University of Illinois
CHAMPAIGN — The second Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon set for next Saturday is proving so popular that organizers need more help, fast, to cover intersections.
URBANA – A Roger Ebert film center here is now halfway to reality.
The University of Illinois College of Media needs about $5 million for a center to honor the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic and local hero. Ebert and his wife Chaz gave the first million; this week the college announced an additional anonymous bequest for $1.5 million.
SPRINGFIELD – The state senator who intends to investigate tuition increases and spending at Illinois public universities said Thursday he has no ulterior motive and is only looking out for taxpayers.
"My colleagues are all ornery about this," said Sen. Martin Sandoval, D-Chicago. "They're all saying, 'Why is he doing this?'
URBANA – When Roger Ebert's "farflung" correspondent Geraldo Valero of Mexico City was told he would stay in student housing during Ebertfest, he figured he would be sleeping in "student bunkers."
URBANA – Carle doctors and University of Illinois researchers will work side by side in a new biomedical research center at Carle's Mills Breast Cancer Institute in Urbana.
A new research alliance between the Carle Foundation and the UI was announced Thursday.
CHAMPAIGN – Running, swimming, biking, soccer, football and softball – all on Saturday – will have the University of Illinois campus buzzing.
Area residents who aren't taking part in or interested in watching any of those sporting events would be advised to stay away from the south part of campus.
URBANA – Scholar and academic freedom activist Cary Nelson has been re-elected president of the American Association of University Professors, his third two-year term.
"It will be my last, unless they change the bylaws," Nelson joked Tuesday.
CHAMPAIGN – If you wanted to learn more about the Securities and Exchange Commission's recent case against Goldman, Sachs & Co., the University of Illinois law school was not the place to be Wednesday.
Troy Paredes, one of the commission's five members, appeared at the law school as a guest lecturer.
CHAMPAIGN – Two county board candidates at a rally Wednesday said the University of Illinois had erred in its handling of a request for Assembly Hall use by Students for Chief Illiniwek.
The rally was initiated by the campus group I Deserve Better and co-sponsored by Illini Against a Mascot, Students for Chief Illiniwek and the Orange and Blue Observer newspaper.