blog posts National Taiwan University joins Discovery Partners Institute Nov 6, 2019 10:15 am National Taiwan University, the country’s most comprehensive and prestigious university, has signed an agreement to partner in the growing Discovery Partners Institute, a world-class education and research center led by the University of Illinois System. U of I System releases second set of Guiding Principles Nov 8, 2019 10:15 am The University of Illinois System released a second set of Guiding Principles Friday, clearly spelling out its position on more of the core values that defined its past and will shape its future. University of Illinois System statement regarding WUIS request for Title IX exemption Nov 14, 2019 9:15 am Freedom of the press is literally a cornerstone of our nation, a principle so fundamental that it is enshrined in the First Amendment. Across the University of Illinois System, we deeply value the watchdog function that a free press provides. Recently, we received a well-intentioned request from WUIS to exempt its staff from Title IX-mandated reporting requirements involving sexual misconduct. But the request is in potential conflict with another core principle we value – the safety of our campuses, our students, and our faculty and staff. U of I System seeks increase in state funding Nov 14, 2019 12:15 pm The University of Illinois Board of Trustees on Thursday approved a request for increased state funding for the next fiscal year to continue building on educational and affordability initiatives that help drive the state’s economy and have pushed enrollment across the three-university system to an all-time high of over 89,000. U of I trustees approve sexual misconduct prevention measures Nov 14, 2019 12:15 pm The University of Illinois Board of Trustees on Thursday approved a series of recommendations by a system-wide task force that spent the last year developing a holistic approach to prevent sexual misconduct and foster a culture that ensures safety, learning and success. It's full speed ahead as DPI continues to take shape Nov 18, 2019 9:30 am Discovery Partners Institute continues to move forward: holding classes, funding faculty research projects and ramping up staff. A detailed 2-, 5- and 10-year business plan and economic impact analysis is nearly complete. The simple delights of the season Nov 26, 2019 12:00 pm University of Illinois System President Tim Killeen and Dr. Roberta Johnson Killeen reflect on the simple delights of the holiday season, with the help of some friends, in this year's holiday video. Top producer of Forbes '30 under 30' honorees Dec 6, 2019 11:00 am The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of only two public universities on the Top 10 list of colleges that have produced the most Forbes '30 under 30' honorees this year. Virtual Town Hall Dec 17, 2019 9:00 am The Illinois Alumni Association recently hosted a Virtual Town Hall featuring University of Illinois System President Tim Killeen. Listen to hear more about the latest system initiatives, and the alumni Q & A with the president. Two-degree alumnus Gregory Knott appointed as U of I secretary Dec 20, 2019 10:00 am Gregory Knott, an administrator for nearly two decades at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a graduate of two U of I System universities, has been appointed secretary of the Board of Trustees and the University, President Tim Killeen announced Friday. William C. Jackson to lead Discovery Partners Institute Jan 8, 2020 10:00 am William C. Jackson, a former president at Johnson Controls and an alumnus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named to head the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI), the world-class center for research and innovation led by the U of I System, President Tim Killeen announced today. Four-year extension proposed for U of I president Jan 14, 2020 8:45 am The University of Illinois Board of Trustees will consider a proposal Thursday that would extend President Tim Killeen’s contract by four years, through June 30, 2024. U of I trustees to consider new tuition, fee and housing rates Jan 15, 2020 2:45 pm The University of Illinois Board of Trustees on Wednesday received recommendations from U of I System administrators for new tuition, fee and housing rates for the 2020-21 academic year that for the first time in six years include modest increases in tuition for in-state freshmen. Edwards re-elected chairman of U of I Board of Trustees Jan 16, 2020 11:15 am Donald J. Edwards was unanimously re-elected to a second one-year term as chairman of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees during its annual organizational meeting Thursday at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). U of I approves tuition, fee and housing rates Jan 16, 2020 12:30 pm The University of Illinois Board of Trustees on Thursday approved modest, inflation-based tuition increases for in-state freshmen next fall, the first increases for Illinois students in six years. U of I board, president agree to four-year extension Jan 16, 2020 12:45 pm The University of Illinois Board of Trustees voted unanimously Thursday to extend President Tim Killeen’s contract by four years, through June 30, 2024. U of I System Excels in Online Program Rankings Jan 27, 2020 12:00 