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  • MLK commemoration events schedule announced

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Jolette Law, the coach of the women's basketball team at the University of Illinois, will discuss "Students and Community Engagement: Fulfilling Dr. King's Vision" in a keynote speech Jan. 22 at the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana.

  • Tuskegee Airmen, former New Orleans mayor to take part in MLK events

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -Members of the World War II fighter pilots who became known as The Tuskegee Airmen, and Marc Morial, a former mayor of New Orleans, are scheduled to be on the University of Illinois campus this month to take part in this year's commemoration of the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Jan. 13-26.

  • U.S. immigration policy is the subject of university public forum

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Why is the issue of immigration so contentious in a nation of immigrants? Why do Americans welcome immigrants but also consider them a threat? As Congress considers changes to immigration, what are the policies that make sense?

  • Campus forum to look at public universities' role in educational equity

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Are public research universities still serving the public interest? Are low-income and minority students losing access? What are the consequences as these schools become more selective and competitive?

  • Feedback wanted on redesign of Illinois home page

    By Sharita Forrest, Assistant Editor 217-244-1072;

  • Events to commemorate MLK, Emancipation Proclamation

    Several upcoming programs and events commemorate the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation.

  • On the Job: Bill Cearlock

    Bill Cearlock is assistant manager forthe Illini Union guest rooms.

  • Quality of Illinois dance program growing by leaps and bounds

    Quality of Illinois dance program growing by leaps and bounds

  • Proposed bank tax targets revenge, not reform, economist says

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A proposed $90 billion tax on the nation's largest banks is more about revenge than regulation, a University of Illinois banking expert says.

  • Prison growth in America and link to education to be topic of conference

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The dramatic growth of the prison population in the United States and its connection with education will be the subject of a three-day interdisciplinary conference this week at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Senators debate disclosure policy at Dec. 8 meeting

    Senators debate disclosure policy at Dec. 8 meeting By Sharita Forrest, Assistant Editor 217-244-1072; A proposed amendment allowing university officials to publicize the outcomes of student disciplinary hearings evoked much debate at the Dec. 8 meeting of the Urbana-Champaign Senate. Nicholas Burbules, chair of the conference on conduct governance, presented a proposal to amend Rule 62 of the Campus Code of Policies and Regulations Applying to All Students that said that the "name, code violations and sanction of a student found in violation" of the Code "may be released to the public." Recent amendments to the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act granted universities permission to disclose the final results of disciplinary proceedings involving students who are alleged perpetrators of violent crimes or non-forcible sex offenses if university officials determine that a student's criminal offense also violated university policies. The amendment was crafted by a task force of campus faculty members, students and administrators, which included associate dean of students William Riley. Burbules said they believed that disclosure was a matter of public safety and that it protected the university from potential liability if a previous offender were to re-offend. Moreover, the task force believed that the student disciplinary process might be the only recourse available to victims who decline to pursue prosecution. However, Burbules said that the disciplinary process is not a default mechanism and that often cases subject to criminal proceedings are also heard by student discipline. Several senators stringently objected to the proposal, including Linda Biehl, professor of law, who said the wording was vague and left disclosure open to subjective judgment. Other senators expressed concern that the policy violated due process, that it would stigmatize students and that it established the university as a proxy for law enforcement and the justice system in criminal matters where the university has no jurisdiction. Burbules said that current university statutes cite the criminal offenses named in FERPA as being violations of university policy, and that jurisdiction was not at issue. The amendment only granted university officials the option of publicizing the results of disciplinary proceedings. CCG member Mark Roszkowski, professor of business administration, spoke against the amendment at the meeting and in a memorandum to Chancellor Nancy Cantor that was distributed to the Senate. Roszkowski challenged the task force's rationale that disclosure was a matter of public safety and said he failed to see how disclosure would afford any protection to other students. In addition, Roszkowski said that reporting a violator's name under Section 951 of FERPA would tie the offender's name to the federal criminal code, thereby criminalizing the disciplinary proceedings. Disclosure would be viewed by the violator and the public as a punitive sanction and would violate the rights of criminal defendants. Roszkowski also expressed concern that publicizing students' names and alleged offenses would undermine the educational value of the disciplinary process by encouraging students to deny wrongdoing in an attempt to circumvent the disciplinary process and public scrutiny. "I think the proponents of this proposal seriously underestimate the criminal character of this sanction," Roszkowski said. "This proposal is a bad idea. It's bad for victims. It's bad for the accused. It's bad for the disciplinary system because it destroys the integrity of the system." Cantor volunteered to meet with CCG to address the concerns raised by senators before rendering a decision on the amendment. In other business:

