University of Illinois

University of Illinois

Fall MillerComm lecture series opens with Pulitzer winner

CHAMPAIGN — The fall 2013 MillerComm lectures series at the University of Illinois is set to begin later this month with a talk by Gunther Schuller, the Pulitzer Prize winning musician, composer, conductor, educator, historian and publisher.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

UI student-trustee candidate's residency complaint dismissed

URBANA — A Champaign County judge has dismissed a complaint from a University of Illinois student who was removed from the student-trustee ballot because of his residency status.

Graduate student Carey Ash said Monday he will continue to fight the university's interpretation of a state law that requires student trustees to be Illinois residents.

UI faculty committee delivers 18 recommendations

URBANA — A University of Illinois faculty committee issued a report Monday outlining 18 recommendations on key topics, including more budget transparency, better communication about benefits and a multiyear strategy for boosting salaries.

College admission enters digital age with online forms

URBANA — Urbana High School senior Michael Chen wasted no time filling out his application to the University of Illinois last month.

Officially set to debut Sept. 1, the new online application for the UI's Urbana-Champaign campus went live ahead of schedule, on Aug. 28. Within two days, Chen was ready to hit "submit."

Chicago campus has joined the Common Application Consortium

CHICAGO — Overall admissions numbers and the quality of student applicants both improved this year at the University of Illinois at Chicago, which recently joined the Common Application Consortium.

But UI officials say it's too soon to gauge the full impact of the school's decision to use the Common App, which has not been adopted by the Urbana-Champaign or Springfield campuses.

UI to examine public service

URBANA — University of Illinois President Bob Easter has asked the three campuses to conduct comprehensive reviews of their outreach activities.

Marching Illini to get permanent practice field

CHAMPAIGN — After more than a century of bouncing from one practice field to another, the Marching Illini will get a permanent practice facility in 2014.

Tuition hike keeps UI's budget rise small: 1.2%

$4.45 billion plan also includes 2.75% raise for most faculty, staff

URBANA — Reflecting a modest growth in tuition revenue and a relatively flat state appropriation, the operating budget for the University of Illinois this year is just over 1 percent higher than last year, representing one of the smallest percentage increases in recent years, according to officials.

Illinois bands corner

The University of Illinois bands are a beloved institution in Champaign-Urbana. Here is what they are doing this weekend:

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Cannon, Davis among speakers for Y Friday Forum

CHAMPAIGN — The University YMCA kicks off its annual Friday Forum lecture series this week with a talk by Darrell Cannon on police torture in Chicago.

The theme for the fall series is " Rethinking Security: Beyond Mass Incarceration."

All lectures are free and start at noon on Fridays in Lazter Hall at the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., C.