University of Illinois

University of Illinois

UI alumnus, Pixar leader to speak on filmmaking

CHAMPAIGN – The leader of the Moving Picture Group at Pixar Animation Studios will speak at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 141 at Wohlers Hall, 1206 S. Sixth St., C.

Michael Johnson, a University of Illinois alumnus, will give a talk titled, "Making Movies is Hard Fun – Building Tools for Telling Stories." The talk, part of the Design Matters series, is free and open to the public.

Major alumni, donors sorry to see UI's White go

URBANA – With his proffered resignation, University of Illinois President B. Joseph White has moved an admissions scandal toward its resolution, but his legacy is unwritten.

Should the board of trustees accept his resignation as president effective Dec. 31, White will stay on as a professor of business.

UI's day-to-day operations continue despite turmoil at top

URBANA – The University of Illinois president may have announced his resignation.

The fate of the Urbana campus chancellor may be unclear.

UI team wins grant to do energy audits

CHAMPAIGN – A team of students from the University of Illinois has won a $50,000 grant to help prospective tenants in the Champaign-Urbana area learn the energy efficiency of apartments they might rent.

With the Ford College Community Challenge grant, the students hope to build an online database that would show the energy efficiency of rental properties in the community.

New job could pay White $300,000

URBANA – University of Illinois trustees may meet in Urbana next week to act on President B. Joseph White's resignation and related matters, including a revised contract that could pay him $300,000 annually.

Chairman Christopher Kennedy is trying to schedule a meeting Oct. 3, during the annual weekend gathering of the University of Illinois Foundation in Urbana, according to Trustees Lawrence Oliver and Ed McMillan.

UI president quits; meeting on interim leader planned

URBANA – University of Illinois trustees will convene a special meeting in the next few weeks to choose an interim president – possibly former UI President Stanley Ikenberry – to take over when B. Joseph White steps down in December.

UI news release announcing president's resignation

The text of the University of Illinois news release announcing the resignaton of B. Joseph White from the UI presidency.

Text of White's speech to UI senate from earlier this month

Speech by UI President B. Joseph White to Urbana-Champaign Senate on Sept. 14:

Two weeks ago, I told you I regretted the admissions problems that occurred on this campus. I told you that I did not admit candidates noted as denials, nor did I ask or expect them to be admitted. I did not direct the admission of any candidate. The Mikva Commission report is consistent with this record.

Former C-U residents among murder victims

FARMVILLE, Va. – Four people found slain in a small Virginia college town were bludgeoned to death, authorities said Tuesday, and the aspiring rapper suspected of killing them befriended two of the victims through a subculture of violent, macabre music.

Richard Alden Samuel McCroskey III, 20, is already charged in the killing of the Rev. Mark Niederbrock, a pastor at a Presbyterian church in central Virginia. He's expected to face more charges, after investigators sift through hundreds of pieces of forensic evidence.

White: UI leadership problems to be resolved soon

URBANA – Leadership problems at the University of Illinois should be resolved "very soon," its embattled president said Tuesday, even as the school prepares to implement new admissions reforms.

UI President B. Joseph White said the so-called "Category I" admissions investigation had created a leadership challenge for the school and tarnished its reputation, but he expressed hope that reforms and the passage of time will restore the UI's good name.