University of Illinois
URBANA -- An attempt to have a faculty/student senate vote on a resolution seeking alternatives to closing the Institute of Aviation failed when it ran headlong into Robert's Rules of Order.
CHAMPAIGN — The annual Dump and Run has always been interested in a good couch or set of plates, but this year the emphasis is on volunteers.
The University YMCA is gearing up for donations to sell in August, a win-win situation with money going to a good cause rather than things going into a Dumpster when people could have used them.
URBANA — Applications to the University of Illinois were up 5 percent this year despite a jump in tuition, but most of the increase came from out of state.
About 28,700 students applied for the roughly 7,000 seats in the UI's freshman class for next fall, an increase of 1,500 from 2010 and 6,000 from five years ago, UI officials said.
URBANA — At a meeting that wasn't supposed to be necessary, the Institute of Aviation could come up for a second senate vote. Even if it doesn't, the agenda promises to result in a lengthy meeting.
SPRINGFIELD — A long and sometimes contentious legislative hearing over a tentative change in state employee and retiree health care insurance served only to add more controversy to the issue.
URBANA -- An effort to shutter the Institute of Aviation stalled Monday when the faculty/student senate voted narrowly against the recommendation of closure.
The senate has been meeting for the entire school year on a proposal by Urbana campus interim Chancellor Robert Easter and interim Provost Richard Wheeler to discontinue aviation studies at the University of Illinois.
CHAMPAIGN -- William M. Daley, the new White House chief of staff, will be the speaker at the 140th University of Illinois Commencement on May 15.
He will speak at the 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. ceremonies at the Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., C.
Daley has been the chief of staff since January, when he was appointed by President Obama.
The Omega Tau Sigma annual spring Pet Wash to benefit the Champaign County Humane Society at the UI Vet school in Urbana on Saturday, April 23, 2011. Last fall, a pet wash held by the group raised $1,600 for the Humane Society.
URBANA -- A top information officer at the University of Illinois has resigned to protest administrative changes that she fears could harm the Urbana campus' status as a world leader in information technology.
Sally Jackson, chief information officer for the campus, resigned that post on April 8, though she will remain as professor and associate provost.
CHAMPAIGN -- The University of Illinois has a new athletics sponsor, and officials are expecting the new partnership to bring in half a million dollars in the first year for Illini sports.
And it's not a traditional, advertisement-in-the-stadium-type of sponsorship.