University of Illinois
CHAMPAIGN – The University of Illinois plans to choose a developer for the next phase of its technology research park by the end of the summer.
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — The body of a University of Illinois researcher was found in the Niagara River below Niagara Falls and his identity confirmed by New York authorities.
CHAMPAIGN – The Small Business Development Center in Champaign could go out of business itself if a rescue doesn't come soon.
By JOEL STEINFELDT For The News-Gazette
CHAMPAIGN – This summer, Tanya Weatherly will again decide between having Internet access at home and paying her other utility bills.
A board that oversees the University of Illinois Research Park is closer to a decision on who will take on the park's expansion, but that decision is not likely to happen at the board's meeting this week.
News from the home cities and states of the Big Ten universities:
INDIANA: Bloomington joins Arizona boycott over new law
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – Elected officials in the city that hosts the main campus of Indiana University plan to boycott Arizona businesses over that state's new immigration law.
CHAMPAIGN – A budget review report on the University of Illinois Police Training Institute says the unit does a good job of training officers, but has little connection to the UI's educational mission.
URBANA – A bioengineering researcher from the University of Illinois is missing at Niagara Falls in upstate New York.
Jayandran Palaniappan, 34, of Champaign, a native of India, is believed to have jumped into the falls on May 11, according to UI police Lt. Roy Acree, who is assisting New York State park police in their investigation into the missing man.
As a 24-hour operation, the Crisis Nursery of Champaign County relies heavily on volunteers – up to 175 a week.
In fact, volunteers keep the doors of the shelter open, said volunteer coordinator Kim Gollings.
URBANA – As its future is debated by a budget review team, the University of Illinois College of Media has begun the process of choosing a new interim dean.
Walt Harrington, who took on the interim job last August after former Dean Ron Yates stepped down, agreed to serve for a year while the college found a permanent replacement.