University of Illinois

University of Illinois

Proposed UI financial aid policy changes to receive scrutiny

URBANA — Students who turn down an offer of admission from the University of Illinois increasingly cite money as the primary reason, with four years of tuition alone totaling almost $50,000.

Caterpillar to open lab at UI Research Park

CHAMPAIGN — Caterpillar plans to open a data analytics laboratory in the University of Illinois Research Park later this year to complement the simulation center it already operates there.

Dinner fundraiser scheduled for Sept. 28

MONTICELLO — The Allerton Park & Retreat Center will host a Farm-to-Mansion Dinner Fundraiser starting at 5 p.m. Sept. 28.

Salaita: 'It's been a little bit personally difficult'

CHAMPAIGN — Steven Salaita's life has been turned upside down since he learned he would not be working at the University of Illinois this semester.

Salaita, a former Virginia Tech English professor, became the focal point of a fight over academic freedom after the UI rescinded its job offer following his inflammatory tweets against Israel this summer.

Students plan more protests

Late Tuesday morning, dozens of students and faculty gathered in the rain on the north end of the University of Illinois Quad for a rally in support of Steven Salaita before marching to the YMCA for his press conference. Some students had walked out of their classes in protest.

Salaita: 'Reinstate me'


CHAMPAIGN — Standing amid a packed room of supporters Steven Salaita on Tuesday urged university leaders to reinstate him and let him teach on campus.

LIVE: Salaita on campus

Coverage of the appearance by Steven Salaita and planned campus walk-out from classes.

More than 400 sign a letter of support for Wise

Editor's note: I've confused things, I'm afraid. There are two different items with links in this story. One is the petition link to the faculty letter. That's near the beginning of the story. The ad that is linked toward the end of the story is an ad from community members that appeared last Sunday expressing support for Chancellor Phyllis Wise.

Republican lawmakers declare support for Wise

SPRINGFIELD — Several Republican lawmakers on Monday came out in support of University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise and her decision last month to rescind a job offer to Professor Steven Salaita.

The group included state senators and representatives, U.S. representatives and U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk.

Random campus queries find none who will 'walk' for Salaita

Of 20 students surveyed, none plans to join in protest walkout

URBANA — Count Jason Park out of Tuesday's "Student Walkout and National Day of Silence" in support of Steven Salaita.