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UI genomics facility closer to being renamed for Woese

On Monday, a proposal to rename the University of Illinois Institute for Genomic Biology after a renowned and longtime university scientist received a green light from the Senate Executive Committee.

The new name, pending additional approvals, is the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology.

UI panel gives preliminary OK for med school in C-U

URBANA — A proposal for a new medical school in Champaign-Urbana received preliminary endorsement by a faculty committee Monday, marking the first step toward the idea becoming a reality.

Wise regrets polarization over Salaita

URBANA — In a meeting with a campus governance committee Monday, University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise said she regrets the polarization that has occurred on campus as a result of the Steven Salaita case, and she should have consulted with more people, including those in American Indian Studies.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Sept. 14, 2014

Continuing last week's theme, we asked frequent fliers from the University of Illinois: Where's the most interesting place your research has taken you?

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School of Architecture

Quick Read: Job vacancies likely to stack up in library science

This month The Conference Board came out with a report outlining occupations most at risk of labor shortage in the next decade.

"Librarians, curators and archivists" was third on the list, behind "water transportation workers" and "plant and system operators."

Tom Kacich: A six-figure beer benefit hits the spot

Jan Slater remembers the day in 2011 when she heard that the brewer MillerCoors had signed a groundbreaking advertising and sponsorship agreement with 23 top college athletic programs, including Penn State.

Fewer state residents in UI's freshman class

The University of Illinois' 10-day enrollment figures are in, the first official look at this year's freshman class.

About 71 percent are from Illinois, a slight drop from last year and below the UI's target of 73 or 74 percent.

"That's absolutely not where we want it to be," said Charles Tucker, vice provost for undergraduate education.

Experts: Salaita may have a case

CHAMPAIGN — A retired Champaign County judge and a veteran attorney believe Steven Salaita may have a colorable claim when it comes to damages for not being hired by the University of Illinois.

Jim Dey: Lawsuit may be next Salaita step

C-U in court — either state or federal.

That's the next logical step after University of Illinois trustees Thursday rejected a teaching contract for would-be professor Steven Salaita.

What happens now after Salaita decision?

URBANA — Standing on the Quad among a crowd of faculty and students, some of them in tears and still chanting "Reinstate Salaita!", Robert Warrior considered this question:

Is it over?