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  • University of Illinois Highlights - March

    The U of I System's Discovery Partners Institute announced nine recipients of its first round of seed funding awards on Mar. 27. These projects are types of work that DPI will undertake...

  • University of Illinois Highlights - February

    The University of Illinois Board of Trustees approved a fifth-straight tuition freeze for in-state freshmen next fall, extending an affordability initiative that is now the longest run of back-to-back freezes in more than a half-century...

  • University of Illinois Highlights - January

    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a globally recognized leader in education and innovation, signed an agreement on Jan. 23 to partner with the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI), an innovation center led by the University of Illinois System that will foster broad-based collaboration to solve the world’s greatest challenges...

  • University of Illinois Highlights - December

    On Dec. 14, the University of Illinois Board of Trustees established a juris doctor degree for the new John Marshall Law School at UIC, which will offer the city of Chicago's first and only law degree at a public university when it welcomes its first class next fall...

  • University of Illinois Highlights - November

    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and University of Illinois at Chicago will join a national effort to close the achievement gap and produce more college degrees...

  • University of Illinois Highlights - October

    In October, the U of I System partnered with several other higher education institutions to host recruiting events for high-achieving high school and community college students. These events were held in the southern and northern regions of the state, encouraging Illinois students to stay in Illinois when pursuing higher education...

  • University of Illinois Highlights - September

    On September 7, former President Barack Obama was honored by the University of Illinois System with the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government, presented annually by the system's Institute of Government and Public Affairs...

  • University of Illinois Highlights - August

    The University of Illinois System will honor former President Barack Obama on Friday, Sept. 7, with the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government, presented annually by the system’s Institute of Government and Public Affairs (IGPA) to recognize public officials who promote the highest standards of public service...

  • University of Illinois Highlights - July

    Chicago’s largest university will be home to the city’s first public law school under an agreement approved July 19 that will make the John Marshall Law School part of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)...

  • University of Illinois Highlights - June

    At a news conference on June 19, University of Illinois System President Tim Killeen, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel were joined by other public officials...

  • University of Illinois Highlights - May

    The University of Illinois System will receive increased funding for operations and its first state capital funding in nine years under a fiscal year 2019 budget approved by Illinois legislators...

  • University of Illinois Highlights - April

    The University of Illinois System released its 2018 annual report in April, entitled “Impact Illinois.” The colorful, 30-page report highlights a few important initiatives by the U of I System...

  • University of Illinois Highlights - March

    Northern Illinois University has signed onto legislation proposed by the University of Illinois System that would guarantee predictable state funding for the universities in exchange for measurable performance standards...

  • University of Illinois Highlights - February

    A proposal by Gov. Bruce Rauner would provide $500 million in state funding to match private donations for a new statewide research enterprise led by the University of Illinois System that is being developed to accelerate innovation, job creation and economic growth...

  • University of Illinois Highlights - January

    The University of Illinois Board of Trustees voted to freeze tuition for in-state freshman next fall for the fourth straight year, extending an affordability initiative that seeks to help keep more talented students in Illinois for college...

  • University of Illinois Highlights - December

    The University of Illinois System Office of Governmental Relations wishes you and your family a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year...

  • University of Illinois Highlights - November

    The University of Illinois System officially launched its largest—and most ambitious—comprehensive fundraising initiative, through campaigns across its three universities that aim to raise $3.1 billion over the next five years to support students, faculty, academic, and research programs and facilities...

  • University of Illinois Highlights - October

    On October 19, the University of Illinois System joined Governor Bruce Rauner and Mayor Rahm Emanuel in announcing a new interdisciplinary public-private research institute that will be developed on a donated site in downtown Chicago where world-class researchers will work side-by-side with students and businesses to foster next-generation innovation and workforce development...

  • University of Illinois Highlights - September

    U of I System enrollment grows to more than 83,300. Total enrollment increased 2.9 percent to more than 83,300 students across the University of Illinois System this fall, setting a record high for the fifth straight year, according to admissions data released on September 13. Read the news release...

  • University of Illinois Highlights - August

    On August 9, the University of Illinois System issued a news release which outlined how a new package of reforms that ease state purchasing regulations will improve efficiency, saving time and money while still safeguarding the interests of taxpayers...

  • University of Illinois Highlights - July

    President Killeen sent a massmail following the passage of a budget agreement by the Illinois legislature. The message thanked state legislators for "working overtime and making the difficult decisions on a compromise to avert the potentially dire consequences that loomed" and expressed appreciation to faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends for their advocacy and support of the U of I System...

  • University of Illinois Highlights - June

    University of Illinois President Tim Killeen hosted a live telephone town hall on June 22 with more than 4,000 alums and friends of the U of I System. The University of Illinois Alumni Association partnered with the U of I Office of Governmental Relations to host the call. President Killeen addressed the state budget crisis and shared how he plans to help the U of I System weather the impasse. He then took numerous live questions...

  • University of Illinois Highlights - May

    We encourage you to read about some of our most recent accomplishments and initiatives from across the University of Illinois System contained in the just released 2017 annual report, Impact Illinois. The report showcases the U of I System's key role in promoting the public good, illustrated through stories from our three universities, UI Health, and System Offices...

  • University of Illinois Highlights - April

    H. Edward Seidel has been named vice president for economic development and innovation for the University of Illinois System, pending Board of Trustees approval, President Tim Killeen announced on April 24...

  • University of Illinois Highlights - March

    University of Illinois President Tim Killeen announced a proposal 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...

  • University of Illinois Highlights - February

    U of I System President Tim Killeen issued a statement regarding negotiations toward a full-year state budget. It notes how U of I will "continue to vigorously champion the U of I System’s interests in Springfield, and work to build on the internal efficiencies that have maintained our excellence despite the state's ongoing budget impasse." Read the statement...

  • University of Illinois Highlights - January

    U of I System leaders sent a communication to University students, faculty and staff in response to President Trump's recent Executive Order instituting changes in immigration policy. It assures the members of the University community that we are monitoring the situation and advocating on their behalf, recommends that students and scholars who might be affected defer travel outside the U.S., and provides information about resources at each university...