University of Illinois

University of Illinois

University considering future of tuition, financial aid

URBANA — Future University of Illinois students can expect tuition rates to go up again next year, but the school is also considering discounts and potential increases in financial aid.

Trustees plan to adopt 2012-2013 tuition rates in January, and administrators reviewed the UI's financial position and tuition policy with a board committee on Monday.

Assembly Hall design work to cost $2.2 million

CHAMPAIGN — Initial designs for a major renovation of the Assembly Hall will cost the University of Illinois about $2.2 million, officials said Monday.

UI wouldn't use pepper spray on passive protesters, police chief says

URBANA — Campus police officers are allowed to use pepper spray on "violent or threatening crowds," per University of Illinois policy, but they would never use it on passive protesters, UI Police Chief Barbara O'Connor said Monday, in wake of criticism of pepper spray being used on protesters in California.

Review: Change how UI's enrollment is managed

How students apply and are accepted and awarded financial aid at the University of Illinois could change in the coming years, after a comprehensive review commissioned by President Michael Hogan.

Law dean: Admissions 'firewall' still important, but more procedures are necessary

CHAMPAIGN — Testifying before a state admissions review panel in 2009, Paul Pless described the incoming class at the University of Illinois College of Law as the "best class that we've ever had."

Gearhead of the Week: Virgil Murphy

Virgil Murphy of Danville and his Ford Model A Street Rods.

Faculty leaders' reaction mixed on enrollment proposals

Yes to strategic enrollment goals for the campuses and collaborative planning.

But a centralized admissions and financial aid processing system? That will require additional discussion and consultation, University of Illinois faculty told President Michael Hogan on Thursday.

Orange Krush donates over $180,000

CHAMPAIGN — A University of Illinois student group donated over $180,000 to the university and area charities Wednesday evening.

Orange Krush, the student cheering section for the Fighting Illini men's basketball team, raises money annually for various organizations by seeking pledges from the community.

Symposium explores 'popular discontent and demonstrations'

URBANA — Tea party or Occupy Wall Street — where do your sympathies lie and why?

A symposium exploring the historical roots and current relevance of the both movements is planned for this afternoon (Wednesday, Nov. 16) on campus.

Coyote found at Ikenberry Commons euthanized

URBANA — Despite about three weeks of tender, loving care at the wildlife clinic at the University of Illinois, a coyote that was trapped near a campus building has died.