University of Illinois
URBANA — A hot-air balloon? Check.
A singer-actor wearing a gorilla suit? Check.
A guest conductor who works at Chicago's Lyric Opera and a vocal coach to some of the world's most famous opera singers?
On Monday, members of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees' Audit, Budget, Finance and Facilities Committee heard from UI Vice President for Academic Affairs Christophe Pierre on what he described as a "kickoff" for setting tuition and fees for the next school year. In recent years, the board has tied tuition increases to the rate of inflation.
URBANA — Two competing proposals to bridge engineering and medicine at the University of Illinois were reviewed by a committee of UI trustees Tuesday, and one thing was clear: they want more information.
Salaries at the University of Illinois continue to edge higher on the Urbana campus, with payroll increasing by about 3 percent this year and more people earning $150,000 or above.
The top 10 earners on the University of Illinois' Urbana campus, with salary (as of September) and the raise they got last year.
1. TIM BECKMAN
2. JOHN GROCE
Men's basketball coach
3. MIKE THOMAS
URBANA — Plans for a $13.3 million Feed Technology Complex at the University of Illinois got a $3.5 million boost from the state on Friday.
URBANA — Kraft Foods Group will provide $1.4 million to the University of Illinois to help explore the potential of using red and purple pigments from corn in some of the company's products.
7:30 p.m.: The Illinois Wind Symphony presents "Orange and Boo!" A spooktastic concert event, conducted by Linda Moorhouse, will feature: Marvel Superhero Black Bolt, Godzilla Eats Las Vegas, The Sorcerer's Apprentice and an audience costume contest!
Where: Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Foellinger Great Hall
URBANA — At 6-foot-4, University of Illinois sophomore Charlie Prescott felt a bit thrown off as he modeled a pair of high heels Wednesday.
"I definitely have sympathy for girls who wear high heels," the industrial design major from Oak Park said.