University of Illinois
CHAMPAIGN – The University of Illinois Campus Faculty Association will hear from two union leaders Thursday night to discuss unionization and faculty empowerment.
CHAMPAIGN – The Police Training Institute will close by December 2011 because the University of Illinois can no longer afford its $900,000 annual cost.
URBANA – Admissions reforms imposed after the "Category I" scandal at the University of Illinois proved "extremely effective" in eliminating improper influence on admissions decisions, a one-year faculty review has found.
The University of Illinois should address the declining percentage of applicants who accept offers of admission, a number that's dropped steadily for five years, a faculty admissions committee says.
The "yield," as it's known, dropped from about 45 percent in 2007 and 2008 to 41 percent in 2009 and about 38 percent this year, according to UI figures.
URBANA – A large group of faculty and student leaders has sent an open letter to the University of Illinois police chief to complain about a text-message alert after a sexual assault last week.
The university responded by saying that it was responsibly trying to keep its community safe.
The University of Illinois is poised to hire an architect-engineer for the Big Broadband network, a project to bring high-speed Internet services to underserved parts of the community.
CHICAGO – President Michael Hogan's restructuring program for vice presidents and chancellors looks likely to pass at Thursday's meeting of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.
URBANA – Some city council members on Monday night said they were frustrated that a University of Illinois wind turbine project is moving along without consulting city officials or adhering to a new zoning ordinance.