University of Illinois

University of Illinois

David Ikenberry takes dean position at Colorado

CHAMPAIGN – David Ikenberry, the newly named dean of the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder, says he sees growth opportunities for the school.

Ikenberry, who was named to the post Tuesday, said he'll "sit down and listen to faculty, staff and students" in determining goals.

ADM plans major grant to UI this week

URBANA – A multimillion-dollar grant to help the University of Illinois feed the word's hungry will be announced by ADM Wednesday.

Spokesmen for the UI and ADM were unwilling to disclose the exact figure Monday.

Supercomputer, other projects bring in major funds to UI

URBANA – It may not be surprising that the University of Illinois is the nation's leader in university funding from the National Science Foundation.

But one number stands out: A single grant puts it ahead of the total amounts for other major competing universities, including Purdue and Wisconsin.

Agencies waiting for state money will have to wait longer

Just what the state's income tax increase will mean for cash-strapped schools, universities and human services agencies may not be clear for a month or more.

Some UI libraries will require ID for late night visits

URBANA – You can still enjoy 24-hour, five-days-a-week access to some University of Illinois libraries – but only if you have a card to prove you're part of the community.

With some concerns about safety, the Urbana campus will start asking for the i-cards on Jan. 18, particularly in the hours between midnight and 6 a.m.

State audit flags computer-access issues at UI

The University of Illinois did not keep adequate control over computer access, allowing 26 terminated employees to retain critical sign-ons, a state audit said Wednesday.

The UI, in its response contained in the audit, acknowledged the problem had existed but said that new policies and procedures to correct it became effective in February 2010.

UI trustees committee hears call for slight fee increases

URBANA – With little sign of improvement in state finances, the Urbana campus is keeping its student fee increases to less than 1 percent, offering a stable rate for continuing residents of its dorms, and has cut purchasing costs through its combined buying power.

UI lab evacuated briefly for gas leak

URBANA — About 15 people were evacuated from a University of Illinois laboratory building for about 40 minutes after some gas reportedly leaked in one of the labs.

UI turbine still faces uncertainty

URBANA – Unanticipated costs and unanswered questions have created the potential for a bigger price tag on the University of Illinois' wind turbine project, and officials will wait at least until March to get approval from the school's board of trustees.

UI college combines three departments

CHAMPAIGN – The College of Education at the University of Illinois is combining three departments into one – but not to save money.

Dean Mary Kalantzis said the impetus to create the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership came from the faculty, not from a cost-cutting motivation, and "will create synergies for creative collaboration."