University of Illinois

University of Illinois

Deans in and out

Of the UI's 14 major academic units led by deans, 8 have had some sort of turnover at the top in the past year.


Tanya Gallagher, dean since 1998, is stepping down in August; Cheryl Hanley-Maxwell was named Friday as her replacement.


Sandra Mason: Cultivate curiosity

Every spring, I yearn for their return. And my worry builds every time I stare at my unattended hummingbird feeders.

Then one day, a flash of red and green appears, and my friends the hummers have once more successfully traveled thousands of miles from central America across land and water to make it back to my house.

Wisconsin professor named dean at UI's Applied Health Sciences

URBANA — Cheryl Hanley-Maxwell will replace long-time dean Tanya Gallagher as the head of the College of Applied Health Sciences in August, the University of Illinois announced Friday.

Study: UI students don't pay much attention to nutrition info

URBANA — Evidently, the majority of University of Illinois freshmen and sophomores eating at campus dining halls do not care how many calories or how much fat, carbohydrates and protein might be lurking in their food, according to a new study by UI researchers.

The Lovie Effect

At this time last year, the Block I had sold about 600 student season tickets in the north end zone of Memorial Stadium.

As of two weeks ago, that number had topped 1,000.

At last year's Quarterback Club golf outing, 84 people played the 18-hole scramble at the Orange and Blue Course.

At this month's outing, 128 hit the links.

John Frayne: UI Summer Band shines in concert on Quad

The first concert of the UI Summer Band, led by UI Band Director Stephen Peterson, took place on the UI Quad on the evening of June 23.

The temperature was somewhere in the 70s, the skies were clear and blue, and a soft breeze was blowing sufficient to slightly ruffle the sheet music of the players.

Possible hike in UI insurance costs a 'gut punch'

URBANA — University of Illinois employees are being warned about a dark cloud looming over their health insurance benefits.

Changes in coverage and costs could be imposed down the road on a retroactive basis to July 1 when the next state budget year begins, leaving university and other state employees to potentially face higher costs for both months past and those going forward.

Bertrand charged with misdemeanor

URBANA — Former University of Illinois basketball player Joseph Bertrand has been criminally charged with domestic battery for an incident that happened last weekend with his girlfriend.

A single count of the misdemeanor offense was filed Wednesday, alleging that Bertrand pushed his 24-year-old girlfriend, causing her to fall to the ground on Saturday just before 1 a.m.

Killeen optimistic on budget

URBANA — A Democratic budget proposal that would give public universities 82 percent of their 2015 state funding would avert major cuts at the University of Illinois, according to President Tim Killeen.

UI grad taking talents to Mexico as Fulbright scholar

CHAMPAIGN — Just back last week from one overseas teaching adventure, Regina Hinders is about to add another stamp to her passport.

In August, the Champaign woman will leave for a nine-month program in Mexico, where she'll serve as an English teaching assistant.