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UI Research Park's 10th Anniversary

 

The University of Illinois will celebrated the 10th anniversary of its research park Thursday by renaming the former Motorola building for local developer Clint Atkins.

Ikenberry says he'd help Penn State if asked

     A former president of the University of Illinois and former administrator at Penn State University says the sexual abuse scandal at the school is an unprecedented tragedy.

     Stanley Ikenberry was the President of the UI from 1979 to 1995 and again in 2010 after former president B. Joseph White resigned following the admissions scandal.

Assistant dean bears sole blame, probe finds

CHAMPAIGN — A single assistant dean at the University of Illinois College of Law manipulated test scores and other data over six years to preserve the college's top 25 national ranking, winning substantial raises in the process, a new report concludes.

Separate investigation of law school under way

The American Bar Association, which accredits law schools across the country, is conducting its own inquiry into inflated academic scores at the University of Illinois College of Law.

Meanwhile, President Michael Hogan said the UI Board of Trustees is considering a review of other academic units across campus and how they report academic data to accreditation agencies.

Raises followed ex-law school official's admissions efforts

CHAMPAIGN — A former admissions dean blamed for inflating entrance-exam scores and other student data to boost the University of Illinois College of Law's rankings worked for six years without a formal performance review and once received a 31 percent mid-year raise for recruiting top students.

Interim dean to remain at College of Media for another year

CHAMPAIGN — An interim dean for the University of Illinois College of Media will serve an extra year while the campus hires a new provost and the college continues to address problems identified in a campus review.

Research park anniversary event Thursday

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its research park Thursday by renaming the former Motorola building for local developer Clint Atkins.

A new mural inside the building will be unveiled, showing Mr. Atkins, who died in April, and some of his projects.

UI students to vote on smoke-free campus

     University of Illinois students have a chance to vote this week on whether they want a smoke-free campus. 
   
     The idea comes from UI Student Trustee Hannah Ehrenberg, who collected over 3,000 signatures to get the issue on the student ballot.

UI senate changes calendar, allowing finals on a Saturday

URBANA — The University of Illinois campus senate approved minor changes to the 2012-2013 academic calendar Monday — changes that will allow final exams to be held on a Saturday and will compress the grading period for that year.

UI law school official resigns; investigation ends

URBANA — An assistant law school dean has resigned in the wake of a university investigation into the posting of inaccurate class data at the University of Illinois College of Law.