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The University of Illinois System would raise goals for spending with businesses owned by minorities, women and people with disabilities under a proposal reviewed Monday by the Board of Trustees’ Audit, Budget, Finance and Facilities Committee.
The proposal, which will be considered by trustees at their Jan. 19 meeting in Chicago, reflects a System-wide commitment to diversity that extends from enrollment and hiring to contracts for construction, supplies and other goods and services, President Tim Killeen said.
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For the third straight year, the University of Illinois System has proposed no increase in base tuition for in-state freshmen next fall – the longest consecutive freeze in tuition rates in 40 years.
The proposed in-state tuition freeze for the System’s universities in Chicago, Springfield and Urbana-Champaign was reviewed Monday by the Board of Trustees’ Audit, Budget, Finance and Facilities Committee, and will be considered by the full board at its Jan. 19 meeting in Chicago.
In a year of challenges, our faculty and staff have helped the University of Illinois System continue to flourish as a world-class incubator of talent and a key engine of progress. Our student enrollments grew this year, and our faculty and staff have excelled in discovery and teaching. Despite the state’s fiscal challenges, I am pleased to announce that we are implementing a modest mid-year salary program to recognize our employees’ commitment and dedication.
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Agrinews (Jan. 17) “We have shown that farmers can grow corn as a companion crop with switchgrass to generate revenue in the establishment year,” says Illinois crop sciences professor D.K. Lee.
Aron Hiltzik is coming off a strong performance at the MLK Invitational in Atlanta over the three-day weekend. The honor is the second of Hiltzik's career and first for the Illini this season.
WTTW-TV (Jan. 16) Now AFSCME Local 31 will vote on whether it should strike. “We really are in uncharted territory here,” says professor Robert Bruno of the U. of I.’s Labor Education Program.
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