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UI vet lab does necropsy on zoo's giraffe calf

URBANA — The preliminary findings of a necropsy done on a beloved baby giraffe named Genesis that had to be euthanized confirmed what officials believed.

"It appears everything else was healthy, other than his leg injury," said Marc Heinzman, director of the Niabi Zoo in Coal Valley.

New UI background-check policy likely to take effect in October

URBANA — A policy requiring background checks for all new University of Illinois employees is expected to take effect Oct. 5, officials said Thursday.

Maureen Parks, associate vice president for human resources, told a trustees committee Thursday that procedures are still being finalized but the program will be presented to the full board for approval in September.

New instrument offers animals fast diagnosis

URBANA — A fast diagnosis isn't just important for sick humans.

Veterinarians also need to know as quickly as possible what's ailing sick animals, and a new piece of equipment at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine is helping make that possible.

UI hired lawyers before pulling Salaita offer

URBANA — A week before Steven Salaita learned he would not have a job at the University of Illinois, outside lawyers were already on the case.

Updated: UI racks up attorney costs in Salaita cases (w/AUDIO)

$843,000 and counting.

That's how much the University of Illinois has spent on outside attorneys to defend itself against professor Steven Salaita.  But the university said it's a common sense decision to use outside lawyers at a higher cost rather that the ones already on staff.  Tim Ditman has more.

Updated: UI's next law dean outlines priorities

9:50 p.m. Monday July 6, 2015

CHAMPAIGN — The new dean for the University of Illinois College of Law thinks the cost of a legal education is a problem, and he's putting his own money behind that premise.

UI provost: 'It’s time for us to respond'

Campus questions? Send 'em to Tom Kacich and he'll chase down an answer

Top of the morning, July 6, 2015

Six years and five presidents ago, the University of Illinois was under fire for admitting students on behalf of the politically connected.

And a commission appointed by the governor was delving into the specifics of "Category I."

UI, Carle researchers test new brain imaging process

URBANA — Researchers at the Carle health system and the University of Illinois have begun testing a new brain imaging technology on local patients — initially those with epilepsy and brain tumors — that they hope could make a big impact on medicine.

The core technology, magnetic resonance elastography, or MRE for short, isn't available in mainstream medical centers yet.

Willard exec search next step for task force

SAVOY — With no management firms interested, Willard Airport is about to begin scouting for a new executive director who could be on board by early 2016.

Plans to have an outside management firm run the University of Illinois airport and implement changes suggested by an intergovernmental task force fell through last month when no bidders stepped forward.