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UI prof to discuss development of Holocaust work

URBANA — Christopher Benson will speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Tryon Festival Theater foyer at Krannert Center about a new play he is writing.

Critics: Fire Wise over diversity shortfall

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CHAMPAIGN — Prompted by shrinking numbers of black students at the University of Illinois, some community activists are calling on trustees not to renew Chancellor Phyllis Wise's contract.

Appointees to UI board of trustees speak out

A woman chosen to be on the University of Illinois Board of Trustees said while it's important for her to gather all the information she can before commenting too much, she said the proposed funding cut to the university is disappointing.

Updated: UI asks judge to dismiss Salaita's federal suit

URBANA — The University of Illinois has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Steven Salaita, arguing the controversial professor's claim to a job at the UI is unsubstantiated.

Stepping up

URBANA — University of Illinois alumna Catherine Hamilton sang and danced in the recent Metropolitan Opera of New York's "The Merry Widow," starring Nathan Gunn and Renee Fleming.

Hamilton, though, didn't realize Gunn hailed from her alma mater until a cast dinner. It was then that Fleming, a world-famous opera star, told her the world-famous baritone is a voice professor at Illinois.

Rauner budget cuts could mean $10 million hit for MTD

CHAMPAIGN — Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget cuts could mean the loss of as much as $10 million to the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, MTD Managing Director Karl Gnadt said Wednesday.

That would amount to an overall 25 percent cut, he said.

Lyric Theatre's Merry Widow

Images from rehearsals of Merry Widow in the Tryon Festival Theatre at Krannert Center. Music by Franz Lehar, libretto by  Viktor Leon and Leo Stein. Conducted by Raphael Schluesselberg, directed by Stephen Fiol with choreography by Rebecca Nettl-Fiol. Feb. 26-28 at 7:30 pm and Sunday March 1 at 3 pm.

Plan to party? Play it safe

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CHAMPAIGN — Police officers and other community advocates will walk the streets of Campustown today with a message for potential "Unofficial St. Patrick's Day" partiers: Play it safe.

N-G Exclusive: Rauner to appoint 2 Alumni Association board members as UI trustees

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SPRINGFIELD — Two Chicago business executives will join the University of Illinois Board of Trustees next month if their appointments are confirmed by the Illinois Senate.

Environmental Almanac: Real-life female stars in entomology

Depictions of female entomologists in film will be the focus of the 32nd Insect Fear Film Festival, which will take place Saturday at the University of Illinois.