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Cities monitoring for trash while UI students move out

URBANA — City officials on both sides of Wright Street say they'll be stepping up enforcement to keep trash under control on campus this week and next while many University of Illinois students move out for the summer.

Easter already carrying presidential load

URBANA — When University of Illinois students walk across the stage Sunday to receive their diplomas, President Michael Hogan will not be there to shake their hands.

Instead, Robert Easter, who is the president designate, will congratulate them. Easter also attended UI-Chicago commencement ceremonies and will be at the UI-Springfield commencement this Saturday.

Adesida chosen to be UI provost

URBANA — The University of Illinois has chosen a noted nanotechnology scholar as its next provost.

Ilesanmi "Ade" Adesida, dean of the UI's College of Engineering, is expected to assume the post on Aug. 16, pending UI Board of Trustees approval. UI Vice President and Chancellor Phyllis Wise announced the appointment Wednesday night.

Penn State physicist to be next UI vice chancellor for research

URBANA — A physicist and administrator from Pennsylvania State University will be the next vice chancellor for research at the University of Illinois' Urbana campus, pending approval from UI trustees.

Former UI faculty member elected to Academy of Sciences

Harris Lewin, a former University of Illinois faculty member, was recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Lewin, an emeritus faculty member in the UI's Department of Animal Sciences and founding director of the Institute for Genomic Biology, is now vice chancellor for research at the University of California at Davis.

UPDATED: Senate OKs end to legislative scholarships

Updated 2 p.m. Thursday

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate has agreed to end the practice of letting lawmakers hand out free college educations to their constituents.

UI students charged in stadium break-in

CHAMPAIGN — Two University of Illinois students who allegedly tried to steal clothing from a lounge at Memorial Stadium early Wednesday have been charged with misdemeanor theft.

The teens, who both listed an address in the 800 block of West Pennsylvania Avenue, were taken into custody about 3:15 a.m. after being caught by employees.

UI senate backs principles for pension reform

URBANA — As the state grapples with pension liabilities and state employees face possible changes to their retirement benefits, a University of Illinois faculty group endorsed a resolution that says any reforms being considered should maintain benefits promised to current participants.

Unions bemoan pace of talks with UI

URBANA — Two unions representing more than 1,500 University of Illinois employees who have worked without a contract since August rallied Monday to protest the pace of negotiations with the university.

Chancellor moving ahead with 'visioning' project for university's long-term future

URBANA — Within days of arriving at the University of Illinois, Chancellor Phyllis Wise embarked on a "listening and learning tour" to get a full grasp of her new campus, its people and its strengths.