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Wise lists themes of UI 'visioning,' outlines next steps

URBANA — The results are in, and the winner is: energy and the environment.

A "visioning" process launched earlier this year by University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise recently concluded its first phase, identifying the major challenges facing society over the next few decades and how the public land-grant university can help address them.

Speaker likes U.S. energy future, dislikes nation's debt problem

CHAMPAIGN — Stephen Moore is bullish on the potential of technology and human creativity — but not so hot on the public sector.

Moore, an editorial page writer for The Wall Street Journal, told University of Illinois students Monday that now is "a great, great time to be alive."

Flash Index shows slow, steady growth

URBANA — The University of Illinois Flash Index for September increased slightly, reflecting a continuing pattern of slow, steady growth in the state over the last year.

Danville woman adores her flock of feathered friends


Fundraisers set for wildlife clinic

The University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic has announced three upcoming fundraisers — one in Gibson City, one in Champaign and one at Homer Lake.

— "Howl at the Harvest Moon" is an annual, pet-friendly fund-raiser for the University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic.

New UI faculty hires so far fail to offset campus losses

URBANA — Despite recent efforts to increase the number of faculty on campus, the University of Illinois has fewer professors this fall as an unprecedented number of them retired over the summer or left for jobs elsewhere.

Tom Kacich: Legislators gave out scholarships after voting to kill them

Last spring, Illinois lawmakers killed the much-maligned General Assembly scholarship program, but not before 65 of them helped themselves to one more grand gesture of giving ... on the taxpayers' dime.

Just to be clear, state lawmakers do not pay for the public university scholarships they give out; the universities do.

UI police to start ticketing cyclists for traffic violations

Updated 9:35 a.m. Saturday.

URBANA — University of Illinois police would like bicyclists who ignore the Illinois Vehicle Code to be warned: You will be ticketed. And the ticket will cost you money.

More than $11 million in private gifts announced

Thirteen private gifts totaling more than $11 million for the University of Illinois' Urbana campus were announced Friday, supporting student scholarships, faculty positions and academic programs.

Conservator: Alma Mater's in worse shape than expected


Updated 10:45 p.m. Friday.

URBANA — The Alma Mater may need more extensive surgery than originally thought.

And that familiar blue-green patina? Turns out it's not the original color but corrosion that is eating away at the surface, experts say.