University of Illinois

University of Illinois

Totenberg receives Illinois Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism

URBANA — Nina Totenberg has more Supreme Court experience than any of the sitting justices, and the court's makeup and caseload has changed dramatically during her tenure.

TIAA-CREF to give $5 million to help create farmland-research center

URBANA — With a $5 million pledge from financial services company TIAA-CREF, the University of Illinois plans to establish a center for farmland research on campus.

New UI residence hall will bear name of university's first African-American alumna, a true pioneer

URBANA — Tired of the underage drinking and truancy associated with a liquor store across the street from her high school, the new principal took matters into her own hands.

Champaign among cities to 'suffer most' from fiscal crisis

Champaign and Springfield are among the cities in Illinois that have the most to lose because of the state's poor fiscal condition and "will suffer the most as it tries to get on a long-run path to a sustainable budget," says a report by Moody's Analytics.

Group seeks student vote on fee for $160 million Assembly Hall renovation

CHAMPAIGN — With a $160 million price tag looming, University of Illinois students are being asked to support a $25-a-semester fee increase to help pay for renovation of the Assembly Hall.

Institute founder at Unit One next week

URBANA — Antwi Akom, founding director of the Institute for Sustainable Economic, Educational and Environmental Design, will be the Unit One/Allen Hall guest-in-residence from Sunday through Thursday.

Elijah Muhammad descendant to give Malcolm X Lecture at UI

URBANA — Khalil Gibran Muhammad, the great-grandson of Elijah Muhammad and the new director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library, will deliver the annual Malcolm X Lecture at 4 p.m. Monday at the Levis Faculty Center, 919 W. Illinois St., U.

UI crew safely detonates WWII explosive in Catlin

CATLIN — Some residents may have been startled, but no one was injured when the University of Illinois bomb squad detonated what appears to have been some type of World War II explosive on Wednesday night.

Manufacturing lab could boost UI, state

CHICAGO — A public-private manufacturing laboratory that harnesses the University of Illinois' supercomputing power promises to boost manufacturing in the state and it could also better position the university and the state to compete for big federal grants in advanced manufacturing.

UI to show slave-trade documentary tonight on campus

URBANA — The University of Illinois Department of African American Studies will present this evening a provocative documentary that explores the slave trade in the world and in U.S. history.