University of Illinois

University of Illinois

UI's Whitman: 'We need a rabid and engaged fan base'

CHAMPAIGN — Josh Whitman sparked a fire in the Illinois fan base during his introductory press conference with the phrase "We will win."

It became a Twitter hashtag. A T-shirt line. Popular right up there with I-L-L followed by an I-N-I.

New UI chancellor supports mascot search

The plan to find a new mascot for the University of Illinois will move forward under the Urbana campus' new chancellor.

Student body vice president Alex Villanueva and university spokesperson Robin Kaler said Wednesday that incoming chancellor Robert Jones met with student leaders last month and indicated his approval for a committee to determine a new mascot.

UI names Bronze Tablet recipients

The University of Illinois has announced the Bronze Tablet recipients for the recently concluded academic year.

No-raise reaction: 'Quite frustrating'

URBANA — For the second straight year, the University of Illinois will not provide general raises on its three campuses, at least for the time being.

UI President Tim Killeen sent an email to faculty and staff members this week, saying the ongoing budget stalemate in Springfield made it “fiscally imprudent” to fund a salary program for 2016-17.

Killeen: No raises

URBANA — For the second straight year, the University of Illinois will not provide general raises on its three campuses, at least for the time being.

UI President Tim Killeen sent an email to faculty and staff members late Monday, saying the budget stalemate in Springfield made it “fiscally imprudent” to fund a general salary program for 2016-17.

Urbana council OKs agreement for sale of iTV-3

URBANA — The expansion of fiber-optic internet throughout Champaign-Urbana will likely speed up soon after a memorandum of understanding was reached Monday night allowing CountryWide Broadband to buy the stalled iTV-3 Inc.

With new UI chancellor selected, focus turns to provost

URBANA — With a new chancellor on deck, the University of Illinois still has one high-profile "interim" position.

Champaign school board to hear results of facilities phone survey

CHAMPAIGN — Two new trailers were delivered to Champaign Central High School last week to help cushion the effects of overcrowding this fall.

That brings the total number of portable classrooms in the district to 10, with two outside Centennial High School, three at Jefferson Middle School and one each at Barkstall Elementary, South Side Elementary and the former Columbia school.

Getting Personal: Tom Siegel

Getting Personal is a Q&A with a local personality. Today, 53-year-old Tom Siegel of Belleville, main owner of Jarling's Custard Cup in Champaign, chats with The News-Gazette's Paul Wood.

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