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Gunn is going somewhere, but he isn't moving

URBANA — Nathan Gunn will start an artist-in-residence position next month at Notre Dame. That doesn't mean he won't be at Illinois any more.

The acclaimed baritone was at his Krannert Center for Performing Arts office on Friday, preparing for the start of the school year as general director of Lyric Theatre @ Illinois.

UI testing arthritis treatment on dogs, needs subjects

URBANA — Oh, those aching joints that make it so painful to chase squirrels around the yard, climb stairs and take a walk.

Dogs, like people, can also suffer from arthritis, and the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine is looking for dozens of arthritic dogs to help test a dietary supplement to see if it helps.

Jim Dey: Nelson caught in debate's crossfire

Prof takes heat for stand on nonhiring

As he crossed Washington, D.C., in a cab to his next appointment, Cary Nelson was remarkably circumspect about being caught in the crossfire of an academic food fight that he didn't start.

UI releases Salaita correspondence

In a letter dated Aug. 1, Chancellor Phyllis Wise informed Professor Steven Salaita that the University of Illinois "will not be in a position to appoint you to the faculty."

Here is correspondence between the UI and Salaita, released by the UI.

Champaign City Council OKs more eyes in sky

CHAMPAIGN — Safety versus privacy around the University of Illinois campus was up for debate Tuesday night, as UI police asked Champaign officials to add to its vast network by putting security cameras on city streets.

Tallgrasses, ultrahigh yields to take center stage

URBANA — Visitors to this year's University of Illinois Agronomy Day can hear about crop research ranging from expanded uses for tallgrasses to factors that lead to ultrahigh yields on corn and soybeans.

UI wants cameras on city streets

CHAMPAIGN — University of Illinois officials want to expand their security camera network — which now numbers more than 1,000 — onto city streets, and elected officials in Champaign will hear more about the proposal this week.

Top of the Morning, Aug. 11, 2014

Last week was fun.

We're working on a new project and I got to be involved for parts of it. The project is to produce videos of the important public spaces in East Central Illinois.

We're focusing for now on spaces at the University of Illinois.

Jim Dey: Will they be working at the UI this fall?

The days are dwindling down to a precious few in the countdown over the future of former political terrorist turned University of Illinois faculty and staff member James Kilgore.

Top of the Morning, Aug. 9, 2014

Two lists worthy of a second look:

1. The Class of '14 at the University of Illinois wasn't the only group impressed by Mike Hopkins' rousing performance on graduation weekend at Memorial Stadium.