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Barry Houser staying with Marching Illini

The director of the University of Illinois Marching Illini has decided to withdraw his name from consideration for the same position at Ohio State.

Difanis sets June hearing for Salaita FOIA case

URBANA — A Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed against the University of Illinois by controversial professor Steven Salaita won't be resolved until at least June.

2 UI profs awarded Guggenheim fellowships

Two University of Illinois faculty members have won prestigious Guggenheim fellowships for "prior achievement and exceptional promise."

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awarded 2015 fellowships to Wendy K. Tam Cho, a professor of political science and of statistics, and Philip W. Phillips, a professor of physics.

Wise: Faculty hiring plan may be pushed back

URBANA — University of Illinois administrators' ambitious goal — to hire 500 new professors by the year 2020 — may need to be revised, given the state of the state economy.

Marching Illini director: 'No guarantees either way'

Barry Houser, the Director of the Marching Illini, says he still loves the University of Illinois and his students, while he is under consideration for the same position at Ohio State.

Illinois Theatre: Not About Nightingales

Illinois Theatre present Tennessee Williams "Not About Nightingales" in the Studio Theatre of Krannert Center. Directed by Tom Mitchell, the play about prison abuse, opens Thursday, April 9.

UI Senate weighs in on sex-assault cases

URBANA — A measure that's part of an effort to improve how sexual-assault cases are handled on college campuses has generated opposition from students across the country, and the University of Illinois academic senate weighed in Monday.

Marching Illini director seeking same position at Ohio State

The Director of the University of Illinois Marching Illini and Athletic Bands is one of the finalists for the same position at the Ohio State University.

OSU Senior Director of Communications Gary Lewis said Barry Houser, who is also Assistant Band Director at the UI, is on the OSU campus this week participating in the interview process for that school's marching band director.

How do you raise $200 million?

URBANA — In late November, during a whirlwind West Coast trip, Chancellor Phyllis Wise set aside time for dinner at Quince, an upscale San Francisco restaurant.

Among her dinner companions was Dan Peterson, the UI's vice chancellor for institutional advancement, and an unnamed donor. The subject? The Urbana campus' proposed Carle-Illinois College of Medicine.

Ask Mimi, April 5, 2015

What's up with "Food," the movie shot entirely in Champaign County last summer?

It title was changed to "Consumed." Recently, the music score and color correction were finished. The feature remains in final stages of post-production, according to Brett Hays, its line producer and unit production manager.