University of Illinois

University of Illinois

UI will use grant from ADM to help in fight against hunger

The University of Illinois will use $10 million from Decatur-based Archer Daniels Midland Wednesday to fight world hunger through the ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss.

Gov. Pat Quinn hailed the move at an Illini Union reception Wednesday.

Input sought in search for new UI chancellor

URBANA – The executive search firm hired to help choose a new University of Illinois president will also guide the search for a new chancellor – and co-host a public forum on the search next week.

The firm – Isaacson, Miller, which has offices in Boston, Washington and San Francisco – will be paid up to $157,525 for its services, according to the UI.

Governor keeps one UI trustee, replaces two others

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Pat Quinn has replaced two University of Illinois trustees, including one he appointed just 16 months ago and another who refused to resign after the Category I admissions scandal.

ADM pledges $10 million to UI

Archer Daniels Midland Company announced a gift Wednesday to the University of Illinois of $10 million over five years to create the ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss.

Gov. Pat Quinn hailed the move at an Illini Union reception.

Interim Vice Chancellor Steve Sonka, who previously led the UI's soybean research, will be the director.

UI trustees to vote on link between tuition, inflation

CHICAGO – The University of Illinois is looking toward a relatively low tuition increase – compared to last year's 9.5 percent, good for four years – while keeping fee increases below 1 percent.

Three UI trustees' terms up; no word from Quinn on appointments

CHICAGO – University of Illinois trustees are headed into their annual meeting this week with three vacant seats on the 10-member board.

The terms of three trustees – Frances Carroll, Karen Hasara and Carlos Tortolero – expired Sunday, and Gov. Pat Quinn has yet to announce whether they will be reappointed or replaced.

David Ikenberry takes dean position at Colorado

CHAMPAIGN – David Ikenberry, the newly named dean of the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder, says he sees growth opportunities for the school.

Ikenberry, who was named to the post Tuesday, said he'll "sit down and listen to faculty, staff and students" in determining goals.

ADM plans major grant to UI this week

URBANA – A multimillion-dollar grant to help the University of Illinois feed the word's hungry will be announced by ADM Wednesday.

Spokesmen for the UI and ADM were unwilling to disclose the exact figure Monday.

Supercomputer, other projects bring in major funds to UI

URBANA – It may not be surprising that the University of Illinois is the nation's leader in university funding from the National Science Foundation.

But one number stands out: A single grant puts it ahead of the total amounts for other major competing universities, including Purdue and Wisconsin.

Agencies waiting for state money will have to wait longer

Just what the state's income tax increase will mean for cash-strapped schools, universities and human services agencies may not be clear for a month or more.