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'To thy happy children of the future'

New time capsule for Alma Mater's hollow base aims to improve on past

URBANA — A message to thy happy children of the future:

An old peanut butter jar is not the best vessel for preserving items from the past.

New UI bike rules delayed

Changes to the University of Illinois bicycle code won't take affect Monday as scheduled, but that doesn't mean police won't be on the lookout for violations.

Wooing small-town students has become big challenge for UI

Sarah Sellars grew up in rural Winchester where her parents raised cattle and hogs and planted corn and soybeans in the rich soil of the Illinois River Valley.

Her neighbors? Her grandparents.

Her aunt and uncle and cousins live just down the road — called Sellars Road, of course.

Look Back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Jazz trance from the Post

Saxophonists take over C-U

An event-record 1,300 classical and jazz saxophonists — professional and amateur — are on the University of Illinois campus for the 2014 North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial National Conference, co-hosted by UI saxophone Professor Debra Richtmeyer and J. Michael Holmes, director of admissions for the UI School of Music. The last conference in Arizona drew 600.

UI: One computer likely browsing at Crimea website

CHAMPAIGN — Wrong place, wrong time?

A University of Illinois computer security official said someone using a desktop computer on the university network to visit the Crimea referendum website almost a week ago was likely just "browsing," not launching a cyberattack.

UI seeks 'person of interest' in Lincoln Hall burglary

URBANA — The University of Illinois has released a photo from a surveillance camera in its search for a "person of interest" in a burglary and suspicious activity at Lincoln Hall.

UI police say someone stole two security cameras from the center east entrance of Lincoln Hall at 5:54 p.m. Thursday.

Surveillance video shows someone entering the hall just before the theft.

Deere expanding tech center at Research Park

CHAMPAIGN — John Deere is expanding its Technology Innovation Center in the University of Illinois Research Park, nearly doubling its space there.

The company has enlarged its facility at 2021 S. First St., C, from 7,500 square feet to 13,500 square feet, according to company spokesman Eric Hodson.

Illini alum shares down-to-Earth views

Back on planet Earth after nearly six months in space, a bright-eyed Mike Hopkins sat down early Thursday for his first one-on-one interviews — via satellite, from Johnson Space Center, with a dozen media outlets (including this one).

John Frayne: 'Orpheus in the Underworld' a humdinger of a show

The Opera Program of the School of Music at UIUC has a new name, "Lyric Theatre Illinois," and the first production under that name was Jacques Offenbach's operetta "Orpheus in the Underworld," which played in the Tryon Festival Theatre from March 6-9.

I attended the final Sunday afternoon matinee.

Let me begin by mentioning some of the highlights.