University of Illinois
SPRINGFIELD – In his first appearance before a legislative committee, University of Illinois President Michael Hogan was questioned about tuition waivers, costly board of trustee meetings, faculty pay and his own compensation package.
SAVOY – The University of Illinois is considering closing the Institute of Aviation just as the nation desperately needs new pilots and air traffic controllers, supporters of the institute say.
CHAMPAIGN – Police say they are ready to handle Friday's "Unofficial St. Patrick's Day" celebration on the University of Illinois campus, as it appears thousands of students are once again ready to participate in the infamous event.
Special rules & ordinances for Unofficial
Bar entry age: By executive order of the mayor of Champaign, bar entry in the Champaign campus area will be allowed only to patrons 21 years of age and older on March 4. Additionally, bar hours will be limited to 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
URBANA – A union that represents some of the Urbana campus' lowest-paid workers filed an unfair labor practices complaint this week.
Service Employees International Union Local 73 has been bargaining with the University of Illinois since last June, and the two sides have agreed to have a mediator come in March 16 and 30.
URBANA – Some campus faculty leaders are concerned that the job description on the search for a new chancellor might imply that the hiree will not be the campus' chief executive.
CHAMPAIGN – Economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin said he's optimistic the United States can and will solve its problems.
But the problems he outlined Thursday – many of them budgetary – are massive and daunting.
CHAMPAIGN – "Inventor extraordinaire" might be the best description of Mark Shannon.
The University of Illinois mechanical engineering professor has submitted more than two dozen inventions to the UI's Office of Technology Management over the last 14 years.
CHAMPAIGN – Mayor Jerry Schweighart on Thursday issued his annual emergency orders to regulate the flow of liquor next weekend as University of Illinois students prepare to celebrate "Unofficial St. Patrick's Day" on March 4.