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Faculty group backs suspended UI professor

URBANA – A controversial engineering professor shouldn't have been suspended without a hearing, a faculty group investigating Louis Wozniak's case argues.

Senate to meet on changes to UI administrative structure

URBANA – The campus faculty-student senate will hold a series of special meetings to consider proposed changes to top levels of the University of Illinois administrative structure.

UI senate asks for end to relationship with capitalism foundation

URBANA – A campus governing body has asked University of Illinois officials to end the university's formal relationship with a Champaign foundation that espouses ideals of capitalism and limited government.

University of Illinois students get hands-on lesson on poverty from United Way

URBANA – Nearly 1.7 million Illinoisans, or 13.3 percent of the state's population, live in poverty.

In Champaign County, the number is far higher: 21.3 percent. Next door, in Vermilion County, nearly a quarter of the residents are considered poor, living on $24,000 or less for a family of four.

UI students have some safe options for getting home

URBANA – Based on the number of requests for escorts over the past few weeks, University of Illinois students are in tune to the dangers of walking on campus.

UI police Sgt. Joan Fiesta said the number of calls to SafeWalks, walking escorts provided by the student patrol, between Aug. 23 and Sept. 27 were 201. That compares with 211 for the entire fall 2009 semester.

Former Station 211 reopens as Red Lion

CHAMPAIGN – The Red Lion has roared again.

On Friday evening, the Campustown bar formerly known as Station 211 reopened with a new look and a name that evokes the building's past as a live music hub for Champaign-Urbana.

UI fund drive tops $2 billion

URBANA – The University of Illinois' latest fundraising campaign surpassed the $2 billion mark in September, helped by more than $200 million in gifts during fiscal 2010 despite a sour economy.

Major gifts to UI highlighted

Three major gifts to the University of Illinois' Urbana campus totaling more than $2 million will benefit programs at the College of Veterinary Medicine.

A $1 million bequest from Sheldon and Paulette Rubin of Wilmette will establish a professorship in veterinary leadership and communication and an endowed seminar series, both named in their honor.

Software company opens center in Research Park

CHAMPAIGN – Canadian software company Infobright has opened a satellite development center in EnterpriseWorks at the University of Illinois Research Park.

Infobright, based in Toronto, Ontario, markets a high-performance analytic database designed to support companies' needs for analytics and business intelligence.