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MICHIGAN: Culinary collection gets boost from donation

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – The University of Michigan's culinary collection is being transformed into an even more extensive scholarly resource on the subject of American food, cooking and rituals.

UI grad wins Outer Critics Circle Award for Tony-nominated performance

University of Illinois graduate Jon Michael Hill, who is up for a Tony Award for outstanding featured actor in a play, on Monday won the Outer Critics Circle Award in that category, for his performance in "Superior Donuts" by Tracy Letts.

Commencement speaker tells UI grads to answer 'The Big Why'

CHAMPAIGN – Tim Shriver challenged University of Illinois graduates on Sunday to pass a more important course that lies ahead: a course he calls, "The Big Why."

Shriver, the chairman and chief executive officer of Special Olympics International, delivered the commencement address at the university's 139th commencement.

UI Graduation - Class of 2010

The University of Illinois' one hundred thirty-ninth Commencement in Champaign on Sunday May 16, 2010.

Hogan 'very excited' for opportunity as new UI president

Michael Hogan makes one thing perfectly clear. He's happy to be back in the Midwest.

That answer surfaced numerous times during a conversation with The News-Gazette last week after his appointment as University of Illinois president.

Two new grads, two stories, one long road to diplomas from Illinois

CHAMPAIGN – Muharem and Sadina Delic were absolutely giddy Saturday, beaming as they posed for photos with their son the tennis pro and their daughter, a doctor of philosophy in community health, both University of Illinois graduates.

Cities monitor landlords for trash their tenants leave behind as they depart campus

CHAMPAIGN – As the majority of students leave campus this weekend, city officials are asking them to take one thing with them: their trash.

Property maintenance inspectors were cracking down on campus dwellings this week and next looking for overflowing Dumpsters and loose refuse.

Roundup of stories on new Illinois president

Here are stories and other items related to the choice of Michael Hogan of the University of Connecticut to be president at the University of Illinois.

Shock settles in at UConn as Hogan takes Illinois job

The University of Connecticut community is shocked to be losing its aggressive president after less than three years.

'Substantial' salary for new UI president sends e-mails, opinions flying on campus

URBANA – In light of furloughs, layoffs, tuition increases and program cuts, a 37 percent increase in the University of Illinois president's salary didn't exactly go over well on campus.