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CannonDesign hired to create designs for $100 million Altgeld and Illini Hall project

The University of Illinois has hired a Chicago design firm to begin planning the $100 million Altgeld Hall and Illini Hall project to modernize learning spaces and increase capacity in data science and other mathematical sciences. During their March meeting,

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Erasing a chalky dilemma—Altgeld worker solves a tough math problem: dust

What do you get when you add mathematics and chalkboards? Grant Cole, a building service worker from Facilities & Services who worked in Altgeld Hall, can answer that question: Dust, and lots of it. As a cleaner in one of

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Former chair contributes to the Altgeld Hall renovation

Philippe Tondeur, professor emeritus of mathematics, has worked and studied at universities around the world, but the University of Illinois holds a special place in his heart and mind. Tondeur has donated in support of the Campaign for Altgeld and

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The art of playing Altgeld Hall

The clock struck 12:50 p.m. and the Quad teemed with students during passing period. High above them, in Altgeld Hall, Jonathon Smith moved quickly, organizing his sheet music. He knew what many of them would think—that a machine was playing

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Renovation, construction plans move forward with architect selection

The University of Illinois is moving forward with plans to expand its leadership in the mathematical sciences by constructing a new building west of the Main Quad by 2022 and renovating Altgeld Hall by 2024. Derek Fultz, director of facilities

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Campus plans new data science center near Main Quad, renovations to Altgeld Hall

Plans for a new statewide innovation network to accelerate job creation and economic growth include building a world-class center devoted to the fast-growing field of data science, U of I System officials have announced. The data science center will be

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Campus pledges $27 million in student funding to renovate Altgeld Hall

By Samantha Jones Toal The renovation of Altgeld Hall is coming closer to reality after a campus committee conditionally approved allocating $27 million in student funding to modernize and upgrade the iconic building. The Academic Facilities Maintenance Fund Assessment (AFMFA) Oversight

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Restoration of the ‘sound of the University of Illinois’ moves forward

By Joel Steinfeldt The restoration work on the historic Altgeld Chimes at Illinois is progressing rapidly, said Matthew Tomaszewski, the associate provost for capital planning. He’s leading a diverse team of Facilities and Services engineers, carpenters, movers, upholsterers, painters, and

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Altgeld Chimes still a campus tradition, 96 years later

Editor’s Note: This article about the Altgeld Chimes was originally published in July 2014. By Meaghan Downs Thousands of students attend Sue Wood’s daily concerts simply by walking to class. Many of them have never seen her. Six stories up

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News-Gazette stories feature Altgeld Hall

The News-Gazette in Champaign has covered Altgeld Hall several times. “Altgeld Hall’s rough-hewn Romanesque architecture has always made it stand out in a sea of green-roofed Georgian buildings on the University of Illinois campus,” Paul Wood wrote. Read the full

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