University of Illinois

University of Illinois

More than 250 attend vigil

URBANA — More than 250 people turned out at the University of Illinois Quad on Monday night for a candlelight prayer vigil for those affected by the weekend shootings.

Friends and fellow members of Phi Beta Sigma asked the crowd to pray for UI alumnus Brian Reed, who was critically injured after being shot at a house party early Sunday in Urbana.

Cray Inc. replacing IBM to build UI supercomputer

URBANA — A Cray Inc. machine will be the new supercomputer for the University of Illinois' Blue Waters project.

The Seattle-based company will build the world-class peta-scale supercomputer that IBM was originally chosen to build.

Ikenberry: Penn State made only possible decision

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Calling the sex-abuse scandal at Penn State a "tragedy" for all involved, former University of Illinois President Stanley Ikenberry says the school's trustees made the only decision they could in firing President Graham Spanier and head football Coach Joe Paterno.

Plans for expanded research park include moving, modernizing UI's swine facilities

CHAMPAIGN — For years, the proverbial elephant in the room of a research park meeting was not an elephant but a pig.

Or rather, hundreds of them, all housed in facilities on land slated for an expanded University of Illinois Research Park.

UI Research Park's 10th Anniversary


The University of Illinois will celebrated the 10th anniversary of its research park Thursday by renaming the former Motorola building for local developer Clint Atkins.

Ikenberry says he'd help Penn State if asked

     A former president of the University of Illinois and former administrator at Penn State University says the sexual abuse scandal at the school is an unprecedented tragedy.

     Stanley Ikenberry was the President of the UI from 1979 to 1995 and again in 2010 after former president B. Joseph White resigned following the admissions scandal.

Assistant dean bears sole blame, probe finds

CHAMPAIGN — A single assistant dean at the University of Illinois College of Law manipulated test scores and other data over six years to preserve the college's top 25 national ranking, winning substantial raises in the process, a new report concludes.

Separate investigation of law school under way

The American Bar Association, which accredits law schools across the country, is conducting its own inquiry into inflated academic scores at the University of Illinois College of Law.

Meanwhile, President Michael Hogan said the UI Board of Trustees is considering a review of other academic units across campus and how they report academic data to accreditation agencies.

Raises followed ex-law school official's admissions efforts

CHAMPAIGN — A former admissions dean blamed for inflating entrance-exam scores and other student data to boost the University of Illinois College of Law's rankings worked for six years without a formal performance review and once received a 31 percent mid-year raise for recruiting top students.

Interim dean to remain at College of Media for another year

CHAMPAIGN — An interim dean for the University of Illinois College of Media will serve an extra year while the campus hires a new provost and the college continues to address problems identified in a campus review.