University of Illinois
CHAMPAIGN – If you wanted to learn more about the Securities and Exchange Commission's recent case against Goldman, Sachs & Co., the University of Illinois law school was not the place to be Wednesday.
Troy Paredes, one of the commission's five members, appeared at the law school as a guest lecturer.
CHAMPAIGN – Saying he was "walking on air" after having met Roger Ebert for the first time, Gov. Pat Quinn opened the critic's 12th annual film festival by proclaiming Wednesday as "Ebertfest Day" in Illinois.
CHAMPAIGN – Two county board candidates at a rally Wednesday said the University of Illinois had erred in its handling of a request for Assembly Hall use by Students for Chief Illiniwek.
The rally was initiated by the campus group I Deserve Better and co-sponsored by Illini Against a Mascot, Students for Chief Illiniwek and the Orange and Blue Observer newspaper.
SPRINGFIELD – A state senator from Chicago, who last week criticized public university presidents for their spending and tuition policies, said Wednesday that he will subpoena university officials to come before a newly named special subcommittee.
First up: the University of Illinois.
CHAMPAIGN – University of Illinois sophomore Beanz Ramirez spent his 20th birthday on Tuesday evening at the Cowboy Monkey, eating pizza with several friends.
It wasn't really a birthday celebration, though.
CHAMPAIGN – The average selling price for a home in Champaign County last year was down and unemployment may be in double digits, but people are still dining out in Champaign County.
URBANA – A team from the University of Illinois recently took first place in a regional business competition, according to a release from the UI's Technology Entrepreneur Center.
The Citus Medical team won $2,500 in the Missouri-Illinois Regional Idea-to-Product Competition and will advance to the international competition in Austin, Texas, this fall.
URBANA – Epilepsy and other neurological conditions could be treated with electrodes that "shrink-wrap to the brain's surface," says a University of Illinois professor who has pioneered flexible electronics.
CHAMPAIGN – The 12th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival will run from Wednesday evening through Sunday at the Virginia Theatre, Champaign.