University of Illinois
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.