pm Online programs at all three universities in the University of Illinois System have been recognized in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings. UIS Chancellor Koch announces retirement Feb 7, 2020 9:45 am Susan J. Koch, chancellor of the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) since 2011, announced Friday she will retire as chancellor of UIS and vice president of the University of Illinois System effective June 30. She is currently the longest-serving chancellor of the U of I System. Robin Fretwell Wilson named director of IGPA Feb 10, 2020 3:00 pm Robin Fretwell Wilson, a professor and associate dean at the University of Illinois College of Law, has been appointed director of the U of I Institute of Government and Public Affairs (IGPA). Gov. Pritzker commits $500 million to IIN and DPI Feb 12, 2020 9:45 am Highlighting his dynamic, long-term vision for economic development built on state-of-the-art technology, robust higher education and private partnerships, Gov. JB Pritzker on Wednesday announced that the State of Illinois is moving forward with $500 million in capital funding for the University of Illinois System’s Illinois Innovation Network (IIN) and Discovery Partners Institute (DPI) – a network of research and innovation hubs that will serve as a magnet for technology and talent. Don, Anne Edwards donate $10 million to U of I Feb 12, 2020 10:15 am University of Illinois Board of Trustees Chairman Don Edwards and his wife, Anne, on Wednesday announced a $10 million gift to their alma mater, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – the largest gift ever by a U of I trustee. Illinois universities unite to advocate for international students and scholars Feb 17, 2020 11:15 am Illinois universities are urging members of the state’s congressional delegation to address obstacles facing international students and scholars. More than 53,000 international students attended colleges and universities in Illinois during the 2018-19 academic year, contributing $1.9 billion to the state’s economy and supporting more than 25,000 jobs. More than 200 participate in Day at the Capitol Feb 28, 2020 9:30 am Alumni, students, Illinois Connection advocates, and leaders from across the University of Illinois System descended on Springfield on February 6, 2020 for the U of I System Day at the Capitol. The annual event is a chance for legislators to hear from our advocates about the importance of supporting higher education and the system's three universities. U of I System team to help coordinate coronavirus response Mar 2, 2020 5:30 pm The University of Illinois System has established a new COVID-19 Planning and Response Team to help coordinate the system’s response to and communication about the novel coronavirus, U of I System President Tim Killeen announced Monday. Seidel named president of University of Wyoming Mar 4, 2020 9:30 am Edward Seidel, the University of Illinois System’s vice president for economic development and innovation, on Wednesday was named the 28th president of the University of Wyoming. Illini Success report shows graduates succeeding in jobs, salaries Mar 5, 2020 3:00 pm Recent graduates from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found jobs, enrolled in graduate school or began a volunteer program at record rates, according to the 2018-19 Illini Success annual report released today. U of I System guidelines outlined in response to COVID-19 pandemic Mar 11, 2020 6:30 pm University of Illinois System President Tim Killeen and the chancellors from the system's three universities issued new guidelines today for students, faculty, and staff amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. Trustees approve measures to advance capital projects Mar 12, 2020 12:00 pm The University of Illinois Board of Trustees on Thursday took steps to advance important capital projects at two U of I System universities. COVID-19 news and research Mar 13, 2020 1:45 pm (Originally posted March 5). The University of Illinois System has established a COVID-19 Planning and Response Team to help coordinate the system’s response to and communication about the virus, and our three universities are monitoring their campuses and working with their local community agencies. COVID-19 related websites, communications, policies, and other resources can be found on this page. COVID-19 update Mar 13, 2020 6:45 pm University of Illinois System President Tim Killeen sent a COVID-19 update massmail this evening to faculty, staff, and students. Commencement ceremonies update Mar 17, 2020 3:00 pm Today University of Illinois System leadership sent a massmail regarding commencement ceremonies in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Statewide stay-at-home order Mar 20, 2020 3:30 pm Today University of Illinois System leadership sent a massmail to faculty, staff and students regarding new orders from the governor to curb the spread of COVID-19, and how experts from our universities are assisting the efforts. U of I System assisting state in COVID-19 response Mar 26, 2020 3:00 pm The University of Illinois System is sharing expertise and resources from across its three universities and healthcare enterprise to support the state’s efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic. UIC