University of Illinois

University of Illinois

UI committee: Dismissed professor, others lack due-process protection

URBANA – A University of Illinois faculty committee investigating the dismissal of adjunct professor Kenneth Howell says he lacked essential academic due-process protections, a situation faced by hundreds of other non-tenure-track instructors at the UI.

Training of service dogs called first on college campus

CHAMPAIGN – As Bridget Evans heads from class to class at the University of Illinois, her constant companion is a fuzzy 11-year-old black Labrador retriever named Coal.

New veterinary curriculum puts UI students in real-world environment sooner

URBANA – On the first day of veterinary school, University of Illinois students get their blue coats. The next day they're in the clinics.

First-year students don't actually operate on animals, of course, but the students are part of the process, learning not only about canine, feline and equine behavior, but human as well.

Chief's 'Next Dance' is back on

CHAMPAIGN – The on-again, off-again "Next Dance" honoring Chief Illiniwek is on again, still scheduled for Oct. 23.

The dance will be at 6 p.m. in the Assembly Hall, following the homecoming football game against Indiana, said Roger Huddleston of Mahomet.

Grant to help UI lead overseas farming program

URBANA – A $9 million grant will help Illinois agricultural scientists bring their expertise to developing nations over the course of five years.

And the program could grow to $50 million.

Local Chileans cheer mine rescue

CHAMPAIGN – A small Chilean flag usually hangs inside Angharad Valdivia's office at Gregory Hall, a symbol of the country she left in 1983 to attend the University of Illinois.

On Wednesday, as rescuers safely pulled out the last of 33 miners trapped underground for more than two months near Copiapo, Chile, Valdivia sported an even bigger flag.

UI president's administration proposal raises questions

URBANA – Faculty reviewing proposed changes to the upper echelons of University of Illinois administration have lots of questions – about the effect on the Urbana campus and its reputation, about research autonomy and, especially, about the cost.

Early voting center on UI campus opens for business

URBANA – A controversial University of Illinois campus early voting center opened Monday morning to something short of a large crowd.

Just three voters made use of the facility at 700 S. Gregory St., U, in the first two hours it was open.

Public-college dropouts cost taxpayers a pretty penny

State and federal governments, and their taxpayers, spent more than $9 billion on college students who dropped out before their second year and may never return, a nationwide report says.

A report by the American Institutes for Research in Washington, D.C, says $9 billion was spent on those students over a five-year period, with California, Texas and New York in the lead.

UI asks Chief group to stop use of name, old logo

CHAMPAIGN – The University of Illinois, through a Chicago lawyer, is telling the Honor the Chief Society to cease and desist in its attempts to trademark some Chief Illiniwek items, possibly affecting an upcoming homecoming performance.