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Bill would allow faculty member on UI board

URBANA – A bill starting its way through the state House could add faculty representation to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.

State Rep. Naomi Jakobsson, D-Urbana, introduced amendments to the board of trustees laws Nov. 23. On Friday, she said that she's not sure how much support the bill has at this early stage.

Scholarship fund at UI created in Chinese student's honor

URBANA – A fund to help students from China attend the University of Illinois' Graduate School of Library and Information Science has been established in honor of a student who died in a car crash last month.

Yingbo Zhou, 26, was the first student taking part in the graduate school's 1+1 program, which brings library students from Zhejiang University in China to the UI.

Seven UI faculty members awarded Fulbright grants

URBANA – Seven members of the University of Illinois faculty have been awarded 2009-2010 Fulbright Scholar grants.

Recipients are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields, according to the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Students, faculty list qualities they want in next president

URBANA – Students and faculty at a campus forum pleaded for ethical leadership, openness and a commitment to core academic missions of teaching and research in the selection of the next University of Illinois president.

The UI's presidential search panel scheduled Thursday's hearing to gather input on qualities for the successor to B. Joseph White, who will step down Dec. 31. Stanley Ikenberry will serve as interim president until White's replacement is chosen.

Quinn says funding on the way for Lincoln Hall

URBANA – For the second time in the last five weeks, there was a celebration at the University of Illinois over the coming restoration of Lincoln Hall.

List of criteria for next UI president continues to evolve

URBANA – Wanted: a proven scholar with a commitment to diversity and shared governance who has strong academic values, understands the importance of technology in education, and can raise money and be a forceful advocate for the University of Illinois.

UI to end program at modern-art museum

URBANA – Directors of the Phillips Collection, the first modern-art museum in the country, will likely look for another university to take over an education and internship program there founded by University of Illinois Professor Jonathan Fineberg.

"In months or years, another university will take it up," Fineberg said Wednesday, after learning that the UI will phase out the program at the end of the spring 2010 semester. "The Phillips really wants to keep it going and is willing to do it with another university."

Firefighters at blaze in Jamaica

JAMAICA — Firefighters are at the scene of a house fire in Jamaica.

UI to phase out art program in Washington

URBANA — Citing its high cost in a time of severe budget constraints, the University of Illinois will phase out an art history program headquartered in the nation’s capital.

Flash index still moving upward in November

URBANA – The Illinois economy is still contracting, but the rate of decline has lessened for the second month in a row, according to the University of Illinois' monthly indicator of the state's economic conditions.

The UI Flash Index improved to a reading of 91 in November, up from 90.7 in October and 90 in September.