engineers creating face shields to ease PPE shortage Mar 27, 2020 4:00 pm UIC Engineers designed a face shield made from thin plastic that could be manufactured at UIC’s Engineering Makerspace in 20 seconds to help ease a shortage of protective gear at UI Health. Emergency ventilator prototype developed Mar 27, 2020 4:00 pm A team led by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Grainger College of Engineering and Carle Health has produced a prototype emergency ventilator to help address the expected surge in the need for respiratory care associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 reminder: keep your guard up Mar 31, 2020 3:30 pm University of Illinois System leadership sent a COVID-19 update message today to students, faculty, and staff. Trustees approve procurement flexibility for COVID-19 spending Apr 2, 2020 3:30 pm The Executive Committee of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees on Thursday approved a measure that would temporarily provide the system and its universities with greater flexibility on certain purchases related to the COVID-19 pandemic. U of I System: Rising to the Challenge Apr 3, 2020 10:00 am Tim Killeen, president of the University of Illinois System, extends appreciation to students, faculty, staff and friends, and expresses pride and awe in how the entire system is rising to the challenge during this pandemic. Illinois public universities seek additional federal support for COVID-19 costs Apr 8, 2020 9:00 am Presidents of Illinois public universities sent the following letter to the state’s congressional delegation Tuesday, seeking additional relief from increasing costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. IGPA releases report on state economic impact of COVID-19 Apr 9, 2020 12:45 pm The University of Illinois System's Institute of Government & Public Affairs Task Force on the Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic released a report today looking at the potential effect on Illinois state finances. The hit to state revenues is expected to be worse than the Great Recession. COVID-19: Rising to the Challenge Apr 10, 2020 10:00 am The University of Illinois System is demonstrating its land-grant mission in real time, marshalling its world-class resources and ramping up its knowledge-generating power to foster solutions that will help steer our state through the COVID-19 crisis. Visit this page for updates, communications, and other resources. U of I System creates new, $36 million financial aid fund Apr 16, 2020 9:00 am The University of Illinois System has created a fund that will provide at least $36 million in new, targeted financial aid to help students who are facing increased need now and for the coming academic year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, President Tim Killeen announced today. IGPA releases report on strain pandemic is putting on families Apr 16, 2020 12:45 pm The University of Illinois System’s Institute of Government and Public Affairs (IGPA) today released a report on the strain the COVID-19 Pandemic is putting on communities and families in Illinois, and how policymakers can help make them more resilient in the face of the crisis. Listen to President Tim Killeen on WILL Radio's The 21st Apr 23, 2020 8:45 am University of Illinois System President Tim Killeen sat down with WILL Radio's The 21st show for a wide-ranging conversation on the timeline of the university system's COVID-19 response, finances, and what’s next for higher ed. Fall 2020 planning Apr 28, 2020 10:00 am President Tim Killeen has created a system-wide coordinating committee to support the system's three universities as they begin planning for the reopening of campuses in the fall and examining the changes that will be required to ensure both safety and excellence. Jay Walsh named interim VP for economic development and innovation Apr 30, 2020 10:30 am Joseph “Jay” Walsh, a biomedical engineering scholar with a lengthy track record of turning transformative research into economic opportunity, has been named interim vice president for economic development and innovation for the University of Illinois System, President Tim Killeen announced Thursday. Title IX updates May 6, 2020 1:15 pm In a massmail to students, faculty, and staff, today University of Illinois System leadership shared updates to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Gift Days program for employees extended to fifth year May 8, 2020 11:00 am U of I System leadership have announced that a program providing additional paid days off for employees during the December/January holidays has been extended to a fifth straight year. DPI launches new education and workforce research center May 12, 2020 9:45 am The Discovery Partners Institute has launched a new education and workforce research center, IWERC, with $3.9 million from some of the city’s most influential philanthropists and foundations. U of I System makes lead investment in new BlackRock strategy May 14, 2020 8:00 am The University of Illinois System has invested nearly $160 million of the system endowment into its commitment to sustainability, becoming the first investor in a new environmentally and socially focused strategy launched by BlackRock Inc., a global asset manager and leader in sustainable investing.