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List of finalists for UI provost to be made public this week

URBANA — The search is wrapping up for a new University of Illinois provost, the top academic post on campus, with a list of finalists expected to be made public this week.

UI Chancellor Robert Jones said Monday the search committee headed by UI law school Dean Vikram Amar will be releasing "in the next few days" the names of candidates who will come to campus for interviews.

Top of the Morning, Aug. 29, 2017

Amazingly, the photo at right took less than 10 minutes Saturday to pull off (click on it to see a slightly larger version).

"They're engineering students," said photographer and commercial drone operator DARRELL HOEMANN. "They take directions."

NEW: Judge 'will be very reluctant to grant a continuance' in Christensen case beyond Feb. 27

URBANA — Brendt Christensen’s federal kidnapping trial has been rescheduled for Feb. 27 — more than five months later than the original date.

During a pretrial hearing Monday afternoon at the federal courthouse in Urbana, U.S. District Court Judge Colin Bruce granted Christensen’s attorneys’ request for a continuance, as expected.

Whitman explains 'war chant' decision in open letter

CHAMPAIGN — University of Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman released an open letter Monday afternoon defending the decision to end the "war chant" at all athletic events.

UI students were first informed of the decision at Thursday’s Illini soccer match, when an athletics official told a group who were playing it to stop.

The full text of the letter is below.

Biss joins in for energy of Quad Day

URBANA — Daniel Biss, the college math professor turned gubernatorial candidate, couldn't think of a better place to celebrate his 40th birthday than in the center of campus at the state's flagship university.

Top of the Morning, Aug. 28, 2017

Last week was particularly busy in Champaign-Urbana, starting with a rare eclipse and ending with the 43rd annual Urbana Sweetcorn Festival.

Dance, film to meet at Flatlands festival at Spurlock Museum

URBANA — The Flatlands Dance Film Festival, featuring a feature-length film and an evening of shorts in competition, will be at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., U.

C-U parties doing a better job keeping it down over last five years

CHAMPAIGN — As students return to campus, so do the parties that generate thousands of noise complaints each year.

Since 2012, local police have responded to 17,432 noise complaints in Champaign, Urbana and Savoy. That's about eight-and-a-half a day.

Ask 'Mimi,' Aug. 27, 2017

Has UI dance Professor Cynthia Oliver been promoted?

Yes, she's been named associate vice chancellor for research in the humanities, arts and related fields, succeeding the late Nancy Abelmann in that position.