Ian Hobson
ianhobson.net
July 13, 2018

Piano Students To Learn & Perform At Summer Institute

The week of July 16th will be an intense one for participants in the annual Summer Piano Institute at the University of Illinois. Piano students from across the U-S and abroad will be studying with five guest faculty pianists — including the Summer Piano Institute’s artistic director, Ian Hobson. Both students and guest faculty will give public performances, and some will perform with Sinfonia da Camera.

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University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen
University of Illinois
June 20, 2018

U Of I President Touts New Chicago Research Institute

University of Illinois System President Timothy Killeen said he is excited the U of I system will lead the Discovery Partners Institute. The DPI is a new research institute where students will work alongside researchers and businesses. Killeen said this will spur economic growth in the state. 

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Gov. Bruce Rauner standing in front of a laboratory and speaking to a crowd.
Lee V. Gaines / Illinois Public Media
June 14, 2018

Rauner Wants Private Investors To Pay For U of I Expansion

Gov. Bruce Rauner said he wants to expand the University of Illinois system with billions of dollars from private investors. Rauner shared his plan with students and staff at the U of I’s Urbana campus during a tour of the university's electrical and computer engineering building on Wednesday. 

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U of I Chancellor Robert Jones and the Illini 4000 bicycling team.
Jim Meadows/Illinois Public Media
June 05, 2018

Illini 4000 Riders Stop At U Of I Campus During Cross-Country Trip

The Illini 4000 are 20 bicyclists who are spending the summer cycling from coast to coast, to raise money for cancer research and support groups. Some University of Illinois administrators joined the group of mostly U of I students Tuesday morning in Rockville in western Indiana, for their ride to Champaign-Urbana Illinois and the U of I’s flagship campus there.

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University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen
University of Illinois
May 31, 2018

U of I President Praises New State Budget

The University of Illinois is slated to receive an extra $11.6 million under the new state budget approved by lawmakers this week. U of I President Timothy Killeen said the two percent increase in state spending on higher education will bring the university system’s total budget for the next fiscal year to just under $600 million.

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Posters and signs with strike slogans written on them. Signs are part of the GEO strike on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus.
Lee V. Gaines/Illinois Public Media
May 21, 2018

GEO Members Say Illinois Rep. Comments Are Insulting, Distracting

Members of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's Graduate Employees Organization (GEO) said that State Rep. Jeanne Ives’ disparaging comments about graduate workers last week are a distraction from a bigger issue. Ives, a Republican from Wheaton, is opposed to legislation that would expand union rights to graduate research assistants.

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