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Ex-provost new U of South Carolina leader after tough search

Jan. 14, 2022 17:53 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina on Friday named a former professor and provost as its new president, turning toward a familiar person to end another problematic search for the school's next leader. University of Illinois Chicago Chancellor Michael Amiridis...

U-Illinois requiring vaccine booster for students, employees

Jan. 07, 2022 14:59 PM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Students, staff and faculty in the University of Illinois system will be required to get a COVID-19 booster shot once they are eligible for a shot, school officials said. In a mass email sent Thursday announcing the policy, school President Tim Killeen said...

University of Illinois tests future of domestic living

Jan. 02, 2022 01:05 AM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Walk into the living commons of the McKechnie LIFE home and you’ll find the pad occupied by several domestic, sociable robots. There’s Stretch, a 51-pound contraption with a prehensile grabber that can slide around the living room floor, picking up...

Southern Illinois will require COVID-19 tests after break

Dec. 26, 2021 09:09 AM EST

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois University officials will rely on testing rather than a period of remote classes to prevent the spread of the coronavirus following the holiday break. Classes are set to begin Jan. 10 and SIU Carbondale officials have told students,...

U-Illinois to briefly go online in January as virus heats up

Dec. 20, 2021 21:45 PM EST

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois will temporarily switch to remote learning in January before opening classrooms to students. Students and staff in Chicago and Champaign-Urbana will need to show negative COVID-19 tests, the university said Monday. The...