University of Illinois

University of Illinois

Graduate assistants' stipends again being reduced by taxation

URBANA — Lindsay McCullough left her $38,000-a-year job at a Chicago nonprofit last year to pursue graduate studies in her dream career: employee training and development.

A key factor in her decision was the financial aid package offered by the University of Illinois — a tuition waiver and a $1,300-a-month stipend for working as a graduate assistant in the UI's Career Center.

More members named to provost search committee at UI

URBANA — The University of Illinois is gearing up to fill a key academic leadership position at the Urbana campus, the job of provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.

Chancellors back creating enrollment director

URBANA — The three campus chancellors at the University of Illinois have signed on to the creation of a new university "executive director for enrollment management," a key priority of President Michael Hogan.

Illinois vs. UCLA in a different sort of contest: Fight hunger

CHAMPAIGN — Weeks before the University of Illinois Fighting Illini meet the UCLA Bruins in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on New Year's Eve, their fans are squaring off in a contest of their own.

And the stakes are high for the Eastern Illinois Foodbank.

Number of band members doubles for UI bowl trip

The number of Marching Illini expected to participate in the Kraft bowl game has doubled, thanks to additional money promised to the group by university administrators.

Gifts from fraternity bring smiles from Garden Hills students

CHAMPAIGN — Piled in the expansive Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house at the University of Illinois, 500 toys seem like a lot.

But put them in the hands of more than 500 kids at Garden Hills Elementary School, and they really begin to mean something.

The fraternity again used its Pike Presents program to give gifts to students at the Champaign school Thursday.

Notification system ready in case of emergency, UI says

URBANA — Should a sudden threat to campus arise — a gunman or a tornado, for example — the University of Illinois says it's ready.

UI accuses computer chip firm of patent infringement

URBANA — The University of Illinois has sued a computer chip company for patent infringement.

Cost will keep UI from sending all Marching Illini to bowl game

When the Illini take the field for the Dec. 31 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco, the full Marching Illini probably won't be cheering them on.

The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics plans to send only a small band contingent to the bowl game because of the prohibitive cost of flying all 350 band members to the West Coast, officials said Wednesday.

UI chancellor: Don't bet on return of state support

URBANA — The University of Illinois will have to lean more and more on private giving even after the economy improves, Chancellor Phyllis Wise said Tuesday.

Counting on state support to return to the levels of the 20th century is just "wishful thinking," Wise said at a town-hall meeting at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.