidence of systemic discrimination in employment practices or the work environment at University of Illinois Facilities & Services, a new report says.

UI gets $1.8 million from CDC to study bug-borne diseases

URBANA — The U.S. is not as well prepared to deal with illness spread by insects as most people may think.

That's what a $10 million grant spread over five Midwestern universities, including the University of Illinois, is all about, said a researcher who will be leading work on vector-borne illness at the UI over the next five years.

Top of the Morning, Feb. 24, 2017

While the rest of us watched the Super Bowl at home or at a bar, CAREY DAVIS went for a different venue: Afghanistan.

The former Illini and NFL fullback was part of a USO tour that visited with U.S. troops.

PODCAST: Club Krannert with Jessica Elliott on Romeo and Juliet

PODCAST: Club Krannert with Jessica Elliott on Romeo and Juliet: Play now!

Jessica Elliott, a member of the production team for Romeo and Juliet, previews Lyric Theatre @ Illinois' unique interpretation of a classic, which opens Mar. 2.


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UI chancellor responds to 'deport' messages on Quad, Israeli flag defacing, 'Unofficial' T-shirts

CHAMPAIGN — Amid concerns about offensive “Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day” T-shirts, harassment of Muslim students, anti-immigrant messages on the Quad and the defacing of an Israeli flag at a protest, Chancellor Robert Jones is urging the campus to challenge hateful rhetoric with “speech that builds connections and shared understanding.”

UI report: No evidence of systemic discrimination at Facilities & Services

CHAMPAIGN — There's no evidence of systemic discrimination in employment practice and the work environment at the University of Illinois Facilities & Services, a report on a UI Human Resources investigation concluded.

However, two employees "experienced illegal discriminatory or harassing activity," said the report released Thursday morning.