University of Illinois

University of Illinois

UI plans pension meetings; financial picture bleak

URBANA -- Faced with a gloomy state outlook, the University of Illinois will hold pension informational meetings next week.

Months-long project to begin on Fourth Street

CHAMPAIGN -- Drivers can expect temporary lane changes over the next several months on a portion of Fourth Street in Champaign beginning on Wednesday.

Contractor A&R Mechanical is scheduled to begin infrastructure and streetscape improvements along Fourth Street between Green Street and Gregory Drive on Wednesday.

Union plans strike if UI deal isn't reached in 2 weeks

URBANA -- A union representing food service and building workers at the Urbana campus has announced an intent to strike if it does not reach agreement with the University of Illinois in the next 14 days.

Legislator: UI appropriation likely less than Quinn's budget

URBANA -- The chairman of the House higher education appropriations committee says it's unlikely that the state's public universities will get as much money as Gov. Pat Quinn's budget proposes.

Attorney general rules UI must release records

SPRINGFIELD -- Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the University of Illinois violated the law by improperly denying records from its presidential search to The News-Gazette in a case that dates back to April 2010.

Senate committee forwards recommendation to close Aviation

URBANA -- A faculty/student Senate committee dealt a blow to the Institute of Aviation Monday, recommending its closure, and also the end to its two undergraduate programs.

Exchange program for Japanese students still on at UI

The triple disaster that struck Japan last month hasn't derailed plans for an annual summer exchange program for Japanese children in Illinois.

The Illinois 4-H-Japanese Summer Exchange will provide a language immersion experience for 57 Japanese youth ages 12 to 15 who will live with host families in Illinois.

UI responds quickly to report of bed bugs in residence-hall room

URBANA — Bed bugs invaded campus over the weekend, but apparently kept their invasion to one room, and were immediately crushed by the defenses of the University of Illinois.

Just one dormitory room in Evans Hall was affected Sunday night, said Erin Ciciora, a resident communications coordinator in University Housing.

Experts hoping second CT scan unlocks Spurlock mummy's secrets

URBANA — The first time a CT scan was done on a 2,000-year-old Egyptian mummy from the Spurlock Museum at the University of Illinois, medical technology wasn't sharp enough to help solve some of the mysteries about the body inside.

Now, experts are hoping today's more advanced CT-scanning equipment will help answer some of the vexing questions that remain.

UI senate calls for discussion on powers of campuses

URBANA -- Challenging the view that the University of Illinois is a monolith, the Urbana faculty-student senate voted unanimously Monday to call for a discussion about the roles of the campuses.

The resolution could also be discussed at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Illini Union in a meeting of the Senates Conference, which represents all three campuses, but it is not on the agenda.