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Abigale Svoboda
I'm a senior studying communications with a specialization in rhetoric and public communication. I grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago as the oldest of five girls — best evidenced by my constant sarcasm and nightmares of my favorite clothing items mysteriously disappearing. I was the DI's news editor from March 2015-2016 but decided to spend the next year as the paper's brand manager in hopes of finally getting Elton John's "Tiny Dancer" played on repeat in the newsroom. That being said, I hold a few other jobs at the DI; my other — albeit somewhat unofficial — titles include: newsroom DJ, newsroom confidant, newsroom prank manager and newsroom punchline. When I'm not working I love to read, bike and spend time with my family and friends. asvobod2@dailyillini.com | @abigalesvoboda

Abigale Svoboda, Brand Manager

Jul 20, 2016
Make time for family and old friends (Story)
May 25, 2016
Basic skills every college student should know (Story)
Mar 13, 2016
UI ‘Feels the Bern’ (Story)
Mar 08, 2016
Sonia Sotomayor knows how to lead and when to follow (Story)
Feb 29, 2016
Josh Whitman approved as new Illini AD by Board of Trustees (Story)
Feb 25, 2016
10 items under $10 you need in your apartment (Story)
Feb 08, 2016
UIUC finds Flint connection (Story)
Feb 01, 2016
Police blotter for Feb. 1, 2016 (Story)
Jan 21, 2016
Budget impasse has not affected UI student enrollment (Story)
Nov 30, 2015
UPDATED: UIC student arrested, charged in connection with threats to University of Chicago campus (Story)
Nov 26, 2015
The 'best band in the land' shows its Illini pride in NYC and on social media (Story)
Nov 26, 2015
Marching Illini, UI community show excitement over Macy's Day Parade (Story)
Nov 15, 2015
Possible MAP grant cuts would affect thousands (Story)
Nov 12, 2015
Salaita, University reach settlement (Story)
Nov 12, 2015
Tim Nugent, 'father of accessibility,' dies at 92 (Story)
Nov 11, 2015
University of Missouri Police Department apprehend suspect in Yik Yak threats (Story)
Nov 10, 2015
Board of Trustees to vote on Steven Salaita settlement (Story)
Nov 09, 2015
University of Missouri president resigns following student demand (Story)
Nov 01, 2015
President Killeen requests to waive retention bonus (Story)
Oct 27, 2015
UI promotes campus climate survey (Story)
Oct 25, 2015
UI to conduct first-ever sexual assault campus climate survey (Story)
Oct 22, 2015
Board of Trustees discuss employment in executive session (Story)
Oct 07, 2015
UI looks to remove censure (Story)
Sep 23, 2015
Killeen "antsy" about executive search firms (Story)
Sep 22, 2015
Ten takeaways from the first Academic Senate meeting of the school year (Story)
Sep 22, 2015
Members of the Academic Senate debate whether senators use of private email is fair (Story)
Sep 16, 2015
White House ranks UI “above average” (Story)
Sep 10, 2015
Student Senate discusses tuition, elects C-U liasions (Story)
Sep 09, 2015
UI ROTC members remember 9/11 (Story)
Sep 09, 2015
University reports record enrollment for fall 2015 (Story)
Sep 09, 2015
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to speak at UI (Story)
Sep 08, 2015
Feser: “The door is open” (Story)
Sep 03, 2015
UI opts out of Campus Pride survey (Story)
Aug 26, 2015
Salaita files motion against UI for destroying evidence (Story)
Aug 24, 2015
University executive officers call on Wilson, Killeen to reinstate Salaita (Story)
Aug 10, 2015
Interim Chancellor to be announced Wednesday (Story)
Aug 08, 2015
Emails allude to tension behind College of Medicine's development (Story)
Jul 25, 2015
A guide to school websites (Story)
Jun 30, 2015
How to make the most of big lectures (Story)
Jun 13, 2015
AAUP places UI administration on censure list (Story)
