Catholic group halted grant over Y's refusal to quit coalition that spoke in favor of allowing same-sex marriage
CHAMPAIGN — After losing a much-needed grant from a Catholic organization, the University YMCA plans to launch a campaign to raise money so it can continue its work on behalf of the local immigrant community.
URBANA — The state on Thursday released nearly $1.6 million for several construction projects on the University of Illinois campus.
The projects include replacing and repairing windows in the main library and updating heating and air conditioning systems in the College of Law building and Everitt Lab, home to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
DEWEY — Farmers adjusting to the lowest corn prices in three years can expect more of the same next year, a University of Illinois agricultural economist said Wednesday.
Darrel Good, professor emeritus in the UI Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, said corn prices could dip well below $4.50 a bushel in 2014.
SPRINGFIELD — A bill that cleared an Illinois Senate committee Wednesday evening includes more than $1 million to maintain the University of Illinois' School of Labor and Employment Relations this fiscal year — even though no one has proposed closing it.
Full board to discuss it at meeting later this month; some faculty say process too quick
URBANA — Three years after approving a reorganization of the University of Illinois health enterprise, trustees are poised to consider an organizational overhaul of its hospital, clinics and medical colleges.
URBANA — A George Mason University professor will deliver a lecture on climate change later this month on the University of Illinois campus.
CHAMPAIGN — Even before Rehema Barber started her new job Oct. 1 as visiting coordinator of Figure One, she was contacting members of the arts community here.
One was Kelly White, executive director of 40 North 88 West, the Champaign County arts council.
White was impressed.
CHAMPAIGN — Throughout the decades, several different committees, offices and centers at the University of Illinois have launched with intentions of greening the campus and bettering the environment — and many have come and gone.
Bad news first: Research by Daniel Raudabaugh, a graduate student in the University of Illinois Department of Plant Biology, has confirmed disturbing facts about the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats that hibernate in caves and mines.
URBANA — Illini Student Musicals will present "The Wedding Singer" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Lincoln Hall Theatre, 702 S. Wright St.
"The Wedding Singer" features music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Chad Beguelin and is based on a book by Beguelin and Tim Herlihy that was inspired by the 1998 film "The Wedding Singer."
The theater group gave this synopsis: