University of Illinois
URBANA — University of Illinois President Tim Killeen will receive a performance bonus this year, but the exact amount won’t be finalized by UI trustees until Thursday.
Killeen earns $600,000 annually, with the possibility of up to $100,000 in annual performance incentives based on predetermined goals set by the board.
URBANA — A year ago, with a foothold in China, the University of Illinois was gearing up to open an office in India to strengthen business and academic relationships there.
Then the state budget crisis hit and the effort was put on hold, though the UI still pays a representative there.
CHAMPAIGN — For a change, Terry Schamber of Sadorus didn't have to worry about setting up an elaborate tailgate before the Illini's football opener.
Grange Grove took care of that, with Schamber enjoying a Blue Moon while the Marching Illini played of the steps of Memorial Stadium early Saturday afternoon.
Picking up where we left off last week, with Lovie Smith's debut in the books and Chancellor Robert Jones' less than a month away, we asked 10 folks with UI ties to tell us about one of their Illini firsts.
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Newly named dean, Carle Illinois College of Medicine
One area the University of Illinois' flagship campus isn't looking to expand is international enrollment, a perennial sore spot with Illinois legislators.
But the Urbana campus may want to diversify it, says Charles Tucker, vice provost for undergraduate education and innovation.
URBANA — With record-setting enrollment expected this year, the University of Illinois may be looking to expand even more.
Provosts at the UI's three campuses have drafted plans to beef up enrollment, possibly to the target of 100,000 students floated by President Tim Killeen a year ago.
But a good chunk of it could be online.
Hundreds of extra orange-clad fans will file into Urbana's football stadium tonight for the Tigers' home opener against Centennial, and they'll be loud. In fact, they'll be many decibels louder than the noisiest fans in attendance.
URBANA — President Tim Killeen says he is optimistic the University of Illinois will be able to grant "modest" midyear raises for faculty and staff members in a few months, even without additional state funding.
CHAMPAIGN — With a new dean on board, the Carle Illinois College of Medicine can now turn its attention to completing the medical school's curriculum, winning accreditation and hiring faculty.