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Sisters make final trip to sorority that's closing its doors

CHAMPAIGN – For 12 years running, the women of Phi Mu (circa 1970) have gathered to relive their glory days at the University of Illinois.

Ecologist's brainchild produces two tons of veggies

Marty Williams' garden produced a ton of food this year. Actually, it was more like two tons.

And he donated it all to community organizations.

UI homecoming parade route same as last year

CHAMPAIGN — Organizers say this year’s University of Illinois homecoming parade will use the same route as a year ago.

The parade is scheduled for 6 to 7 p.m. Friday on the UI campus.

Featured speaker announced for sustainability symposium

CHAMPAIGN – An author and consultant on innovation, excellence and sustainability will be the featured speaker for a sustainability symposium in Champaign next week.

UI Senate talks on hiring policy for adjuncts to start 'soon'

The campus senate will begin talks "very soon" on developing hiring policies for adjunct professors and other non-tenure-track instructors at the University of Illinois, a faculty leader said.

UI's Hogan: Restructuring not intended to make campuses all the same

CHAMPAIGN – In his first meeting with the faculty senate about a proposal to restructure university administration, University of Illinois President Michael Hogan said the changes would reduce redundancies and costs, not create "homogenization" at the university.

UI committee: Dismissed professor, others lack due-process protection

URBANA – A University of Illinois faculty committee investigating the dismissal of adjunct professor Kenneth Howell says he lacked essential academic due-process protections, a situation faced by hundreds of other non-tenure-track instructors at the UI.

Training of service dogs called first on college campus

CHAMPAIGN – As Bridget Evans heads from class to class at the University of Illinois, her constant companion is a fuzzy 11-year-old black Labrador retriever named Coal.

New veterinary curriculum puts UI students in real-world environment sooner

URBANA – On the first day of veterinary school, University of Illinois students get their blue coats. The next day they're in the clinics.

First-year students don't actually operate on animals, of course, but the students are part of the process, learning not only about canine, feline and equine behavior, but human as well.

Chief's 'Next Dance' is back on

CHAMPAIGN – The on-again, off-again "Next Dance" honoring Chief Illiniwek is on again, still scheduled for Oct. 23.

The dance will be at 6 p.m. in the Assembly Hall, following the homecoming football game against Indiana, said Roger Huddleston of Mahomet.