System & University News

News from the U of I System office is also available on the System News page. The System News Archives provides access to older System news.


Posted on 02/17/2017

Negotiations toward a full-year state budget are now underway in Springfield. During this process, our government relations staff and I are in constant discussions with Governor Rauner and the legislature to ensure adequate funding and fiscal predictability for the University of Illinois.

The governor and legislators are to be commended for their efforts to reach compromise, and the U of I System stands ready to share the expertise of faculty and staff across our three universities in any way possible to help develop a workable plan to move Illinois forward.

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Posted on 02/02/2017

The State of Illinois and University of Illinois System announced a new partnership Monday which advances Illinois as the nation’s premier ‘Smart State’, integrating next-generation technology to improve quality of life, grow the state’s economy and retain and attract residents.

Read the news release from the Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology


Posted on 01/30/2017

Dear students, faculty and staff:

The University of Illinois System is a leader in teaching, discovery and outreach in our state, the nation and the world. Our doors are open and welcoming to talented individuals from around the globe and we pledge to ensure that this openness continues into the future. It is at the heart of our commitment to global access and extraordinary impact and is reflected in our Nondiscrimination Statement.

We are greatly concerned about the negative consequences for members of our community and their families arising from President Trump’s recent Executive Order instituting changes in immigration policy.

We want to assure you that we are monitoring events closely and we are working with other universities, national organizations, legal counsel and government officials to support and protect all of our international faculty, visiting scholars and students.

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Posted on 01/24/2017

Dear students, faculty and staff:

The University of Illinois System has earned a place as a global leader in education and discovery by opening our doors wide to the most talented students – and that includes our undocumented students.

Recent speculation that the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program could be eliminated only strengthens our resolve to continue in our efforts to support student welfare, success and their collective impact on the public good.

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Posted on 01/19/2017

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees on Thursday approved tuition rates for next fall with no increase in base tuition for in-state freshmen, extending a tuition freeze at its three universities to a third straight year.

The freeze is the longest since tuition rates held steady for four years in the mid-1970s – from 1974-77 – and was approved despite a budget impasse that has significantly reduced state funding for the U of I System for the last two years.

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News from the universities

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February 17, 2017

MTV (Feb. 16) The Illiac Suite, a string-quartet piece that American composers Lejaren Hiller and Leonard Isaacson created in 1957 using an early computer at Illinois, is widely considered the first computer-assisted composition.

February 16, 2017

Dr. King Li, inaugural dean of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, believes that merging engineering studies with clinical instruction will revolutionize the delivery of health care

February 16, 2017

Illinois baseball opens its season Feb. 17-19 in Beaumont, Texas, against Milwaukee and Lamar. The Illini will play each opponent twice during the Lamar Cardinal Classic over the weekend.

February 17, 2017
Civil liberties issues explained
February 17, 2017
Risky business: Cracking the code to overseas expansion
February 14, 2017
Survey identified transportation as a barrier to care

 

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