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Free speech supported after President’s Day chalking

Free speech supported after President’s Day chalking

Vivienne Henning and Masaki Sugimoto
February 24
Filed under Around Campus, News, Top Stories

Multiple chalking incidents around campus prompted a response from the University administration. Monday night, students chalked messages in support of President Donald Trump in front of the Alma Mater as well as the Anniversary Plaza south of the Illini Union. Students contacted staff of the Illin...

University launches website for undocumented, DACA students

University launches website for undocumented, DACA students

Angelica LaVito, Staff Writer
February 24
Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

While no arrests or threats seem imminent on campus, the University is responding to increased deportation rhetoric by providing information for undocumented students. “I can’t recall one time we asked about the immigration status of a student,” UIPD Police Chief Jeff Christensen said at a Janua...

Illinois announces inaugural Illini Hall of Fame class

Illinois announces inaugural Illini Hall of Fame class

Charlotte Carroll, Sports editor
February 23
Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Uncategorized

In October, the University announced plans for an Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame, honoring the greatest student-athletes, coaches and administrators. Now, the first class of 28 people has been announced, which was selected by a confidential committee. “As you would expect, with more t...

Crosswalks in crisis: Students face long waits, collision risks

Crosswalks in crisis: Students face long waits, collision risks

Saketh Vasamsetti, Columnist
February 23
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Just outside the Illinois Street Residence Hall is an intersection between Gregory and Illinois streets in Urbana. It’s an intersection that the entire dorm may cross on a daily basis. On most days there is little to no traffic at all, and crossing isn’t a problem. There are certain times, however...

Shirtless skaters shred CU streets

Shirtless skaters shred CU streets

Emma Palatnik, Staff writer
February 23
Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

Students utilize different forms of transportation — they walk, bike, run, skateboard, in-line skate and even scooter across the Main Quad every day. Kanyon Edvall, sophomore in Engineering, created a different way to get to class: a motorized longboard. “Well honestly, I’m kind of lazy and ...

Grandfather drives Illinois hockey’s Lozinak to success

Grandfather drives Illinois hockey’s Lozinak to success

Stephen Cohn, Staff writer
February 22
Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

The distance from Rochester, NY, to the University of Illinois Ice Arena is about 700 miles. Mike Kehoe would make that drive in a heartbeat. “The guy will drive 10-plus hours in one day just to watch me play a hockey game,” Illinois forward and Kehoe’s grandson, Chris Lozinak, said. While L...

Student struck by MTD bus sustains non-life threatening injuries

Student struck by MTD bus sustains non-life threatening injuries

Joseph Longo, Assistant News Editor
February 22
Filed under Campus, Crime, ISS, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

A University student was struck by a bus early Wednesday morning in the crosswalk at First Street and Gregory Street. Joshua Reed, a student in Business, was walking west on First Street when a bus turning south on First hit him at 1:30 a.m., said Pat Wade UIPD Spokesman. Reed was taken to Carle ...

U.S. Navy Band to perform at Foellinger Great Hall

U.S. Navy Band to perform at Foellinger Great Hall

Daily Illini Staff Report
February 22
Filed under News, Top Stories

The Concert Band of the United States Navy Band, from Washington D.C., is set to play a free performance in Foellinger Great Hall at 7:30 p.m. on April 3. The concert band is connected locally through Captain Kenneth C. Collins, who received a Master of Music from the University. Collins is responsible...

How to put college wanderlust to good use

How to put college wanderlust to good use

Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist
February 22
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

I’m sure you have had the experience of showing up to a classroom, a friend’s apartment or a coffee shop on campus and not even remembering the walk there.  There is something so unique and comforting about walking around a campus you’ve come to know so well. When you first got to campus, i...

UIPD encourages women to take self-defense training into their own hands

UIPD encourages women to take self-defense training into their own hands

Lauren Scafidi, Staff Writer
February 22
Filed under Crime, News, Top Stories

With frequent assaults occurring on campus, the UIPD encourages female students to learn self-defense. One easy and free way for them to do so is through the Rape Aggression Defense System class. The waitlist to sign up for the University class is now available for the spring. The semesterly Rape...

Illinois football seniors excited to mentor in spring ball

Illinois football seniors excited to mentor in spring ball

Stephen Cohn, Staff writer
February 22
Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

The second spring practice of 2017 for Illinois football began outside in Memorial Stadium but moved into the Irwin Indoor Practice Facility due to cold temperatures. As coaches began fulfilling media obligations and players funneled out of the building after practice, wide receiver Malik Turner strapped...

State Farm Center increasing security protocols

State Farm Center increasing security protocols

Jessica Bursztynsky, Staff Reporter
February 22
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

The State Farm Center will be adding new security restrictions for upcoming events, with regulations beginning at the Florida Georgia Line concert on Thursday. Upon entry, security will now be using hand-held security wands on all guests. In addition, guests will be required to remove their hats a...

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