May 25, 2015
Five campus must-have items (Story)
May 12, 2015
Scott pleads guilty to first degree murder of Mundo (Story)
May 11, 2015
The Illinois Supreme Court rules pension cuts unconstitutional (Story)
May 10, 2015
University collaborates with Carle for Cancer Community program (Story)
May 10, 2015
Spring 2015 marks Kilgore's return to UI faculty (Story)
May 10, 2015
The University’s 20th president will take over May 18 (Story)
May 10, 2015
AAUP Officials: Censure is likely (Story)
May 10, 2015
Salaita still seeks UI position (Story)
Mar 16, 2015
Proposed UI state funding matches same appropriation as 1950s (Story)
Mar 16, 2015
Urbana begins first college in 60 years (Story)
Mar 16, 2015
Universities stand against tuition waiver bill, vote postponed (Story)
Mar 12, 2015
Easter supports Urbana College of Medicine (Story)
Mar 11, 2015
Easter supports Urbana College of Medicine (Story)
Mar 10, 2015
Academic Senate endorses hiring policies report (Story)
Mar 10, 2015
Rep. Franks proposes to end tuition waivers (Story)
Mar 03, 2015
SEC continues hiring policy discussions (Story)
Mar 03, 2015
Chief Financial Officer discusses proposed state budget cuts (Story)
Feb 27, 2015
UI received 857 FOIA requests in 2014 (Story)
Feb 26, 2015
UI files motion to dismiss Salaita suit (Story)
Feb 23, 2015
Former AAUP president: ‘University likely to face censure’ (Story)
Feb 19, 2015
University sees admissions applications decrease, admits more students (Story)
Feb 17, 2015
Academic senate calls for clearer guidelines on academic freedom (Story)
Feb 17, 2015
Academic senate urges administration to reconsider Salaita appointment (Story)
Feb 10, 2015
Urbana campus moves one step closer to proposed College of Medicine (Story)
Feb 09, 2015
Academic senate asked to review Salaita's case (Story)
Feb 03, 2015
SEC discusses proposed College of Medicine, CAFT clarifications (Story)
Jan 29, 2015
McMillan excited to work with Killeen, Gov. Rauner (Story)
Jan 27, 2015
Salaita to appear in court in February (Story)
Jan 27, 2015
UI president Easter speaks on funding efforts, ‘College Promise’ (Story)
Jan 22, 2015
Board of Trustees rings in new leadership (Story)
Jan 21, 2015
UI reaffirms Salaita’s rejected appointment, AAUP prepares new report (Story)
Jan 16, 2015
UI Board of Trustees won’t reconsider Salaita (Story)
Jan 15, 2015
BOT OK’s no tuition increase for in-state freshmen (Story)
Jan 15, 2015
McMillan elected as next BOT chairman (Story)
Dec 18, 2014
UIC names Amiridis as new chancellor (Story)
Dec 16, 2014
Killeen named UI’s 20th president-elect (Story)
Dec 11, 2014
Urbana city council proposes to meet with UI to discuss Carle (Story)
Dec 09, 2014
Academic senate discusses updates to University statutes (Story)
Dec 04, 2014
Speaking with Salaita: Plans for the future, a plea for students, faculty (Story)
Dec 04, 2014
Professors write open letter to Killeen on academic freedom (Story)
Dec 02, 2014
SEC postpones Salaita resolution, waits on committee report (Story)
Nov 19, 2014
UI to announce new president Wednesday (Story)
Nov 18, 2014
Salaita claims FOIA violation in lawsuit against UI (Story)
Nov 17, 2014
University departments free to hire Kilgore again (Story)
Nov 11, 2014
Senate Executive committee discusses National Taiwan University, College of Medicine (Story)
Nov 10, 2014
Kilgore supporters to hold press conference ahead of BOT meeting (Story)
Nov 04, 2014
Board of Trustees begins tuition talks for 2016 (Story)
Nov 03, 2014
Altgeld renovations aim for accessible, modernized updates (Story)
Oct 28, 2014
University of Illinois to offer courses in Winter Session (Story)
Oct 22, 2014
University High in $1 million debt due to accounting error (Story)
Oct 16, 2014
CUMTD achieves gold recognition for green efforts (Story)