University of Illinois

University of Illinois

Interim chancellor ends tenure, earning praise for serving UI 'with distinction'

URBANA — From being "a little bit naive" Texas boy to a nationally recognized agriculture expert to the head of the flagship university in Illinois' system, Robert Easter says he's done some growing.

First of six bike-repair stands ready to help in downtown Urbana

URBANA — With tethered screwdrivers and wrenches dangling, a new fixture in downtown Urbana is obviously not your typical garage workshop.

Maybe the bicycle air pump gives it away.

UI plans clean-energy workshop Oct. 13

URBANA — The University of Illinois will hold a clean-energy education workshop Oct. 13.

Part of Gregory Drive on campus to close for several weeks

CHAMPAIGN — Part of Gregory Drive near where new University of Illinois residence halls are being built will be closed for the next several weeks while curbs and gutters are installed.

Gregory Drive just east of First Street will be closed for about 50 yards beginning Monday.

That section of the street will have barricades up and is expected to be closed until Nov. 23.

Protesters mark anniversary of war

URBANA — About three dozen protesters, including celebrity doctor/clown Patch Adams, marked the 10th anniversary of U.S. troops in Afghanistan by calling for the return of troops, and good medical and psychological help for returning veterans.

The event on the University of Illinois Quadrangle had no visible counter-demonstration.

Groundbreaking for the electrical and computer engineering building, Oct 7, 2011

Gov. Pat Quinn was in town to join UI officials to break ground for an electrical and computer engineering building on the UI campus  in Urbana, IL.  Friday, October 7, 2011.

UI students named to White House intern program

Two University of Illinois students have been named to the White House Internship Program for the fall 2011 session.

The mission of the program is to make the White House accessible to future leaders around the nation and to prepare those devoted to public service for leadership.

The Urbana campus students are Laura Miller of Woodstock and Rachel Rubin of Arlington Heights.

New chancellor plans to listen

CHAMPAIGN — Chancellor Phyllis Wise said Tuesday that she's proud of the University of Illinois for its proactive handling of a law school data problem; she was aware of an earlier scandal, Category I, but it didn't figure into her decision to join Illinois; and promised to go on a listening tour of the campus.

Postal service to hold meetings on campus post offices

URBANA — Folks who use U.S. Postal Service facilities on campus will get a chance to help save them next week.

The postal service has scheduled community meetings on the future of Station "A" at 302 E. Green St., C, and the University Station inside Altgeld Hall for 5 p.m. Oct. 11.

Teen gets wish: to help favorite team during UI homecoming

When the Fighting Illini beat Northwestern this weekend, they had an extra member of the coaching staff to thank: 16-year-old Trenton Faullin.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation made Trenton's dream — serving as an honorary Illinois football coach for homecoming — a reality.