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Area December graduates from University of Illinois

The University of Illinois has released its graduates from December. The following area students earned their degrees:

Arcola — Courtney C Ingram

Atwood — Kyle James Handschin

Bement — Holly D Fuson

UI job classification hearings set for Urbana

URBANA — An ongoing dispute about job classifications for hundreds of University of Illinois employees is expected to draw a crowd at a public hearing of the State Universities Civil Service System today in Urbana.

Area UI students named to dean's list

Area students named to the dean's list at the University of Illinois for the fall semester are as follows:

Allerton — Hillary Eileen Smith

Arcola — Maria Isabel Matias Climaco

Arthur — Carson R Petersheim

Franks hopes to call tuition-waiver bill on Wednesday

SPRINGFIELD — The sponsor of a bill to phase out half-price tuition waivers that go to university employees said Tuesday he hopes to call his bill in a House committee Wednesday.

But Rep. Jack Franks, D-Woodstock, said it depends if the House Rules Committee OKs an amendment to the bill.

"The bill may be called tomorrow. It just has to clear Rules," he said.

Senate: Trustees should delegate hiring

URBANA — Keeping up pressure on the academic freedom front, the campus senate has endorsed a report calling on University of Illinois trustees to stay out of most faculty hiring.

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Here's what's happening on the dance scene

New choreographic works by MFA dance candidates

Dance at Illinois will present new choreographic works by MFA dance candidates in Studiodance I at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Krannert Center.

Studiodance I is the culminating performance project for the master's of fine arts degree candidates.

Paying for playing in Chicago

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois will pay almost $675,000 for the right to play three Thanksgiving weekend games at Soldier Field in the next five years, according to the contract with the stadium's management group.

But the UI Division of Intercollegiate Athletics is banking on much higher profits from ticket sales and other revenue at the games.

Boots on the stage

URBANA — As a Chicago-based director, Seth Bockley has helmed a variety of theater pieces for several companies from Redmoon to the Goodman, where he is playwright in-residence.

UI opposes proposal to end waivers

SPRINGFIELD — The University of Illinois will oppose a legislative proposal seeking to phase out the 50 percent tuition waivers for the children of university employees.