University of Illinois

University of Illinois

Announcement coming Wednesday on next UI president

The University of Illinois will announce its 20th president Wednesday at a series of press conferences on its three campuses.

Salaita sues UI over access to documents

URBANA — Steven Salaita has sued the University of Illinois after being denied a request for public documents about the process that led to his not being hired..

Here is a copy of the lawsuit with its attachments.

Report: UI third most open campus to international students

URBANA — A report due out Monday says the University Illinois had the third-most international students of any campus in 2013-14.

Naming of next UI president: 'I anticipate it would not be very long'

The next University of Illinois president, whoever it is, will walk into an office full of challenges.

A state awash in red ink. The prospect of significant budget cuts without an income tax extension. Precarious credit ratings. A decline in research funding. Tuition rates beyond the reach of many families.

UI students vote for new bike fee

University of Illinois students have given their OK to a new fee to fund bike projects.  But implementation of the fee is still a few approvals away.

Trustees ask Easter to craft 'clear policy' on hiring of part-time staff

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CHICAGO — James Kilgore, an African studies scholar and former member of the 1970s-era Symbionese Liberation Army group, could soon teach again at the University of Illinois.

They're all about that bass - and baritone and tenor

URBANA — Freshman voice major Kieryn Williams wasn't sure what music ensembles he should join when he was registering for courses earlier this fall.

An adviser told him to go with the Varsity Men's Glee Club, the oldest recognized student-registered organization on campus.

Williams did.

And he doesn't regret the choice.

Here's the deal: Free Illini tickets

CHAMPAIGN — Attendance issues have plagued Illinois home football games this season.

Heading into Saturday's 11 a.m. kickoff at Memorial Stadium against Iowa, the Illini are averaging 41,059 fans, third-worst in the Big Ten.

Illinois bands corner


The bands will be playing at men's basketball, women's basketball and volleyball games this week and next.


3 p.m: The Marching Illini In concert, conducted by Professor Barry L. Houser. Dads Day weekend concert features traditional music, season highlights and other exciting extras.