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Family releases new photos of missing scholar

Family releases new photos of missing scholar

Daily Illini Staff Report
June 26, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, State, Top Stories

More than two weeks after Yingying Zhang's disappearance, the University of Illinois Police Department released additional photos of the missing scholar, provided by her family. https://twitter.com/UIPD/status/878772973938855936 Zhang, a 26-year-old woman from China, was last seen on June 9 entering...

Women’s Resource Center moves, hosting open house

Women’s Resource Center moves, hosting open house

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
June 26, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

The Women's Resource Center has moved from its Wright St. location to 616 E. Green St., Suite 202, and is hosting an open house June 30 to showcase their new space. The Friday event also coincides with Director Pat Morey's last day of work before she retires. In April, Morey told the Daily Illini that she thinks the move could affect the center's outreach. “We’ve been ...

Illinois to take part in NHL Feasibility Study

Illinois to take part in NHL Feasibility Study

Cole Henke, Sports Editor
June 23, 2017
Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Top Stories

The University of Illinois will be taking part in a feasibility study to determine if it could support a varsity hockey program in the future. The study will be led by both the NHL and the NHLPA as part of an initiative taken to increase interest in the sport nationwide. Illinois will be one of five...

University alumni build brace of the future

University alumni build brace of the future

Wren Wheeling, Staff Writer
June 23, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

University alumni Ashley Moy and Jason Troutner  have developed an innovative brace design, called Cast21, that could put an end to problems caused by traditional orthopedic casts. The exoskeleton’s design - which was inspired by chinese finger traps -  is meant to allow the limb to breathe whil...

NCSA hosts free screening of ‘Seeing the Beginning of Time’

NCSA hosts free screening of ‘Seeing the Beginning of Time’

Wren Wheeling, Staff Writer
June 22, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications, or NCSA, will be hosting a free screening of “Seeing the Beginning of Time” at the Savoy 16 theater Wednesday, June 28 at 7 p.m. The film will be followed by a panel discussion from researchers and visualization artists. The film was co-produce...

Former Illinois basketball player D.J. Williams transfers to GWU

Former Illinois basketball player D.J. Williams transfers to GWU

Eli Schuster, Assistant Sports Editor for Video
June 21, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Former Illinois basketball player D.J. Williams transferred to George Washington University on Wednesday afternoon. Let's get it !!😈 pic.twitter.com/ajOmBraRTP — Agent Zero (@DWill_0) June 21, 2017   The 6-foot-7 guard appeared in 17 games and averaged a total of 2.3 point...

Foo Fighters coming to State Farm Center

Foo Fighters coming to State Farm Center

Wren Wheeling, Staff Writer
June 20, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

The Foo Fighters are making their return to Champaign with a Nov. 8 performance at the State Farm Center. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show go on sale Thursday, July 13 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased through the Illinois Ticket Office online at www.statefarmcenter.com or over the phone at 866-ILLINI-1....

University to offer $40,000 reward in missing scholar case

University to offer $40,000 reward in missing scholar case

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
June 19, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, State, Top Stories

The University and Champaign County Crime Stoppers will announce Monday evening a $40,000 reward for those with information leading to the arrest of the person, or persons, involved with Yingying Zhang's apparent kidnapping. Zhang, a 26-year-old visiting scholar from China, was reported missing on...

University to have new vice chancellor for student affairs

University to have new vice chancellor for student affairs

Wren Wheeling, Staff Writer
June 19, 2017
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

Danita Brown Young is to become vice chancellor for student affairs at the University as of August 7, pending approval by the Illinois Board of Trustees. Brown Young is currently the vice provost for student affairs and dean of students at the University of Minnesota. Because of her experience at ...

Urbana Food Truck Rallies are back

Urbana Food Truck Rallies are back

Wren Wheeling, Staff Writer
June 15, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture, Top Stories

Every last Tuesday of the month until the end of October, gourmet food trucks will gather around outside of the Urbana Civic Center, 108 E. Water St, for Urbana’s Lunchtime Food Truck Rallies. The series of events, which began on April 25, takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on each of the set dat...

Sounds at Sunset continues in Champaign

Sounds at Sunset continues in Champaign

Wren Wheeling, Contributing Writer
June 14, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture, Showcase, Top Stories

The Champaign Park District continues its Sounds at Sunset series June 18 with live music from jazz and cabaret singer Katie Flynn. The concert will be held at Toalson park, and there is no admission fee. Every summer, the park district hosts multiple concerts featuring local music artists in vari...

Slovenian player Vesel signs with Illinois basketball

Slovenian player Vesel signs with Illinois basketball

Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor
June 13, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Within a week of signing three-star forward Greg Eboigbodin, Brad Underwood has bolstered the 2017 recruiting class with another big man, 6-foot-9 Slovenian Matic Vesel. Vesel, who plays for the U20 Slovenian national team and has played with Slovenian club Helios Suns, is coming into a situation...

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