University of Illinois

University of Illinois

CEO of eBay notes major changes ahead for retailers

CHAMPAIGN — Retailers can expect to encounter changes in the next few years as massive as those experienced recently by the newspaper and movie industries, eBay CEO John Donahoe said.

"There will be more change in how consumers shop and pay in the next three years than in the last 20," Donahoe told an overflow crowd of students at the University of Illinois on Tuesday.

Police, UI emphasize safety in Unofficial preparations

CHAMPAIGN — Public safety representatives who have to deal with the fallout of Unofficial St. Patrick's Day on the University of Illinois campus want to emphasize safety and not the negative consequences of the annual drinking fest.

Myrlie Evers to speak at UI

URBANA — Renowned civil rights activist Myrlie Evers will deliver the keynote address Wednesday at the University of Illinois' culminating celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation sesquicentennial.

Jakobsson provisions would allow colleges, hospitals to regulate firearms

SPRINGFIELD — Two of the 27 amendments to a statewide concealed carry bill (HB 1155) that will be considered in the Illinois House this week are sponsored by state Rep. Naomi Jakobsson, D-Urbana.

Union ready to strike against UI as 'last resort'

CHAMPAIGN — A campus labor union has told the University of Illinois of its intent to strike soon.

Wozniak case sent to UI trustees

URBANA — The dismissal case of a longtime engineering professor has been forwarded to University of Illinois trustees for a final decision, The News-Gazette has learned.

UI shaping curriculum to train digital sleuths

CHAMPAIGN — When a house is burglarized, a detective arrives on the scene to analyze footprints or blood splatters.

Backstage at Assembly Hall

Images from a recent tour of the backstage, dressing rooms and grid areas of the Assembly Hall as it approaches it's 50th anniversary.

Students get a chance to vote on Chief

URBANA — Six years after Chief Illiniwek's retirement, students continue to argue about the former University of Illinois symbol — and whether the campus needs a new one.

Symbol contest received 45 entries

A contest to find a new symbol for the University of Illinois' Urbana campus brought in 45 entries, which are featured on the sponsor's Facebook page.

The student group Campus Spirit Revival sponsored the contest along with the Illinois Student Senate.

The entries range from the serious and elaborately designed to the apparently tongue-in-cheek (i.e., "Rabid the Squirrel").