University of Illinois

University of Illinois

New research park deal up for vote

CHAMPAIGN – The University of Illinois is closer to signing an agreement with the local developer who will build the next phase of the university's research park.

Officials call for integrated fundraising efforts at UI

The model for gifts and endowments at the University of Illinois "has not realized its full potential," top administrators say.

Closure would affect Willard, Flightstar; might bring opportunities

SAVOY – The closing of the University of Illinois' Institute of Aviation would have a financial impact on both Willard Airport and Flightstar, spokesmen for both entities say.

Vote on aviation institute at least a month away

SAVOY – A vote on the closure of the University of Illinois Institute of Aviation won't come for at least a month.

Meanwhile, the interim director of the institute said the campus has "rushed to judgment" and still hopes to broker a merger with another college to save the aviation program.

UI proposes closing Institute of Aviation

The interim chancellor and provost of the University of Illinois are recommending that the UI's Institute of Aviation be closed.

UI faculty, students keep watch on Egypt situation

A University of Illinois professor reports he's now able to speak with his Egyptian mother on a land-line telephone, as communications improve in the tense nation.

Snow day? What snow day?

CHAMPAIGN – It was a single line that brought a cheer louder than a great Demetri McCamey dunk.

"Classes are canceled on 2/2/11," the Illini alert text message read on cell phones at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday.

"Snow day, snow day," jubilant University of Illinois students chanted in the Assembly Hall during the Illinois-Penn State game.

University Y postpones reopening event

Because of poor travel conditions, the University YMCA "Grand Re-Opening" has been postponed.

YMCA development director Becca Guyette said a date will be set for the event.

It was to have started at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at 1001 S. Wright St., C.

Two top scientists picked as new UI vice presidents

Two internationally renowned scientists – a geneticist from Urbana and a medical researcher from Chicago – will fill vice presidencies at the University of Illinois, at least on an interim basis.

Classes to resume at UI on Thursday; Danville schools to be closed

UPDATED 9:10 p.m.

Schools, many government entities and some businesses are closed while East Central Illinois copes with the effects of a major winter storm.