University of Illinois

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UPDATE: Deal reached to move Burnham Mansion

UPDATE, 4:51 p.m.:

CHAMPAIGN — Unit 4 school board President Chris Kloeppel said he understands that a $10 purchase price for Burnham Mansion may be tough for taxpayers to swallow, but at the end of the day, the district is staying true to its Central High School expansion plans.

John Frayne | 'Gathering' celebrates UI's 150th in style

On Saturday, April 21, a gala concert entitled "Gathering" was given in Krannert Center's Foellinger Great Hall to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the University of Illinois. This concert displayed the talents of the UI Chamber Singers, conducted by Andrew Megill, and the UI Wind Symphony, conducted by Stephen Peterson.

UI Dance's 50th a celebration worth kicking your heels up for

URBANA — "Dancing 50: Moving Forward/Looking Back" offers a full schedule of performances to mark a half century of performance and choreography at the University of Illinois.

In 1969, the Department of Dance officially became a part of the College of Fine and Applied Arts, moving into Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

A golden find: Isaac Newton's famed alchemy text joins UI collection

Isaac Newton did a lot. He invented calculus, formulated the laws of motion and gravity and is a scientist key to the Enlightenment and the scientific revolution.

But some may not know that Newton was as enthralled by alchemy as his scientist predecessors, and like them sought to achieve the impossible: make a philosopher's stone.

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UI's first Diverse Business Opportunity Fair set May 18

CHAMPAIGN — A first-ever campus business fair designed to expand opportunities for companies owned by minorities, women, veterans and people with disabilities is scheduled for later this month at the University of Illinois.

Suggestions, opinions come flooding out at UI's open house on Chief

Offer your opinions with a letter to the editor

URBANA — Create a museum exhibit about Chief Illiniwek.

Choose a mascot to replace the Chief — or don't even consider it.

Support Native American students and programs.

Campus Conversation: Suja Thomas

In her new book with co-author Sandra Sperino, University of Illinois law Professor SUJA THOMAS details case after case of "terrible" workplace discrimination that never reached a jury because federal courts have set such a narrow legal standard for those claims.

UI Senate rejects Rosenstein's Chief resolution, OKs one calling for new protest policies

URBANA — An effort to stop unauthorized Chief Iliniwek appearances at University of Illinois sporting events fell short Monday, but the Academic Senate approved a substitute resolution calling on the campus to revise protest policies at UI athletic facilities.

UI biology students to cap off course by briefing Urbana officials on bills

CHAMPAIGN — As part of their final project, students in UI Professor Alexandra Harmon-Threatt's Conservation Biology course will be briefing Urbana Mayor Diane Marlin and the city council Tuesday morning about 12 bills currently in the state assembly.