University of Illinois

University of Illinois

Salaita deal has Rose fuming

URBANA — State Sen. Chapin Rose says he almost "drove off the road" Friday when he heard that the University of Illinois' legal fees in the Steven Salaita saga surpassed $1 million.

UI grad handles Memorial Stadium flyover

CHAMPAIGN — The last time John Kerrigan was back on the University of Illinois campus, he sat in the stands of Memorial Stadium for the football season opener against Kent State.

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UI trustee Koritz defends Thomas; Killeen bonus dropped

CHICAGO — University of Illinois trustees on Thursday approved the $295,000-a-year appointment of Paul Kowalczyk as interim athletic director to replace Mike Thomas, who was fired Monday — but not before one trustee took time out to praise the former AD.

UPDATED: 'We were not going to hire him'

CHICAGO — In the end, the saga over Steven Salaita's "unhiring" cost the University of Illinois almost $2.2 million, not to mention an academic censure and more than a year of campus turmoil.

UI students hold vigil to call attention to discrimination

URBANA — A Muslim woman is told she can’t wear a head scarf to have her I-Card picture taken.

A black man is introduced at a career fair as his organization’s “token black guy.”

UI football player in jail awaiting transport to Georgia in sex case

URBANA — A University of Illinois football player will remain in the Champaign County Jail on a sex charge from Georgia until transportation can be arranged to return him there.

Driscoll on Nugent: 'He celebrated everyone's success'

Jean Driscoll, one of the world’s most famous wheelchair athletes, recalls Timothy Nugent, who died Wednesday, as “a fierce advocate for creating opportunities that allowed individuals with disabilities to succeed.”

Jim Dey: Many players mum on Beckman

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