University of Illinois

University of Illinois

After 10 years of renovations, Phi Kappa Psi house a sight to see

CHAMPAIGN — How up to date is the new Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house on the University of Illinois campus? Well, according to chapter adviser Todd Salen, the renovated digs should provide a firm foundation for the next 100 years.

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She's not trying to fix border, just helping out

URBANA — Cristina Lucio knows what she doesn't like about U.S. border policy, but she doesn't think it's her job to fix it.

UI provost: Budget hole too big for just cuts

URBANA — The numbers are big: $70 million in budget cuts and a $190 million hole left to fill.

That's too much for the University of Illinois' flagship campus to absorb by slashing spending alone, interim Provost Ed Feser says.

UI sex-assault survey: 1 in 7 female respondents said they were raped

URBANA — One in seven women who responded to a recent University of Illinois survey on sexual assault reported being raped during their time on campus — usually by someone they knew — and 30 percent experienced some kind of unwanted sexual contact.

'This is my community'

SAVOY — When Namsoo Hyong first came to the United States from Korea in 1980, it was to study martial arts under his brother.

A Korean government scholarship recipient, Nam Kwon Hyong had arrived at the University of Illinois in 1969 and started the HMD Academy of Tae Kwon Do a year later.

UI Academic Senate approves 4-year M.D. curriculum for med school

URBANA — A degree program for doctors trained at the new Carle Illinois College of Medicine won unanimous approval from the University of Illinois campus senate on Monday, despite some questions about finances and the breadth of the new curriculum.

Those Who Served: New chairman of UI's Army officer program knows how to adapt

CHAMPAIGN — Lt. Col. Randall Smith has learned to move fast. He was pulled out of embattled Kosovo in 2001 to move on to Afghanistan in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, then to war in Iraq after only a few days at home.

He flew Chinook helicopters and commanded crews after becoming an officer in 1997.

Wired In: Paul Couston

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference maker. This week, PAUL COUSTON, 19, who's working on green energy projects. He's a sophomore in industrial engineering, but also planning to get a dual degree in innovation leadership and engineering entrepreneurship. Couston is in the first cohort of the new program.

Getting Personal: Adam Bleakney

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, Illinois coach Adam Bleakney, 41, of Savoy, chats with The News-Gazette's Paul Wood. Bleakney's team is in Rio for the 2016 Paralympic Games.

Who are some of the standouts?