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