University of Illinois

University of Illinois

Raises followed ex-law school official's admissions efforts

CHAMPAIGN — A former admissions dean blamed for inflating entrance-exam scores and other student data to boost the University of Illinois College of Law's rankings worked for six years without a formal performance review and once received a 31 percent mid-year raise for recruiting top students.

Interim dean to remain at College of Media for another year

CHAMPAIGN — An interim dean for the University of Illinois College of Media will serve an extra year while the campus hires a new provost and the college continues to address problems identified in a campus review.

Research park anniversary event Thursday

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its research park Thursday by renaming the former Motorola building for local developer Clint Atkins.

A new mural inside the building will be unveiled, showing Mr. Atkins, who died in April, and some of his projects.

UI students to vote on smoke-free campus

     University of Illinois students have a chance to vote this week on whether they want a smoke-free campus. 
     The idea comes from UI Student Trustee Hannah Ehrenberg, who collected over 3,000 signatures to get the issue on the student ballot.

UI senate changes calendar, allowing finals on a Saturday

URBANA — The University of Illinois campus senate approved minor changes to the 2012-2013 academic calendar Monday — changes that will allow final exams to be held on a Saturday and will compress the grading period for that year.

UI law school official resigns; investigation ends

URBANA — An assistant law school dean has resigned in the wake of a university investigation into the posting of inaccurate class data at the University of Illinois College of Law.

UI trustees vowed transparency, but it's not always easy to see

Though the board of trustees, in the wake of the Category I admissions scandal, promised more transparency in its governance of the University of Illinois, members frequently meet behind closed doors.

The UI Board of Trustees took several steps two years ago to make its process more transparent and less complicated.

Chancellor rockets into the blogosphere

URBANA — A new University of Illinois blog debuted this week by one of the more notable names on campus: Chancellor Phyllis Wise.

Flash index falls, but economist doesn't see double-dip recession

URBANA — The University of Illinois flash index fell in October — the first monthly decline in 17 months — but the economist who compiles it says he still doesn't expect a double-dip recession.

The index — based on tax receipts from Illinois corporate income, personal income and retail sales — dropped from 98.8 in September to 98.3 in October.

Smaller UI printing department will stay open

CHAMPAIGN — In a reversal of a decision made over a year ago, the University of Illinois printing department will remain open, in downsized and reorganized form.