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More runners means need for more volunteers for Illinois Marathon

CHAMPAIGN — The second Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon set for next Saturday is proving so popular that organizers need more help, fast, to cover intersections.

Archived chat on Illinois Marathon available

Here is a link to the chat held earlier Friday with Jan Seeley, co-director of the Illinois Marathon. No more questions are being accepted.

Ebert film center at UI halfway there after anonymous donation

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.

Senator who plans university probe: 'I don't really have a hidden agenda'

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?'

No 'bunkers' for these far-flung correspondents gathered by Ebert

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."

Carle, UI have new research alliance

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.

Slowdowns await drivers near campus on Saturday

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.

UI scholar, activist re-elected president of national organization

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.

SEC official gives warning on effects of regulatory reform

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.

Criticism continues over handling of Chief event

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.