Men’s Wheelchair Basketball team won the National Championship.
University received funds to renovate Lincoln Hall.
Stanley Ikenberry named interim President.
Michael J. Hogan named the 18th President of the University in May.
Student Dining and Residential Programs building–first part of Stanley O. Ikenberry Commons construction project–completed.
University of Illinois led the nation in the number of Fulbright Scholarships awarded.
The Board of Trustees voted to phase out the failed “Global Campus” program, an initiative started in 2006 to expand online education at the University.
In May, the Chicago Tribune revealed that University administrators helped admit under-qualified students with political connections. This scandal resulted in the resignations of President Joseph B. White, Chancellor Richard Herman, and all but two members of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.
In November, the GEO went on a 2-day strike, eventually winning concessions on wages, benefits, grievance procedures, and tuition waiver security.
Football team played in Rose Bowl, lost to USC 49-17.
Newly renovated IMPE opened after years of construction.
College of Business Instructional Facility and Sally McFarland Carillon completed.
Blizzard on February 13th dumped 15 inches of snow on area, causing classes to be canceled for two days.
University announced that Chief Illiniwek would no longer perform. The Chief’s last dance occurred on February 21st at halftime of the men’s basketball game against Michigan at Assembly Hall.