University of Illinois

University of Illinois

UI students charged in stadium break-in

CHAMPAIGN — Two University of Illinois students who allegedly tried to steal clothing from a lounge at Memorial Stadium early Wednesday have been charged with misdemeanor theft.

The teens, who both listed an address in the 800 block of West Pennsylvania Avenue, were taken into custody about 3:15 a.m. after being caught by employees.

UI senate backs principles for pension reform

URBANA — As the state grapples with pension liabilities and state employees face possible changes to their retirement benefits, a University of Illinois faculty group endorsed a resolution that says any reforms being considered should maintain benefits promised to current participants.

Unions bemoan pace of talks with UI

URBANA — Two unions representing more than 1,500 University of Illinois employees who have worked without a contract since August rallied Monday to protest the pace of negotiations with the university.

Wise: 'I feel like I'm just part of a great team'

Chancellor Phyllis Wise said she never regretted her decision to take the University of Illinois job, nor did she consider leaving during all the turmoil that led to President Micheal Hogan's resignation last month.

Chancellor moving ahead with 'visioning' project for university's long-term future

URBANA — Within days of arriving at the University of Illinois, Chancellor Phyllis Wise embarked on a "listening and learning tour" to get a full grasp of her new campus, its people and its strengths.

UI, Sweden universities to collaborate

URBANA — University of Illinois officials and leaders from three of Sweden's leading universities signed an agreement Thursday that calls for continued cooperation among the institutions in research, education and civic programs.

Reception kicks off Ebertfest

URBANA — Roger Ebert may have lost his speaking voice, but he certainly hasn't lost his sense of humor.

After Champaign Mayor Don Gerard on Wednesday gave the movie critic the key to the city, Ebert said through his wife, Chaz, "When you get a key to the city, where is the lock?"

Transcript of Obama remarks on college affordability

Remarks by President Barack Obama on April 25, 2012, at the University of Iowa, Iowa City. Transcript provided by the White House.

Previewing the panels: The schedule of Ebertfest discussions on UI campus

The academic panels for the 2012 Roger Ebert's Film Festival take place on the University of Illinois campus. They are free and open to the public. The schedule:

Thursday, April 26

Lost on campus? UI's new website has your 'You are here'

We've all seen them clogging the streets of campus.

Parents of new University of Illinois students trying to find their way to the residence halls. An alum who hasn't been back to campus in 20 years and can't remember which way Wright Street runs.

There's now a mobile application that can help.