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Ewald named interim president of UI Foundation

URBANA — The University of Illinois Foundation has chosen a senior administrator to serve as the interim president.

Edward Ewald, senior vice president for development, will be the interim president as of Oct. 18.

The UI Foundation's Board of Directors made the announcement Monday.

Go figure: A numerical look at local headlines

Go figure: A numerical look at local headlines

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Quotes from faculty meeting

Selected quotes from Monday's annual faculty meeting:

Faculty meeting brings more airing of grievances at UI

URBANA — Despite calls for unity, University of Illinois faculty still appear divided — some of them angry and fearful — in the wake of the administration's decision to reject American Indian Studies professor Steven Salaita last month.

Melissa Merli: Dean worried about threats to the arts

The performance, visual and design disciplines in public universities are fighting for their survival — and they will lose if they don't change their tactics.

So says Edward Feser, dean of the University of Illinois College of Fine and Applied Arts, who gave a talk earlier this month to the Krannert Art Museum Council at its 50th anniversary luncheon.

'Prescription for disaster'

URBANA — In the fall of 1968, 565 students arrived on the University of Illinois campus as part of Project 500, an initiative to boost enrollment of African-Americans at the state's flagship university.

UI colleagues praise LED pioneer

CHAMPAIGN — He wasn't there in person, but Nick Holonyak Jr. was a featured star at the dedication of the new University of Illinois Electrical and Computer Engineering building on Friday.

Uni High facing unexpected $1 million-plus deficit after accounting error

URBANA — University Laboratory High School in Urbana is facing a $1 million-plus deficit, blamed on an accounting error that charged salaries to a defunct account for several years.

UI, Mayo Clinic get $9.34 million from National Institutes of Health

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois and Mayo Clinic have been awarded $9.34 million to develop a new tool to help doctors and biologists better analyze gene-based data.

Top of the morning, Oct. 10, 2014

Weekend Media Guide

Wonder if viewer interest in Illinois football is waning? There is proof, courtesy of the nice folks at ESPN.

The Illinois-Purdue game Saturday on ESPN2 averaged 585,000 viewers. That is a significant dip from the 884,000 viewers ESPN2 averages for 11 a.m. kickoffs on Saturdays.