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Medical students joining nationwide protest today

URBANA — Medical students will don white jackets today at the University of Illinois and take part in a nationwide "Black Lives Matter" protest.

Senate proposes honorary degree for Nugent

URBANA — Tim Nugent, the tireless champion for people with disabilities who established the University of Illinois as a leader in disability services and studies, has been recommended to receive an honorary degree from the university.

Students, others add to those protesting grand jury decisions

URBANA — As the Altgeld Hall bells tolled at noon Monday, several hundred University of Illinois students, faculty, staff and community members lay down on the cold concrete in drizzling rain to protest recent grand jury decisions to not indict police officers for killing two black men.

Christmas in Dallas for Marching Illini

It looks like the full Marching Illini will be spending the Christmas holidays in Texas.

All 360 band members, plus 15 graduate students and staff, will take charter buses down to the Dec. 26 Heart of Dallas bowl to watch the Illini take on Louisiana Tech.

Tom Kacich: Huff's first vision for stadium turns 100

Ten years before it finally materialized, George Huff's still-fuzzy vision of a new home for University of Illinois football was revealed 100 years ago this month.

Willard Airport task force's plan on way to Wise

A comprehensive plan to revamp Willard Airport is on its way to University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise.

If the campus approves, the next step will be figuring out how to implement it — and pay for it.

Willard Airport task force to finalize recommendations

After about a year of looking at ways to improve the University of Illinois Willard Airport in Savoy, the group studying the issue is expected to take the next step at its meeting Thursday afternoon.

Updated: UI academic officers ask Killeen to address Salaita issue

An open letter from 34 academic officers at the University of Illinois asks newly appointed President Timothy Killeen to "address the damage that has been done to the campus" by the Steven Salaita case and affirm the UI's commitment to free speech, academic freedom, and shared faculty governance.

Law prof visiting UI: 'Immediate' legal action coming in Ferguson

A legal team is planning "immediate" civil action against Ferguson, Mo., authorities over the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, according to a Harvard law professor who will speak at the University of Illinois today.

Wise backs AD's decision to keep Beckman

Before Athletic Director Mike Thomas issued a statement Sunday announcing his decision to keep football coach Tim Beckman around for another season, he conferred with his boss.

University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise told The News-Gazette on Monday that she had spoken with Thomas beforehand and agreed with his rationale.