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UI chancellor seeks review of diversity programs

URBANA — The University of Illinois spends millions each year on scholarships, recruitment efforts and other programs to diversify its faculty and student body and foster a welcoming climate for people of all backgrounds.

But is it money well spent? That's what Chancellor Robert Jones wants to know.

UI president plans to push for full state funding

URBANA — After two years of partial funding, the University of Illinois will try once again for a full state appropriation in fiscal 2018, which it hasn't seen since 2015.

Crane falls on campus building

URBANA — A crane used for a roofing project fell on the University of Illinois’ Large Animal Clinic early Monday, but the accident caused no injuries and no major structural damage to the building, UI officials said.

Steve Breitwieser, spokesman for UI Facilities and Services, said the crane was being used to lift roofing materials but wasn’t carrying any load when it tipped.

Tricia Stiller/Review: 'Minotaur' gets a contemporary reboot

The fantastic, theatrical realm of Greek mythology is full of tales worthy of new exploration. The complex narratives that inspire more questions than answers are the key components in the artistic process.

How fitting to see "The Minotaur" get a contemporary reboot, courtesy of the lyrical pen of playwright Anna Ziegler.

The Black Sheep: The most trusted name in booze news

CHICAGO — On the ninth floor of the River North Point building in the heart of the Loop, Atish Doshi is looking for a quiet place to talk.

Good luck with that. This level of the 24-floor structure once owned by the Kennedys is a collaborative space — known as MakeOffices — where dozens of businesses, including Doshi's, operate out of.

Today's Special: Auntie Anne's debuts at Illini Union

URBANA — Auntie Anne's is serving pretzels in the heart of campus.

The popular eatery — which faces the Quad on the southwest corner of the first floor of the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St. — had its grand opening.

Auntie Anne's serves products such as pretzels, dips and beverages.

Homecoming Q&A: Comeback Guest Michael Strautmanis

Each year, University of Illinois students pick the Comeback Guest — a prominent alum who returns to campus to interact with students.

This year, one graduate in particular was in each student ambassador's top five — Michael Strautmanis.

Spirit award winner 'always had this love affair' with UI

URBANA — As a student at Edwardsville High School, Kenneth Schmidt won a college scholarship in a science fair. But it wasn't to the state's flagship university.

So the talented student, who was the son of working-class parents, didn't consider applying to the University of Illinois until a high school teacher briefly brought it up it one day.

Police, city officials to UI students: We need your help

CHAMPAIGN — Campustown surveillance cameras show numerous cellphones recording a Sept. 25 fight in which nine people beat a man unconsciousness in front of a crowd, sparking a shooting that left one bystander dead.

How many of those witnesses contacted police? One.

UI bringing back early-notification option for applications

URBANA — For high school students applying to the University of Illinois, Nov. 1 is once again circled in red on the calendar (or highlighted on their phones).

After a two-year experiment with a single application deadline, the UI has reverted back to an early-notification option.