University of Illinois

University of Illinois

A family affair

CHAMPAIGN — In the summer of 1965, local carpenter Doug Williams could be found sitting on a sawhorse at a construction site, watching his father put finishing touches on the then-new University of Illinois Assembly Hall.

Things aren't much different for Doug this summer — except he's no longer on the sidelines.

Many cuts considered at UI

URBANA — Avoiding specifics, University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen said Thursday that the university is considering further cuts to administration, consolidation of academic programs and other steps as it prepares for an expected funding cut from the state.

Trustees focus on enrollment, recruitment

URBANA — The number of minority students is higher in all categories at the University of Illinois this year, but officials want to keep a spotlight on recruitment efforts — for rural students as well.

LIVE: Trustees meeting

Staff writer Julie Wurth is at today's meeting. Follow her on Twitter here.
4:50 p.m.

Flag denial 'ridiculous'

URBANA — University of Illinois sophomore Chris Piper was 5 years old on Sept. 11, 2001.

As a kindergartner, he remembers some talk about Osama bin Laden and going to war in Afghanistan, but he doesn't have a memory of seeing the planes hit the twin towers or the emotions he felt on that day.

UI game delay will prove costly

CHAMPAIGN — That storm that rolled through town Friday night, wreaking havoc with high school football schedules and postponing the Illini game?

It could cost the University of Illinois athletic program six figures, though the final bill isn't in.

A host of excitement

As Krannert Center for the Performing Arts gears up for today's Opening Night Party for the season and Ellnora The Guitar Festival, director Mike Ross took time out to chat with arts writer Melissa Merli:

You've been director of Krannert Center for 18 years. Why have you stayed here after having come from New York City and California?

Ellnora 2015 schedule

The schedule for the 2015 Ellnora The Guitar Festival:

Opening Night Party featuring AJ Ghent Band, Terakaft, John Jorgenson Quintet and Mia Dyson: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10, Lobby and Amphitheatre, Krannert.

Valerie June and Andy McKee: noon Sept. 11, Stage 5, Krannert.

Squonk's Pneumatica: 2 and 6 p.m. Sept. 11, Amphitheatre, Krannert Center.

Salaita's book tour includes Urbana

URBANA — Steven Salaita will visit Urbana next month to promote his new book, “Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom.”

Wall full of racism on campus — for a reason

URBANA — Few are spared in the vocabulary of prejudice, judging by the writing on a temporary wall at the University of Illinois.

"Stupid hick." "Oreo." "Foreign."

Those were some of the least offensive scribblings Tuesday on a "Wall of Prejudice" built by a campus fraternity on the South Quad to raise awareness about the prejudice that people of all stripes encounter every day.