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Female engineer statue coming to campus

URBANA — Move over, Mars. Venus is on the way.

A life-size statue representing a female engineer will be installed on the University of Illinois engineering campus, courtesy of Texas Instruments.

UI officials: Tuition off table for now, but plenty of cuts are possible

SPRINGFIELD — A tuition increase is off the table this year but just about everything else is on it at the University of Illinois if big budget cuts are enacted, top UI officials told lawmakers Thursday.

Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget calls for a 31.5 percent, or $209 million, reduction at the UI for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

'Not a good basketball year anywhere' at UI, Easter tells snide legislators

SPRINGFIELD — In hearings before the House and Senate appropriations committees Thursday, outgoing University of Illinois President Robert Easter had to tolerate snide remarks about the UI’s lack of success in basketball this season — particularly since he followed Illinois State President Larry Dietz.

UI names commencement speaker

Five things to know about Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President/CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, who, we learned Thursday, will deliver the University of Illinois commencement speech on May 16 at Memorial Stadium:

Amended tuition-waiver bill passes out of committee; more changes possible

SPRINGFIELD — An amended bill to phase out the 50 percent tuition waivers that go to the children of public university employees in Illinois passed a House committee Wednesday.

But the sponsor of HB 403, Marengo Democratic Rep. Jack Franks, said that more amendments may be coming.

Still, Franks said he hopes to pass his legislation this spring.

Med school's driving force: Phyllis Wise

URBANA — Amid the congratulatory handshakes and hugs that followed approval of new Carle-Illinois College of Medicine, University of Illinois Trustee Tim Koritz walked up to Chancellor Phyllis Wise.

This would never have happened, he said, without your tenacity.

Anita Hill blames Salaita lawsuit, 'polarity' for not speaking at UI

URBANA — A second high-profile speaker in as many weeks has backed out of a planned visit to the University of Illinois over the Steven Salaita saga.

The latest: Anita Hill, who was booked to give the keynote address at the Faculty Women of Color in the Academy's third national conference, set for April 10-11, as well as deliver a lecture at the UI.

Illini comeback against Arizona, March 26, 2005

Illini comeback against Arizona, March 26, 2005: Play now!

Starting with Deron Williams' three in regulation, here's the radio call of Illinois' comeback against Arizona on March 26, 2005.

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Osher institute moves to M2

CHAMPAIGN — The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will move to downtown Champaign this summer after eight years on campus.

It's official: Campus gets first new college in 60 years

URBANA — After a year of study, the first new college at the University of Illinois' flagship campus in almost 60 years is now official.

And the new Carle-Illinois College of Medicine already has its own website — medicine.illinois.edu — and slogan, "New College. New Medicine."