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Urbana police ticketing bicyclists for riding on downtown sidewalks

URBANA – It may be illegal to ride bikes on sidewalks in areas of Champaign or the University of Illinois campus, but violators in downtown Urbana face the possibility of a $100 ticket.

Deputy Police Chief Pat Connolly said there have been concerns for years about people riding bikes on sidewalks and the city posted signs with warnings that bikes are banned on sidewalks.

New dean for College of Media aims to define structure in time of change

URBANA – The new interim dean of the University of Illinois College of Media says her challenge will be to define a sustainable structure for the college at a time of tumultuous change on and off campus.

Around the Big Ten: Wisconsin hiring of governor's aide criticized by attorney general

News from the home cities and states of the Big Ten universities:

WISCONSIN: Hiring by university criticized

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The appointment of Gov. Jim Doyle's top aide as a senior vice president in the University of Wisconsin System appears to have violated its hiring policy, the attorney general said this week.

Instructor of Catholicism at UI claims loss of job violates academic freedom

URBANA – An adjunct professor who taught courses on Catholicism at the University of Illinois has lost his teaching job there, and he claims it is a violation of his academic freedom.

E-mail that prompted complaint over UI religion class instructor

From: Kenneth J. Howell

Date: Tue, May 4, 2010 at 9:45 PM

Subject: Utilitarianism and Sexuality (for those in 447 FYI)

Dear Students:

UI advertising professor to head College of Media for two years

URBANA — An advertising professor will be interim dean of the University of Illinois College of Media for the next two years.

Quinn signs legislation on early voting; controversy continues

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a controversial bill aimed at increasing voting on Illinois' public university campuses this fall, but that won't end the controversy.

Champaign County Board members will have to decide in August, County Clerk Mark Shelden said Monday, how much they are willing to spend on the program he says the county cannot afford.

Program aims to teach teachers to develop their writing

Small groups of writers spent Friday morning walking all over the University of Illinois campus, seeking inspiration from the different settings they visited.

Around the Big Ten: Wisconsin smoking ban takes effect

News from the home cities and states of the Big Ten:

WISCONSIN: State's indoor smoking ban starts Monday

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Smoke 'em if you got 'em.

Just be prepared to do it outside.