University of Illinois

University of Illinois

Law dean: Admissions 'firewall' still important, but more procedures are necessary

CHAMPAIGN — Testifying before a state admissions review panel in 2009, Paul Pless described the incoming class at the University of Illinois College of Law as the "best class that we've ever had."

Gearhead of the Week: Virgil Murphy

Virgil Murphy of Danville and his Ford Model A Street Rods.

Faculty leaders' reaction mixed on enrollment proposals

Yes to strategic enrollment goals for the campuses and collaborative planning.

But a centralized admissions and financial aid processing system? That will require additional discussion and consultation, University of Illinois faculty told President Michael Hogan on Thursday.

Orange Krush donates over $180,000

CHAMPAIGN — A University of Illinois student group donated over $180,000 to the university and area charities Wednesday evening.

Orange Krush, the student cheering section for the Fighting Illini men's basketball team, raises money annually for various organizations by seeking pledges from the community.

Symposium explores 'popular discontent and demonstrations'

URBANA — Tea party or Occupy Wall Street — where do your sympathies lie and why?

A symposium exploring the historical roots and current relevance of the both movements is planned for this afternoon (Wednesday, Nov. 16) on campus.

Coyote found at Ikenberry Commons euthanized

URBANA — Despite about three weeks of tender, loving care at the wildlife clinic at the University of Illinois, a coyote that was trapped near a campus building has died.

More than 250 attend vigil

URBANA — More than 250 people turned out at the University of Illinois Quad on Monday night for a candlelight prayer vigil for those affected by the weekend shootings.

Friends and fellow members of Phi Beta Sigma asked the crowd to pray for UI alumnus Brian Reed, who was critically injured after being shot at a house party early Sunday in Urbana.

Cray Inc. replacing IBM to build UI supercomputer

URBANA — A Cray Inc. machine will be the new supercomputer for the University of Illinois' Blue Waters project.

The Seattle-based company will build the world-class peta-scale supercomputer that IBM was originally chosen to build.

Plans for expanded research park include moving, modernizing UI's swine facilities

CHAMPAIGN — For years, the proverbial elephant in the room of a research park meeting was not an elephant but a pig.

Or rather, hundreds of them, all housed in facilities on land slated for an expanded University of Illinois Research Park.

Ikenberry: Penn State made only possible decision

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Calling the sex-abuse scandal at Penn State a "tragedy" for all involved, former University of Illinois President Stanley Ikenberry says the school's trustees made the only decision they could in firing President Graham Spanier and head football Coach Joe Paterno.