Phyllis Wise, the chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
(Photo courtesy of the University of Illinois)
May 30, 2015

AAUP Committee Formally Recommends U of I Censure

The university came under scrutiny last year after rescinding a job offer for Professor Steven Salaita after he posted a series of anti-Israel tweets.


Illinois women's basketball head coach on the sidelines of a game
Michael Conroy/AP Photo
May 19, 2015

The Changing Culture Of Competitive College Sports

The University of Illinois now faces allegations of abusive behavior and medical mistreatment against coaches and staff in two sports on the Urbana campus. Murray Sperber teaches in the Cultural Studies of Sport in Education program at U-C Berkley. He tells Illinois Public Media's Scott Cameron that many things have changed in college sports since the Bobby Knight days of choking players and throwing chairs.


Incoming University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen talks with WILL's Jim Meadows on Thursday May 14, 2015.
Michael Owen Thomas/WILL
May 16, 2015

Timothy Killeen Prepares To Step Into Job As U of I President

Incoming University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen will assume office on Monday, May 18. He succeeds Robert Easter, who's served as the top administrator for the three campuses since 2012. He spoke with WILL's Jim Meadows about his vision for the future of the three campuses, his strategy for dealing with state budget cuts and the recent scandals at the U of I.


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