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UI alum advances in California governor race

A University of Illinois graduate is one step closer to the California Governor's office, but reports indicate it will be an uphill battle for him from here.

UI study: Don't be misled by hurricane's 'femininity'

Watch out for Hurricane Melissa. Mitch, as well.

A new study by behavioral researchers at the University of Illinois concludes that hurricanes with feminine names are likely to cause more damage than hurricanes with macho names — probably because girly storms are seen as less threatening.

UI throwing a party for Alma's 85th

URBANA — Devoted children of Alma, you may want to clear your schedules for Friday morning.

The University of Illinois will host a rededication ceremony (and birthday party) for the statue to mark its official return to campus after undergoing extensive conservation work.

Bill broadens eligibility for UI student trustee seats

A bill awaiting the governor's signature would allow University of Illinois students who pay out-of-state tuition to run for student trustee if they have established Illinois residency in other ways.

The measure addresses a dispute that kept a member of the Urbana Plan Commission from running for student trustee in early 2013 because he was still required to pay out-of-state tuition.

Angelou urged 2002 graduates to shine

On a rainy May day in 2002, at age 74, Maya Angelou delivered the 131st University of Illinois commencement address and received an honorary degree. She was invited to speak after a semester of academic and cultural events on the human experience, inspired by the country's response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks the previous fall.

UI alums' fledgling Chicago theatre company taking off

URBANA — University of Illinois Theatre alumni Julian Parker, Tyrone Phillips and Mercedes White certainly knew there were plenty of theater companies in Chicago.

But after they and three other graduates of the UI's bachelor's of fine arts degree program moved to Chicago, they went ahead anyway and founded the Definition Theatre Company.

Bill aims to ease student loan burden

Durbin's legislation would allow many student borrowers to lower interest rates

Mabinty Tarawallie has lived an immigrant's dream — at a high cost.

A native of Sierra Leone, she moved to the United States with her family at age 11. They were a poor family, but her parents impressed on her the value of education.

Renovations ongoing at UI band building

Renovation work is expected to resume Tuesday at the Harding Band Building on the University of Illinois campus.

Q&A with history professor on World War I

Memorial Day figures to be special this weekend as Americans commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I.

Locally, many UI students took part in the war, and the university's own Memorial Stadium was given its name to commemorate the men and women who took part in the conflict.

Fit for King: Brandon Dirden receiving rave reviews for civil rights play 'All the Way' on Broadway

It's hard to imagine Brandon Dirden landing a bigger role than the one he's playing right now on Broadway.

The University of Illinois theater alum is portraying Martin Luther King Jr. opposite Bryan Cranston, who plays President Lyndon B. Johnson in "All the Way."