University of Illinois

University of Illinois

UI retiree helped out for months after New York attack

RURAL CHAMPAIGN — Susan Warsaw has received awards and citations from New York officials and firefighters for her volunteer work in the trying days after Sept. 11, 2001. She's even on a set of heroes collector cards.

The University of Illinois retiree says none of that matters as much as the satisfaction of helping people.

Ground broken for Big Broadband

CHAMPAIGN — More than two years after organizers conceived of the project locally, they were one step closer on Tuesday to flipping the switch on the Big Broadband project and narrowing the "digital divide" in Champaign-Urbana.

UI enrollment tops 42,000, sets another record

URBANA — It's another record.

The Urbana campus has released its 10-day attendance figures, its official number for the school year.

There are 42,606 students, up by more than 600 from 2010, according to the Division of Management Information.

New UI vice president named

URBANA — An engineer who has brought in more than $60 million in grants, Christophe Pierre, will be the next vice president for academic affairs at the University of Illinois.

Preliminary steps taken to update facilities at Uni High

URBANA — In advance of celebrating its 90th anniversary, University Laboratory High School has taken preliminary steps for a fundraising campaign to update its facilities.

Friday Forum series to address public education

CHAMPAIGN — This fall, the University YMCA's Friday Forum lecture series will address the subject of public education, the relationship between education and society and the challenges of improving education.

Friday Forum is a free, weekly lecture series open to the public and held during the fall and spring semesters.

UI has all sorts of apps to help dorm dwellers stay plugged in

University of Illinois students who live in the residence halls have more options to rarely leave their rooms.

Want to know how many calories there are in the lemon mist cake in the cafeteria? Want to see if there's a dryer free? Check on a package?

Kirsten Ruby, who works in UI Housing as assistant director for marketing, says there's an app for that.

Interim vice president gets job permanently at UI

Following six months as an interim, Lawrence B. Schook was named Friday as vice president for research at the University of Illinois.

His promotion to interim vice president was announced in February.

Enrollment for state insurance planned for October

SPRINGFIELD — A second enrollment period has been set for Oct. 10-28 for employees and retirees covered under the state's group insurance plans, the state's Central Management Services office has announced.

UI budget rises by 5.2 percent

URBANA — The operating-budget request of the University of Illinois, which has hovered just below $5 billion in recent years, will top that mark by $11 million in fiscal year 2012, up by 5.2 percent from the year before.

Last year, the UI asked that its fiscal 2011 operating budget grow by 3.9 percent in its $4.8 billion request.