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Graduated withholding rate may aid UI grad assistants

URBANA — A new graduated withholding rate could help several hundred University of Illinois graduate assistants who are taxed on their tuition waivers, the UI says.

Meanwhile, new figures show the university paid more than $1.4 million in back taxes that it failed to charge the graduate assistants from 2003 through 2010.

Prosthetic arm project expanding

CHAMPAIGN — A University of Illinois student-led effort to develop a low-cost prosthetic arm for people in developing countries has expanded to different parts of the world.

"We're growing into a more global organization," said IPT President Adam Booher, outlining the group's progress to an audience of 65 at the UI Research Park this week.

Bill would continue funding for Police Training Institute, ILEAS

SPRINGFIELD — A bill to provide a source of continued funding for the Police Training Institute at the University of Illinois has been introduced in the Illinois House.

Kennedy: Hogan will respond to faculty concerns

URBANA — Saying he wants to ease faculty tensions over enrollment management reforms, Board of Trustees Chairman Christopher Kennedy is promising the University of Illinois' top professors that a detailed report and formal response from President Michael Hogan is on its way.

Flash economic index down a bit in January

URBANA — The University of Illinois flash index, which has been trending upward for more than two years, fell back a bit in January.

The index dropped from 99.1 in December to 98.8 in January, and UI economist J. Fred Giertz said readings suggest "the Illinois economy is still improving very slowly."

Cray delivers first Blue Waters components

CHAMPAIGN — The first components for the new Blue Waters petascale supercomputer are in place at the University of Illinois, and researchers could begin using it in March.

Seattle-based Cray Inc., which took over the project in November after IBM pulled out over cost and technical concerns, delivered the first 40 computer components on Saturday.

Three resolutions put Hogan in crosshairs

URBANA — Faculty and student senators challenged President Michael Hogan with a trio of strongly worded resolutions Monday, citing a "failure of leadership" in the events surrounding anonymous emails linked to his former chief of staff.

Friday Forum lectures set

The theme for the Friday Forum lecture series this spring at the University YMCA will be "Creative Approaches to Global Development."

UI senate unanimous in criticism of Hogan

URBANA — Ramping up criticism of University of Illinois President Michael Hogan, the campus senate Monday unanimously passed a resolution citing a "failure of leadership" in the events surrounding anonymous emails linked to his former chief of staff.

Professor who leaked emails quits senate post

A Springfield professor who shared emails from other faculty leaders with the University of Illinois president's chief of staff has resigned from the campus senate amid a vote of no confidence by her peers.