University of Illinois

University of Illinois

UI withdraws inaccurate info about incoming law school class

URBANA — The University of Illinois posted inaccurate data about the grades and test scores of this semester's incoming first-year law school class on its website, but has now removed that data and put an administrator on leave.

Champaign police seek suspect in campus-area mugging

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign police are looking for a man who mugged and robbed a woman in the campus area early Saturday.

UI trustees formally hire chancellor, vice presidents, athletic director

URBANA — In a series of unanimous votes, the University of Illinois Board of Trustees hired a chancellor, an athletic director and two vice presidents, as well as approving a budget that tops $5 billion by another $11 million.

Garden of the Week: Krannert Art Museum

Volunteers from the Krannert Art Museum have taken over the maintenance of the gardens.

Hogan thanks Easter for service as interim chancellor

URBANA — President Michael Hogan thanked interim Chancellor Robert Easter for “distinguished service” at Easter’s last Board of Trustees meeting.

The University of trustees also welcome a new athletic director, Mike Thomas.

The trustees are expected to approve the new vice president and chancellor, Phyllis Wise.

Students bringing fewer cars to UI

URBANA — Local transportation planners believe there has been a significant reduction in the number of vehicles students are bringing to the University of Illinois campus, leading to more bicycle and bus use.

Entrepreneur urges unorthodox approach

CHAMPAIGN — A 19-year-old whose business venture attracted more than $1 million in funding has reached some unorthodox conclusions about how to land venture capital.

Cory Levy, who spent part of a year at the University of Illinois before leaving to build the social-media venture One, told UI students Tuesday to "pitch yourself, not the company."

UI retiree helped out for months after New York attack

RURAL CHAMPAIGN — Susan Warsaw has received awards and citations from New York officials and firefighters for her volunteer work in the trying days after Sept. 11, 2001. She's even on a set of heroes collector cards.

The University of Illinois retiree says none of that matters as much as the satisfaction of helping people.

Ground broken for Big Broadband

CHAMPAIGN — More than two years after organizers conceived of the project locally, they were one step closer on Tuesday to flipping the switch on the Big Broadband project and narrowing the "digital divide" in Champaign-Urbana.

UI enrollment tops 42,000, sets another record

URBANA — It's another record.

The Urbana campus has released its 10-day attendance figures, its official number for the school year.

There are 42,606 students, up by more than 600 from 2010, according to the Division of Management Information.