University of Illinois

University of Illinois

Khan Annex opens at Huff Hall on UI campus

CHAMPAIGN — A $10 million center on healthy aging, public health and accessibility got a thumb's up on its debut from Jean Driscoll, the first eight-time winner of the Boston Marathon.

Campus fund drive aims high

URBANA — Fresh off faculty pay raises, and with no furloughs in sight, the state's largest employee charity drive has again set a $1.4 million goal after falling short in tough times last year.

The eight-week Campus Charitable Fund Drive at the University of Illinois' Urbana campus kicked off Monday and runs through Nov. 11.

Campus drive results from last year

Charities funded by the Campus Charitable Fund Drive last year, and the amounts they received:

American Cancer Society: $78,680

America's Charities: $61,866

Black United Fund of Illinois: $14,503

Community Health Charities: $66,952

Community Shares of Illinois: $95,112

Earth Share of Illinois: $68,041

Global Impact: $88,743

UI releases revised info on law school students

URBANA — The University of Illinois today posted corrected average grades and test scores from its entering law school class, even as it continues a probe into the publication of inflated data on its website last month.

UI faculty named University Scholars

URBANA — Six Urbana campus faculty members have been recognized as University Scholars. The program recognizes excellence while helping to identify and retain the university's most talented teachers, scholars and researchers.

UI moves up 2 places in U.S. News' rankings

URBANA — The University of Illinois improved two spots in the newest college rankings from U.S. News & World Report released today.

The magazine's website shows the UI's Urbana campus in a five-way tie for 45th, up from 47th last year, along with Penn State, the University of California-Irvine, University of Texas-Austin and Yeshiva University.

Proposed UI email policy put on hold

URBANA — A policy governing emails and other electronic communication at the University of Illinois has been put on hold after educational groups raised free-speech concerns about it.

The campus senate was scheduled to discuss the policy Monday afternoon, but the item was pulled from the agenda.

Assistant dean at UI law school put on leave

URBANA — An administrator who was a bit player in the "Category I" scandal is now on leave after an apparent problem with reporting admissions data from the University of Illinois' law school.

Paul Pless, assistant dean for admissions in the law school, has not returned a call from The News-Gazette.

UI withdraws inaccurate info about incoming law school class

URBANA — The University of Illinois posted inaccurate data about the grades and test scores of this semester's incoming first-year law school class on its website, but has now removed that data and put an administrator on leave.

Champaign police seek suspect in campus-area mugging

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign police are looking for a man who mugged and robbed a woman in the campus area early Saturday.