  • Assaults decline, robberies increase in U. of I. reporting district

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Aggravated assaults and batteries and criminal sexual assaults decreased while robberies and other sex offenses increased slightly in the University of Illinois reporting district during the Sept. 1, 2003 - Dec. 31, 2003, reporting period, according to statistics released this week by the University of Illinois Division of Public Safety.

  • UI joins University Affiliates program of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has joined the University Affiliates program instituted by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The program involves 40 U.S. academic institutions whose purpose is to help support and develop the academys research, particularly through its new Visiting Scholars Center.

  • Photographs, video installation and sculpture to open at I space Feb. 7

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Photographs reflecting an architecture professor's field work in China, and a site-specific video installation and sculpture will be on view next month at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • U. of I. librarian launches comprehensive Web database of field guides

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Journeying to Johannesburg to survey bat colonies? To Kenya to count monkeys? To Tasmania to track devils Down Under? What about Roman ruins in Britain? Snowflakes in North America?

  • U. of I. Flash Economic Index now at highest level in eight years

    The University of Illinois Flash Index surged ahead in January, rising to 107.1 from its 106.6 reading in December.

  • Fewer crimes against people reported during fall '99 semester

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Although fewer crimes against people occurred on the University of Illinois campus during the fall 1999 semester, police officials still are concerned about the numbers of aggravated assaults and batteries and robberies that put students in harm's way.

  • 2005 was warm, dry year

    2005 was warm, dry year

  • On the Job: Joe Barron

    Joe Barron has been manager of the research farms for animal sciences since 1990.

  • Illinois Flash Index up slightly in January

    The Illinois economy began the first month of 2003 with a slight uptick in activity.

  • Trustees review proposed revisions to campus Master Plan

    Trustees review proposed revisions to campus Master Plan By Sabryna Cornish, UIC News Bureau

  • Children's Book Center annual sale takes place Feb. 21-23 at Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Center for Children's Books' fourth annual Book Sale will run from Feb. 21 to 23 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Town Hall meetings held to discuss budget concerns

  • Scholars to meet at Illinois to discuss criminal trafficking and slavery

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Scholars from throughout the United States will assemble at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Feb. 23-25 to address this year's Joint Area Centers Symposium on "Criminal Trafficking and Slavery: The Dark Side of Regional and Global Migration."

  • Center for Children's Books announces 2008 Gryphon winners

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - "Billy Tartle in Say Cheese!" has won the 2008 Gryphon Award for Children's Literature. The book for readers ages 4 to 8 was written and illustrated by Michael Townsend, and is his debut as a children's author.

  • Scholars to discuss 'Russia After Yeltsin' in symposium March 4

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Scholars and other experts on Russia will meet at the University of Illinois next month to do some collective prognosticating on what results of that nation's March 26 presidential elections may hold in store for the Russian people and the world.

  • UI physicist on symposium panel in Chicago for "Copenhagen" premiere

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. An emeritus professor of physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who worked on the Manhattan Project will be a panelist at a free symposium for the premiere of the play "Copenhagen" in Chicago.

  • Carr Authors Series to feature honored writers across genres

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Five prize-winning writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry will read from their works this semester at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Deal ending writers strike scores rare victory for unions, expert says

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A deal that ended a three-month strike by Hollywood writers also scored a rare victory for unions by giving workers a financial stake in new technology, a University of Illinois labor expert says.

  • Robberies, aggravated assaults declined significantly last semester on campus

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The incidence of robberies and aggravated assaults and batteries declined significantly during the period Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, 2001, in the University of Illinois district, according to the latest crime statistics released by the UI police department.

