University of Illinois

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Bill would delay rule on university retirees returning to work

SPRINGFIELD — A bill that would allow universities to delay for a year implementing a rule aimed at limiting retired employees from returning to jobs on a part-time basis was approved by the Illinois Senate on Wednesday.

Bill on opening up academic research advances to floor

SPRINGFIELD — Legislation that would set up task forces at each of Illinois' nine public universities to establish policies for open access to research articles published by faculty members and researchers was approved Tuesday by the Senate Higher Education Committee. It now moves to the Senate floor.

UI panel releases record of closed meeting on honorary degree for Khan

CHAMPAIGN — Billionaire alumnus Shahid Khan will deliver the commencement address at the University of Illinois next month, but he will not be awarded an honorary degree, at least not this year.

UI student body elects new president

URBANA — A junior from Chicago has been elected as the student body president at the University of Illinois.

Damani Bolden, who will be installed as president of the Illinois Student Senate next week, said a love of politics drove him to run for the position.

UI Extension to move Ford-Iroquois office

ONARGA — The University of Illinois Extension is searching for another building to rent for its office serving Ford and Iroquois counties, because the office it has leased for 20 years in Onarga will soon be the site of a medical clinic.

Survey on UI shared governance offered

University of Illinois faculty members are being asked to complete a survey about how shared governance is working, or not working, at the department or unit level on campus.

Updated: Man charged after attack on UI student

Updated 5:16 p.m. Monday.

URBANA — A registered sex offender arrested over the weekend in connection with the attempted sexual assault of a University of Illinois student is being held at the Champaign County Jail on $500,000 bond.

Pet Talk: Vets have more than one way to spay today

In veterinary medicine, one very common surgical procedure is the ovariohysterectomy, more commonly known as a spay. This procedure involves removing the ovaries and uterus down to the cervix to prevent a female pet from reproducing.

3 sought in theft of laptop, textbook at UI Undergraduate Library

URBANA — The University of Illinois Police Department needs help identifying three men involved in the theft of a laptop and textbook from the University of Illinois Undergraduate Library.

Senator revising proposed research release mandate

CHAMPAIGN — A state senator who has proposed making the results of publicly funded research more widely available is amending his legislation after receiving pushback from some in academia.