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Marching Illini head to Ireland

For the first time in six years, the University of Illinois Marching Illini will participate in a St. Patrick's Day parade across the pond, and the group's director said the band will have a coveted position in that parade.

Astronaut: 'It's amazing how it feels to be under 1G again'

NASA videos:

Hear Hopkins and his crewmates discuss their experience in space.

Watch the search and recovery team unload the crew from the Soyuz capsule.


Top of the Morning, March 12, 2014

This year's Ebertfest will spotlight a pair of 25-year-old movies: "Do The Right Thing" and "Born on the Fourth of July." We asked News-Gazette film critic CHUCK KOPLINSKI for three others from 1989 that deserve a spot at the Virginia Theatre in April:

"Driving Miss Daisy"

UI Senate backs principles on nontenure faculty

URBANA — The University of Illinois Academic Senate on Monday unanimously endorsed the principles of a report that describes, among other procedures, how nontenure-track faculty on campus are hired, evaluated and promoted.

Jet Propulsion Lab engineer to speak about Saturn mission at UI

URBANA — A senior engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory who has led explorations to Saturn, Jupiter and Mars will deliver a talk Tuesday on the University of Illinois campus.

Todd Barber will present "Lord of the Rings: The Cassini Mission to Saturn" at 6:30 p.m. in Room 1404 in the Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science, 201 N. Goodwin Ave., U.

Moving fast: Work begins on State Farm Center renovation

CHAMPAIGN — It was 1978 and Tom Grunloh and his fellow bulldogs from St. Anthony High School in Effingham won a spot in the state basketball tournament at the Assembly Hall.

"I ran out on the floor and I couldn't look up it was so big," Grunloh said.

No serious injuries from Unofficial 2014

CHAMPAIGN — It will likely be a couple of days before the complete tally of arrests and tickets from Unofficial scofflaws is tallied. But overall, Champaign police were breathing a sigh of relief that the 18th Unofficial St. Patrick's Day is now in the history books.

LIVE Unofficial 2014

Updated 8:30 a.m. Saturday

Ever wonder what it's like to run a classroom during Unofficial. Our Julie Wurth spent time with one prof on Friday. Here's her report:

Top of the morning, March 8, 2014

"Kids were running all over the streets, causing chaos for everyone!" — Betsy Hendrick

At 74, Betsy Hendrick isn't into the shenanigans that played out on campus Friday. But her description of her era's Unofficial St. Patrick's Day — the infamous Water Fights at the University of Illinois — had a familiar ring to it.

UI panel issues 47 recommendations in revised administration report

Top University of Illinois administrators have turned down a recommendation to dismantle the university-level office that oversees campus research parks and the new UI Labs initiative in Chicago.

But the vice president for research may get a new name to clear up confusion about authority over research activities at the UI's three campuses, according to UI President Robert Easter.