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UI will help PTI staff as institute slated for closure

CHAMPAIGN – The Police Training Institute will close by December 2011 because the University of Illinois can no longer afford its $900,000 annual cost.

UI needs to address percentage of admission acceptances, panel says

The University of Illinois should address the declining percentage of applicants who accept offers of admission, a number that's dropped steadily for five years, a faculty admissions committee says.

The "yield," as it's known, dropped from about 45 percent in 2007 and 2008 to 41 percent in 2009 and about 38 percent this year, according to UI figures.

'Firewall' on UI admissions working well, report says

URBANA – Admissions reforms imposed after the "Category I" scandal at the University of Illinois proved "extremely effective" in eliminating improper influence on admissions decisions, a one-year faculty review has found.

UI will close Police Training Institute next year

CHAMPAIGN — The Police Training Institute will close in December 2011, the University of Illinois announced today.

Letter questions UI emergency alert about campus attack

URBANA – A large group of faculty and student leaders has sent an open letter to the University of Illinois police chief to complain about a text-message alert after a sexual assault last week.

The university responded by saying that it was responsibly trying to keep its community safe.

UI ready to hire engineer for Big Broadband project

The University of Illinois is poised to hire an architect-engineer for the Big Broadband network, a project to bring high-speed Internet services to underserved parts of the community.

UI prof's assignment for next semester in limbo

URBANA – A controversial veteran professor's teaching duties remain up in the air after interim Chancellor Robert Easter sent the case of Louis Wozniak, removed from the classroom this fall, back to his own college for decision .

UI trustees likely to pass Hogan restructuring despite faculty dissent

CHICAGO – President Michael Hogan's restructuring program for vice presidents and chancellors looks likely to pass at Thursday's meeting of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.

Urbana council, residents hit UI over wind turbine plans

URBANA – Some city council members on Monday night said they were frustrated that a University of Illinois wind turbine project is moving along without consulting city officials or adhering to a new zoning ordinance.

Three from Rantoul arrested in attack on UI campus

CHAMPAIGN — University of Illinois Police Lt. Roy Acree said police have arrested three Rantoul men following the latest attack on the UI campus.

"This attack was very similar to the other attacks that we have been responding to and have been dealing with," Acree said.