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AAUP plans session at UI on academic freedom

URBANA — The local chapter of the American Association of University Professors will sponsor a workshop on academic freedom early next month on campus.

The "Academic Freedom Policies and Procedures at AAUP and UIUC" event will be from 3-4:30 p.m. on Nov. 4. It will be held in room 407 on the north side of the Illini Union.

UI Labs sets first board of directors

CHICAGO — UI Labs, the public-private research and development organization involving the University of Illinois, established its board of directors this week in Chicago.

An officer and a trailblazer

URBANA — As a teenager growing up in Oak Park in the late '60s, Debbie Read was a sweet, blue-eyed blonde who got good grades, wrote for the school newspaper and smiled a lot.

Not exactly the Most Likely to Join the Military type, her classmates have told her at high school reunions.

Even Read wouldn't have guessed it.

"Absolutely not," she said.

UI Armory turns 100

The University of Illinois celebrates the 100th anniversary of the completion of its historic Armory Building from noon to 3 p.m. today.

Funny, the old thing doesn't look a day over 90.

Some fun facts about the structure:

Unusual design

College honors NASA researcher and UI grad Greenleaf

CHAMPAIGN — It was the mid-1960s, America was enthralled with the space program and NASA researcher John Greenleaf knew men weren't the only ones who would want to be astronauts.

Google's 'Security Princess' a hacker's nightmare

Forget all your stereotypes about computer engineers.

First, Parisa Tabriz is a woman. Not that she makes a big deal about it, but that's still a rarity in the upper echelons of the computer hacking world (the legal kind).

Brothers wielding fake knives banned from campus

URBANA — Two brothers from Urbana have been banned from the University of Illinois campus after their decision to “have fun” resulted in numerous complaints to police about men with knives and caused widespread alarm due to misinformation on social media.

Alma Mater vandalism can be repaired

Just six months after its $360,000 makeover was complete, the Alma Mater has been vandalized.

Someone scratched the eyes and face of two figures on the University of Illnois sculpture at Wright and Green streets.

Going gray for homecoming at UI

Do not adjust your television sets. The Illini will indeed be playing in gray on homecoming.

It's the 90th anniversary of the day Harold "Red" Grange dominated with four TDs in the Memorial Stadium dedication game, Oct. 18, 1924.

Illinois bands corner

Here is what the bands are doing this weekend for the UI homecoming and Alumni Band Weekend celebration:


4:50 p.m.: Marching Illini march-out from the Armory to the MI Practice Field at First and Gregory.