University of Illinois

University of Illinois

UI printing division to close in 2012; deficit prompts move

The University of Illinois printing services division is scheduled to close in the summer of 2012.

The closing affects 38 employees. The division also hires up to about seven part-time workers during busy times.

Marathon morning

Saturday's weather

Variable cloudiness. Lingering showers ending around 7:30 a.m. High 78. Southwest to south wind at 5 to 15 mph.

Starting times

Runners begin gathering: 6 a.m.

5-kilometer run: 7 a.m.

Wheelchair run: 7:25 a.m.

Half-marathon, marathon, relay: 7:30 a.m.

Decision to raise money for Parkinson's took a Short time

When Roger Short decided to run this year's Illinois Marathon to raise money for a charity, deciding which one to support was easy.

He has family members and friends with Parkinson's disease, and he knew when he signed up for the race that he wanted to raise money for Parkinson's research.

UI report on Institute of Aviation; no call for elimination, but future is questioned

SAVOY – A University of Illinois budget report released Thursday questions the future the Institute of Aviation, though it does not call for its elimination.

A budget review team was one of 15 formed in February to look at efficiencies in mostly smaller units at the Urbana campus.

Specifics of C-U Bike to Work Day

C-U Bike to Work Day

When: Tuesday, May 4

What: Event that encourages people to commute by bike.

Illinois Marathon FAQ

If you've been paying any attention, you should know by now that thousands of runners will be on the streets of Champaign-Urbana on Saturday for the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon races.

The race organizers and police have been telling residents to expect traffic delays near the course and to plan taking alternate routes around town if they need to get somewhere.

IT restructuring could save university $10 million, report says

URBANA – Suggestions for restructuring information technology functions at the Urbana campus could result in more than $10 million in savings for the University of Illinois, according to a report released by the UI Thursday.

The information technology budget review team is one of 15 formed in February to look at efficiences in mostly smaller units at the Urbana campus.

That old mattress? Uh, thanks but no thanks

CHAMPAIGN – Couch? Check. Computer table? Check. Dryer – no way.

The University YMCA's Dump and Run collection season is starting, and Becca Guyette is glad that in the last few years, people are no longer "dumping" unsellable things on the charity sale.

Bill granting tuition break for fifth and sixth years of college sent to governor

SPRINGFIELD – Students who need five or six years to graduate from an Illinois public university still would get a tuition break under a bill approved by the Illinois House Wednesday and sent to Gov. Pat Quinn.

'No one who deserves big money will work for less': Group backs UI administrators

URBANA – With the University of Illinois in a financial hole, maybe the answer is to raise salaries for UI administrators.

That's the semi-facetious basis for a Facebook group, "Students for increased UI administrator pay."

The manifesto of the group, founded by Mark Baker, a computer science/economics student in his second year: