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Jim Dey: Salaita controversy not slowing down

With the philosophers, the Indians and the Asians putting University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise in the crosshairs, she could use some help.

On Sunday, Wise, under fire from some academics for vetoing the hiring of a controversial professor, got it.

Salaita backlash putting UI in bad light

URBANA — Wanted: world-class scholar for state flagship university: home to Nobel Prize winners, patent-generating professors, an international student body and a fiery contretemps that has included academic boycotts and votes of no confidence in university leaders.

'We're not the no-smoking police'

A reminder to football fans who smoke: Lighting up at Illini tailgates is no longer allowed. Technically.

Researchers hope to give condiments a health boost

URBANA — Spices and condiments may be capable of doing more than beefing up the flavor of foods.

Researchers are working on fortifying some of these commonly used products, such as soy sauce and curry powder, to help make up vitamin and mineral deficiencies in developing countries around the world.

Another department votes no confidence in UI trustees, Wise

URBANA — Another department has added its name to the list of units casting votes of no confidence in University of Illinois leaders following the decision to not hire professor Steven Salaita.

Learning some street smarts

Back-to-school time means area police have to haul out their own textbook for educating bicyclists who disregard the rules of the road: a pad of traffic tickets.

Faced with the sting of a three-figure fine in both Champaign and Urbana, bicyclists usually need only one ticket to complete that education.

Sewer work could hit park on campus

CHAMPAIGN — A portion of a park on the University of Illinois campus could be temporarily dug up for the construction of a force main for a planned upgrade of sanitary-sewer facilities in the area.

Philosophy department weighs in: No confidence

URBANA — Another University of Illinois academic department has approved a vote of no confidence in university leaders in wake of the decision to not hire controversial professor Steven Salaita.

Are you ready for some football?

That first football game of the year, after months of football drought, will probably end up getting soaked (in our continuing 40 days of rain).

Air Bus given another year

CHAMPAIGN — Air Bus service between the University of Illinois campus and Willard Airport will continue for another year, but in a stripped-down version.

The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District board Wednesday unanimously approved a revised agreement covering the service.