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Pet Talk | Give 'em room

By UI College of Veterinary Medicine

What if you had only one bathroom at your disposal and someone you really didn't like was always hanging around it?

Carle Illinois College of Medicine's fundraising off target

URBANA — As the new Carle Illinois College of Medicine prepares to admit its first class of recruits, administrators are rethinking the financing model for the college.

The UI is about $25 million behind its target in an eight-year, $135 million fundraising plan to support the engineering-based medical school.

Environmental Almanac | Thriving coyotes are getting a bad rap

NOTE: In the environmental writing class I teach at the University of Illinois, I emphasize that to connect with people, it's important to anticipate some of their responses to a topic. In this commentary on coyotes ("Your Neighbor the Coyote"), undergraduate April Wendling shows how that's done.


Jim Dey | Mixed signals on Kilgore's employment at UI

Does James Kilgore, a onetime terrorist who belonged to a 1970s revolutionary group, still work for the University of Illinois? Or doesn't he?

In two statements, one issued to a state legislator and the other to The News-Gazette, the UI says that he doesn't.

Kilgore, reached at his campus office Friday at the UI's Center for African Studies, declined to clarify the situation.

Frats nationwide under microscope, including at UI

Two years ago, University of Illinois officials were called to investigate a fraternity hazing practice straight out of Guantanamo Bay: For being late to a sleepover at the Delta Sigma Phi house, two new members were allegedly waterboarded.

Weekend Planner | See rubber meet road

"Drafting the Future" is the theme of this year's University of Illinois Engineering Open House, which kicked off Friday.

Exhibits and demonstrations coordinated by UI students will continue at various engineering buildings from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

Here's more via staff writer Tim Mitchell:

UPDATED: GEO ratifies contract; strike over

NEW 10 p.m. Friday:

GEO Co-President Gus Wood reported that the contract has been ratified and the strike is over. Wood said 98% of voting members voted in favor. He did not disclose the total number of union members who voted.


20th annual Ebertfest to kick off with 'The Fugitive'

CHAMPAIGN — University of Illinois alumnus and film director Andrew Davis will be a guest as his movie "The Fugitive" opens the 20th annual Roger Ebert Film Festival.

Hosted by Chaz Ebert, this year's event runs April 18-22 at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign.

DPI proposal runs into opposition at legislative hearing

SPRINGFIELD — The state should pay attention to capital improvement needs at all public universities in Illinois before it devotes $500 million to build a proposed University of Illinois-led research institute in Chicago, state Rep. Reggie Phillips said.

Conference at UI seeks to open women's eyes to ag careers

CHAMPAIGN — When more than three out of every four farmers in Illinois are men, young women might not feel like there are opportunities for them in agriculture.

A conference today at the University of Illinois Activities and Recreation Center, 201 E. Peabody Drive, C, hopes to change that.