  • Proposed changes to Social Security to be topic of free, public forum at Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Changes to Social Security being proposed by President Bush will be the topic of a forum on Feb. 23 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, featuring a former Clinton administration economist, along with Illinois professors of finance, law and history.

  • ''Practical Planning' to be focus of yearly institute program at Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill.-- Extension specialists from Iowa State University will be coming to the 2006 Planning Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign March 2-3 with a couple of rather large props in tow.

  • Toy collection (2006)

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  • Herman releases five-year Strategic Plan for Urbana campus

    Establish the UI as the premier public university recognized for comprehensive excellence.

  • Grant to provide for assessment of seven university libraries in Africa

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - International library experts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been awarded a grant that will allow them to work with seven African university libraries.

  • Stanford professor to give Kinley lecture March 7

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Thomas J. Sargent, a professor of economics at Stanford University, will deliver the David Kinley Lecture in Economics at the University of Illinois March 7 (Thursday).

  • 'Planning Matters' institute set for March 7-8

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. "Thinking Outside the Box" is the title of the keynote talk at a two-day planning and zoning institute at the University of Illinois, but the featured speaker wont be the only one promoting innovative approaches to planning, according to organizers.

  • Senate resolution encourages trustees to retire Chief

    The recently announced resignations of UI President James J. Stukel and Urbana Chancellor Nancy Cantor prompted several resolutions that were passed by the Urbana-Champaign Senate at its Feb. 16 meeting.

  • New source of horror at the Insect Fear Festival: female entomologists

    Champaign campus. The evening will begin with activities for children, including face painting, the Beckman Institute's Bugscope, and an insect petting zoo. Opening remarks will begin at 7 p.m., followed by two family-friendly animated shorts from the (2006-08) Disney Kids TV series "Growing Up Creepie," which follows the adventures of a human girl who was raised by insects.

  • Campus, cities prepare for 'Unofficial' event

    University officials and police are working with Champaign Police and Champaign officials to keep a lid on this year's Unofficial St. Patrick's Day event.

  • New I space exhibitions feature sculpture, drawings and installation work

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Sculpture, drawings and installation work will be on view in two new exhibitions March 4 through April 2 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • White House 2014 budget: Unraveling 'chained' CPI

    A Minute With™... law professor Richard L. Kaplan

  • Asian American Awareness Month kicks off Wednesday

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Asian American Awareness Month at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign kicks off Wednesday (Feb. 26) with a film and presentation by Nisha Ganatra, the Indian American director-actress of the award-winning film "Chutney Popcorn." The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign.

  • Three-day film festival signals start of Asian American Awareness Month

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The 2004 Asian American Awareness Month at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign kicks off today (Feb. 26) with a three-day film festival titled "Reel to Real: Asian American Voices."

  • Landscapes take center stage in two new exhibitions at I space

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Landscapes - with a twist - are the focus of two new, but very different, exhibitions on view March 5 through 27 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Focus to be on Greece during free piano recital at Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Pianist Konstantinos Papadakis will perform music by contemporary Greek composers and works inspired by Greek themes at a free recital March 13 (Tuesday) at the University of Illinois.

  • Former UI president to speak at May 13 commencement

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Stanley O. Ikenberry, the 14th president of the University of Illinois, will be the featured speaker at Commencement ceremonies May 13 at the Assembly Hall, 1800 S. First St., Champaign. He will speak at both the 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. ceremonies.

  • Symposium to focus on helping disabled enter work force

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Disability benefits disbursed by the Social Security Administration add up to $100 billion per year, according to Tanya Gallagher, the dean of the College of Applied Life Studies and director of the Disability Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Conference at Illinois focuses on police activities as they relate to terrorism

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois College of Law will sponsor a conference Friday and Saturday (March 11 and 12) on the regulation of police activities aimed at fighting terrorism and other forms of international crime.

  • Global Campus Task Force offers recommendations, cites concerns

    Global Campus Task Force offers recommendations, cites concerns