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Posted on 03/15/2017

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees approved several high-level appointments Wednesday, and named a new student-focused innovation center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to honor a lead gift from a foundation headed by alumnus and tech entrepreneur Thomas Siebel.

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Posted on 03/15/2017

University of Illinois President Tim Killeen announced a proposal Wednesday that would provide a minimum of $170 million in annual financial aid over five years to keep talented Illinois high school graduates in the state for college and stem a growing outflow of students to out-of-state schools.

The Invest in Illinoisans, or Triple I program, will be introduced Thursday as an amendment to the proposed U of I Investment, Performance, and Accountability Commitment (IPAC), a measure pending in the legislature that would provide predictable funding for university operations over the next five years in exchange for tangible performance goals that serve the needs of the state.

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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

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March 22, 2017

Illinois freshmen Alex Darragh and Matt Steinlauf want to be the first engineering farmers to plant a seed and grow it on the moon.

March 22, 2017

A member of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, Nancy Fahey comes to Illinois after spending 31 years at Washington University in St. Louis.

March 22, 2017

Men's Health (March 21) People who exercise regularly incur lower inpatient, emergency room, home health care and prescription medicine costs, Illinois research found.

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Author of books on race and queer theory to begin term as president in 2018
March 20, 2017
Chicagoan receives stem cell transplant for CDA


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