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University of Illinois

Entertainment listings, Dec. 29, 2016-Jan. 5, 2017

SPECIAL EVENTS

This weekend

CANDLESTICK LANE HOLIDAY LIGHTS DISPLAY

What: The 53rd annual Urbana Christmas tradition of the neighbors living on Grant Place decorating their homes for Christmas as a group. Drive cautiously and turn off headlights.

When: Every evening from 5 to 10 p.m. through New Year's Day.

UI grad among last class of Obama White House interns

Jaylin McClinton arrived in Washington for his White House internship just in time for the momentous 2016 presidential election.

Tom's #Mailbag, Dec. 23, 2016

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A little bit of local history and a lot more about restaurants in this week’s holiday edition of the mailbag.

UI: 2 percent pay raise for faculty, staff

URBANA — Faculty and staff at the University of Illinois will get a 2 percent mid-year pay raise that takes effect in February, the UI announced Friday.

In a mass email to the campuses, President Tim Killeen said the “modest” salary program will be reflected in the March payroll.

UPDATED: Former UI chancellor leaving Feb. 15 for Colorado biotech job

URBANA — Former University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise, a biomedical researcher who spearheaded a new UI medical school before resigning under pressure, is leaving Champaign-Urbana to lead a new biotechnology project in Colorado.

New UI dean: 'We have a bright future'

CHAMPAIGN — A University of Illinois associate dean has been tapped to succeed Barbara Wilson as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the biggest and most academically diverse college on campus.

Entertainment listings, Dec. 22-29, 2016

SPECIAL EVENTS

This weekend

CANDLESTICK LANE HOLIDAY LIGHTS DISPLAY

What: The 53rd annual Urbana Christmas tradition of the neighbors living on Grant Place decorating their homes for Christmas as a group. Drive cautiously and turn off headlights.

When: Every evening from 5 to 10 p.m. through New Year's Day.

UI trustee panel OKs extension for med-school consultant

URBANA — University of Illinois officials on Tuesday approved the extension of a $1.3 million consulting contract for the new Carle Illinois College of Medicine and a $500,000 land purchase to expand the UI's regional medical campus in Peoria.

UI trustees to vote on $1.33M contract for med-school consultant

URBANA — Carle Health System and the University of Illinois are poised to pay a consultant more than $1.3 million to help get their new medical school off the ground.

UI trustees today will vote on a proposal for a $1.33 million contract with PriceWaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services of Boston to help win official accreditation for the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

Presidential transition glance: Speaking of speeches

On Mondays between now and Inauguration Day, we’ll spotlight storylines leading up to Donald Trump’s swearing in as the 45th president. Today: A trip down Memory Lane

With a few exceptions, presidential inaugurations aren’t often especially memorable.