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University of Illinois

Chancellor's plan breath of fresh air

Chancellor Phyllis Wise's plan to revitalize the University of Illinois offers exciting possibilities.

The University of Illinois — battered by financial woes and personnel problems — has been on the defensive for the past five years.

Now, under the leadership of Chancellor Phyllis Wise, the UI is back on the offensive again.

2013 Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon

Images from the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon on Saturday, April 27, 2013.

New IllinoisVentures director to lead push for start-ups

Just over a decade since its launch, a University of Illinois subsidiary that invests in start-up businesses with Illinois ties has tapped a new director, brought in additional board members from outside academia and plans to increase funding for start-ups coming out of the Chicago campus.

A record 33,178 applied to UI this year

URBANA — A math and science buff, Khalid Mitchell of Oak Forest had only one place in mind when applying to colleges.

"I put all my eggs in one basket. The U of I was the only school I applied to," he said. The senior at Oak Forest High School was offered a spot in the University of Illinois' freshman class, and it didn't take long for him to inform the campus of his decision.

UI small animal clinic named one of nine national trauma centers

URBANA — The small animal emergency service at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital is now one of one of nine veterinary trauma centers in the nation.

The provisional designation, announced Thursday, came from the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.

Three affiliated with UI named to science academy

CHAMPAIGN — University of Illinois Chancellor and Vice President Phyllis Wise, along with history Professor Frederick Hoxie and alumnus Thomas Siebel, have been elected into the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Bill on UI trustees hits roadblock in Illinois Senate

SPRINGFIELD — A plan to change the way that University of Illinois trustees are selected apparently is dead for this spring.

Bill would delay rule on university retirees returning to work

SPRINGFIELD — A bill that would allow universities to delay for a year implementing a rule aimed at limiting retired employees from returning to jobs on a part-time basis was approved by the Illinois Senate on Wednesday.

Bill on opening up academic research advances to floor

SPRINGFIELD — Legislation that would set up task forces at each of Illinois' nine public universities to establish policies for open access to research articles published by faculty members and researchers was approved Tuesday by the Senate Higher Education Committee. It now moves to the Senate floor.

UI student body elects new president

URBANA — A junior from Chicago has been elected as the student body president at the University of Illinois.

Damani Bolden, who will be installed as president of the Illinois Student Senate next week, said a love of politics drove him to run for the position.