University of Illinois

University of Illinois

Hogan, speaking to legislators, defends salary, tuition waivers for grad students

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.

Backers say Institute of Aviation a valuable resource

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.

Police ready for 'monster' of Unofficial

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.

Official rules for Unofficial

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.

UI senate criticizes proposed command changes

URBANA – The faculty-student senate has approved a resolution criticizing efforts to centralize decision-making at the University of Illinois and calling for an Urbana chancellor who is truly "chief executive officer" of the campus.

Union files complaint against UI over negotiations

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.

UI Senate resolution addresses role of chancellor

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.

Economist, ex-McCain staffer calls for pro-growth policies

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.

UI professor, others win Innovation awards

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 issues rules for 'Unofficial'

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.