University of Illinois

University of Illinois

Where are they now? White and Herman retain teaching positions

URBANA — Every Tuesday evening, students file into a classroom at Wohlers Hall for a business law course on U.S. corporate governance called "Ultimate Leadership."

Their professor? University of Illinois President Emeritus B. Joseph White, who held the university's top job from 2005 to 2009.

Veterans to get gathering space at Illini Union

URBANA When James Kubisiak arrived on campus in August 2008 he had been out of the military for all of one month.

The 26-year-old veteran, who served two tours in Iraq, found the transition from Marine Corps to University of Illinois tough.

Time capsule to be placed at Lincoln Hall

The public has a chance to leave its own personal mark on the Lincoln Hall Renovation Project on the University of Illinois campus.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is currently accepting ideas for items to be placed in a time capsule at the Lincoln Hall site.

Faculty to trustees: Ask Hogan to resign

For the first time, some faculty at the University of Illinois are saying they have no confidence in President Michael Hogan and have called for his presidency to end.

But a UI spokesman said Hogan has the "unwavering support" of UI trustees and has no intention of resigning.

Innovation awards honor those 'foolish enough to try'

URBANA — What's the common bond of most innovators and entrepreneurs?

According to Nuvixa founder Sanjay Patel, they're "foolish enough to try things they shouldn't be trying" and have "the stubbornness of mind" to persist in those efforts.

On Thursday, Patel and 10 other entrepreneurial leaders won awards for their work at the seventh annual Innovation Celebration.

Journalist Roberts to speak at commencement

CHAMPAIGN — A nationally prominent journalist will again be the keynote speaker for the University of Illinois commencement this spring.

News analyst Cokie Roberts, a political commentator for ABC News, will deliver the commencement address at both campuswide ceremonies on May 13 at the Assembly Hall, the UI announced Wednesday.

Three UI professors win Sloan fellowships

URBANA — Three University of Illinois professors have been awarded prestigious Sloan Research Fellowships in recognition of their potentially ground-breaking research in physics, math and bioengineering.

'Palpable feeling of relief' on revised UI enrollment report

CHICAGO — Not only were there some sighs of relief, but faculty leaders applauded University of Illinois Board of Trustees Chair Chris Kennedy and UI President Michael Hogan on Tuesday afternoon after reviewing a revised report on how the university could better recruit and enroll talented and diverse students to its three campuses.

Petition about UI's Hogan draws hundreds of signatures

URBANA — About 400 professors, including the heads of several academic units, have signed an online petition expressing "serious doubts" about President Michael Hogan's leadership style based on recent emails from his office regarding Chancellor Phyllis Wise.

UI students to vote on MTD fee increase

University of Illinois students will decide next month whether they want to increase the fee to ride buses on campus.

The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District gathered about 4,300 signatures last week to place a question on the ballot during spring elections next month.  The district needed 3,500 signatures to get it on the ballot.