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Rauner backs UI trustees on Salaita

Candidate calls for divestment from firms that boycott Israel

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner jumped into the Steven Salaita-University of Illinois controversy on Wednesday, expressing support for Urbana campus Chancellor Phyllis Wise, and condemning Gov. Pat Quinn for his silence on the uproar.

Got thoughts about Allerton Park? UI's listening

MONTICELLO — Allerton Park's formal gardens and hiking trails have been common topics as park officials gather input for their long-range master plan, but contributors have also given some out-of-the-box suggestions.

In a flash, UI game officials acted

What's your story from Saturday's delay? Tell Tom Kacich about it here

CHAMPAIGN — It lasted 1 hour, 44 minutes and 6 seconds (plus a 10-minute warm-up period).

It was unprecedented in the history of Memorial Stadium.

Chief information officer at UI to speak at Champaign library

CHAMPAIGN — Mark Henderson, the new chief information officer at the University of Illinois, will speak at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St., C.

Up next for UI trustees: Decision on Kilgore

URBANA — Coming off the controversial decision to reject scholar Steven Salaita, the University of Illinois Board of Trustees will next weigh in on James Kilgore's future employment on campus.

It's been about five months since university officials said they would create a committee to review Kilgore's case and they're still silent about any future position he may hold in Urbana.

Eight gifts - including Ikenberrys' - bring $11 million

Eight private gifts totaling more than $11 million for the Urbana campus were announced during the UI Foundation meeting over the weekend:

— A $3 million bequest and gifts of $120,000 from Tony Petullo in support of Anthony J. Petullo Leaders in Business Scholarships.

Students, faculty air their opinions on Salaita case at academic senate's first meeting of the semester

URBANA — Standing in the front of a crowded ballroom filled with University of Illinois faculty and students, Chancellor Phyllis Wise said she was proud the university is home to "difficult, uncomfortable and sometimes contentious discussions."

Jim Dey: Chancellor's critics line up, let her have it

URBANA — If denunciation is good for the soul, University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise received a thorough moral cleansing Monday.

Fiscal 2014 a record year for UI gifts

URBANA — The University of Illinois and its foundation collected a record $259.5 million in donations in fiscal 2014, according to new figures from the UI.

Blogger weighs in on prof's side

URBANA — A nationally read academic blogger says he believes the University of Illinois’ handing of the Steven Salaita case is a threat to academic freedom.

John K. Wilson, a UI graduate and former student in the Unit One “living/learning community” in Allen Hall, spoke to 89 people, primarily students, in the main room of the residence hall Monday night.