University of Illinois
URBANA – University presidents across Illinois plan to send a common plea to state legislators in coming days: work with us to fix the state's budget crisis, and stick to a payment plan.
URBANA – Chief Illiniwek supporters say that e-mails from University of Illinois administrators show a pattern of trying to discourage the group from using the Assembly Hall.
"We feel that our rights to speech were muffled or were attempted to be muffled. They never really gave us any clear explanation" about requests for use of the large hall, said Roberto Martell, a spokesman for Students for Chief Illiniwek.
CHAMPAIGN – Student entrepreneurs at the University of Illinois should find it easier to advance their business ideas this year, thanks to a new program on campus.
URBANA – Maybe practice makes perfect when it comes to baking a loaf of bread. But it's your brain size that counts a lot when it comes to scoring high on a video game, researchers have found.
A study conducted at the University of Illinois looked at MRI brain scans of men and women trained on "Space Fortress," an approximately 30-year-old video game developed at the UI, and discovered that how well gamers performed could be predicted by the size of certain regions of their brains.
URBANA – Some University of Illinois faculty in Urbana plan to take the same unpaid days off to send a message to state politicians – that budget cuts hurt.
The Campus Faculty Association, an unofficial union for UI professors, is planning four coordinated furlough days, the first on Feb. 15.
URBANA – Faculty members have until Jan. 27 to apply for positions on the University of Illinois athletic board.
The board serves as an advisory committee to the chancellor and athletic director on the fiscal and operational aspects of the varsity sports program. The board is also responsible for that program as it relates to the academic and educational objectives defined by the campus senate.
Two area teams received awards at last weekend's Lego League state tournament.
"The Wheels" team from Campus Middle School for Girls in Urbana received a first place for teamwork – one of four areas on which the teams are judged.
URBANA — University of Illinois police are looking for the person or persons who may have maliciously pulled fire alarms in the Pennsylvania Avenue residence halls Thursday morning.
URBANA – Some faculty leaders welcomed a clarification of the University of Illinois' furlough policy Wednesday, saying the unpaid days off amounted to a pay cut anyway.
As the semester begins, University of Illinois faculty are struggling with how to take furlough days without affecting their students — or, for younger faculty, jeopardizing their chances for tenure.