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University of Illinois Searching For New Mascot After Retiring Controversial 'Chief Illiniwek' Nine Years Ago [VIDEO]

May 04, 2016 AM EDT University of Illinois is searching for a new school mascot after they had to put down controversial "Chief Illiniwek" for offending Native American Indians.

University of Illinois Refuses to Renew Teaching Contract; Decision Linked to Association with Radical Group, Professor Says

Apr 23, 2014 AM EDT University of Illinois has refused to renew teaching contract of 66-year-old James Kilgore for unspecified reasons.

Fighting Illini Unveils New Uniforms to Attract Potential Student Athletes

Apr 17, 2014 AM EDT University of Illinois and Nike unveiled Wednesday new uniforms for the Big 10 School’s 19 intercollegiate sports teams in an attempt to gain a recruiting edge and increase merchandise sales.

UIS Professor Files Federal Lawsuit for Denial of Emeritus Status

Apr 14, 2014 AM EDT Ardeshir Lohrasbi, a former professor at the University of Illinois at Springfield, has filed a federal lawsuit against the school for denying him an emeritus status and its accompanying benefits ...

UIUC Develops Tattoo-Like Patch for Wireless Health Monitoring

Apr 05, 2014 AM EDT University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University engineers have created a next generation health tracker.

Frequent, Smaller Meals Prevent Feline Obesity, Study

Feb 24, 2014 AM EST Eating frequent smaller meals is known to cut obesity risk in humans. However, University of Illinois researchers have found that tiny, regular meals can eliminate feline obesity as well.

Being Attractive Fetches an Extra Credit in High School?

Dec 12, 2013 AM EST Being attractive has always been the mantra to lure in potential partners and to receive hikes and promotions at work. Now, a new study has added one more benefit to being a pretty face. A new ...

Bye Bye Breadboard! Illinois Scientists Create Rollerball Pens That Draw Conductive Circuits Instantly

Nov 25, 2013 AM EST Students working on their physics project involving circuit designs and diagrams can now forget the wires and breadboards and use a 'pen' instead!

UI Grad Chats with Aerospace Students from NASA Space Station

Oct 30, 2013 AM EDT University of Illinois (UI) students have a sweet memory to add to their collection. One of their alumni, Mike Hopkins interacted with Illini aerospace engineering students via NASA video hook-up from ...

Top 10 Colleges for Math Whizzes

Oct 23, 2013 AM EDT University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is ranked first in the list of best colleges in the country for math whizzes.

Illinois Student Arrested For Making Terroristic Threats

Sep 04, 2013 AM EDT Dany Sammak, a 19-year-old University of Illinois student has been arrested and is being held on $250,000 bond in the Champaign County Jail for allegedly threatening classmates and residents of his ...

U of I Band Director Quits Amid Theft Investigation

Aug 24, 2013 AM EDT Robert Rumbelow, University of Illinois director of bands for nearly four years, has resigned Thursday amid inquiry into the sale of more than $50,000 worth of school’s obsolete musical instruments ...

Trustees Extend UI President’s Contract by a Year

Jul 26, 2013 AM EDT University of Illinois (UI) trustees Thursday has formally extended university President Robert Easter's contract by a year.

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