University of Illinois

University of Illinois

Committee wants more input on admissions

URBANA – A University of Illinois committee is seeking stricter controls over the admissions process.

The Senate Executive Committee, which includes administrators, faculty and students, approved revised recommendations Monday by voice vote. There was no discussion.

California rock comes to UI Research Park on Friday

CHAMPAIGN – Some California dreamin' will likely be happenin' at the Hot Buttered Rum concert on Friday evening at the University of Illinois Research Park.

People expecting to hear Hot Buttered Rum – all five members live in California – play "progressive" or "high-altitude" bluegrass might be surprised.

Newcomers unfazed by UI's campus crisis

CHAMPAIGN – A summer of controversy about the University of Illinois' admissions system didn't dampen any spirits at the new student convocation Friday.

On a cool, blustery summer day, about 7,200 students gathered at the Assembly Hall to hear Chancellor Richard Herman and other UI speakers welcome them to campus.

UI, Wisconsin in tie for 39th best on magazine's list

URBANA – The University of Illinois has once again been recognized as one of the great state schools, along with Big Ten rivals Michigan and Wisconsin.

UI searching for new Native American House director

URBANA – The University of Illinois is looking for a new director for its Native American House.

No one's leaving, says Robert Warrior, who has headed both the house and the Native American Studies program.

Women's fraternity house makes national historic list

URBANA – The Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity house has become one of the most recent Greek houses at the University of Illinois to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Historic preservation consultant Karen Kummer and a UI graduate student prepared the nomination form for the women's fraternity at 1106 S. Lincoln Ave., U.

Four more University of Illinois trustees step down

URBANA – Four more University of Illinois trustees said they will resign in the ongoing fallout from an admissions scandal.

Novak enjoyed coming back to UI campus

Robert Novak never missed a chance to come back to his alma mater, whether it was for an Illini basketball game, alumni award or to meet personally with English students.

UI establishing Web-based appeals for admissions

URBANA – A Web-based appeals process for Urbana campus admissions will go online this fall at the University of Illinois, Chancellor Richard Herman said today.

"At the end of the day, we want a model which can be used nationally, so when people think about improving admissions, they'll think of Illinois," said Herman, who was at the State Fair with Gov. Pat Quinn.

UI trustee Dorris offers resignation, expects others to follow

URBANA — A University of Illinois trustee said Tuesday he’s offering his resignation, and expects “to break the logjam” of other holdouts on the nine-member board.