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University astronomers unravel the universe with dark matter

University astronomers unravel the universe with dark matter

Jean Kang, Contributing Writer
May 22, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Some University astronomers are trying to answer the big questions of the universe by researching material in space that is invisible. This invisible “stuff” is called dark matter. Professor Brian Fields, department chair of Astronomy and professor, says dark matter is one of the biggest scient...

Research department assists University students in innovative projects

Research department assists University students in innovative projects

Kevin Delgado, Staff Writer
May 8, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

By Kevin Delgado Staff Writer The University research department provides opportunities for students to get involved in the innovation of various technological advancements. The research department produced 380 technology disclosures, 103 patents and licensed 13 startups in 2016. The Office of the Vice Chan...

Police blotter for May 8

Police blotter for May 8

May 8, 2017
Filed under Crime, News

Champaign Trespassing was reported at Wingin Out on 301 E. Green St. around 1:30 a.m. Friday. According to the report, the suspect was arrested for criminal trespass to property. Residential burglary was reported in the 1300 block of Frederick Street around midnight on Friday. According to the report, an unknown ...

Top 10 moments of the semester

Top 10 moments of the semester

Taylor Howard, Staff Writer
May 8, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Showcase

As the semester draws to an end, take a look back at the memorable moments, in chronological order: 1. Inauguration of Donald Trump Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president on Jan. 20, sparking both protest and celebration on campus. During the inauguration, University organizations gathered...

Student government creates more outreach, reflects on semester

Student government creates more outreach, reflects on semester

Gillian Dunlop, Assistant News Editor
May 8, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, ISS, News, Top Stories

After the introduction of a new constitution last semester, the Illinois Student Government spent the majority of these last few months adapting to the new register as they continue to pass resolutions concerning campus life. “I would describe (this semester) as both hectic, very confrontational, but produc...

Chimes players may not return after fellow player’s dismissal

Chimes players may not return after fellow player’s dismissal

Luke Cooper, Staff Writer
May 8, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

While work began to repair the Altgeld Bell Tower, only a couple of its chimes players may continue to play when it reopens at an undisclosed time. “It’s Ernesto, really,” said chimes player Cody Jones, citing former chimes player and math adviser Ernesto Machado’s ill-received dismissal as a ...

MCORE project adds to campus construction

MCORE project adds to campus construction

Leon Li, Staff Writer
May 8, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

This past March, another two-year project went underway when construction for the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement (MCORE) project began. The MCORE project aims to ease conflict between modes of transportation, enhance transit corridors and improve linkages between points of interest in Champaign-Urbana. Co...

Underground tunnels serve as University’s prime energy source

Underground tunnels serve as University’s prime energy source

Kevin Delgado, Staff Writer
May 8, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

A supposed University myth? Underground tunnels spanning across the Main Quad allows the school to transmit energy and provide heat. This system, based on nine miles of steam tunnels, serves as the University’s prime energy source. The tunnels also allow the University to more easily connect newly construc...

Budget crisis threatens to close Courage Connection

Budget crisis threatens to close Courage Connection

Taylor Howard, Staff Writer
May 4, 2017
Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

After 45 years of providing shelter to individuals and family members facing domestic violence, Courage Connection is at risk of closing due to a loss of $350,000 of combined state and federal funding. “We’re at risk of losing a safe place for folks for whom home is not safe for the people that the...

University offers students options for finals studying

University offers students options for finals studying

Karen Liu, Staff Writer
May 4, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

There are several options on campus when it comes to spaces to study for finals, and many of these places are making accommodations to the high demand during finals week. Lori Mestre, professor and head of  the Undergraduate Library, said the UGL has a capacity of 1,400 students at one time. “Typically, during ...

Police Blotter for May 3

Police Blotter for May 3

Daily Illini Staff Report
May 4, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign Two 20-year-old females were arrested on the account of theft at Meijer on the 2400 block of North Prospect Avenue around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday. According to the report,  the two suspects each stole a cellphone accessory. A burglary was reported on the 600 block of West Church Street around 4 p....

Study finds that supportive social media reduces test-anxiety

Study finds that supportive social media reduces test-anxiety

Leon Li, Staff Writer
May 4, 2017
Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

Using social media before an exam can be more than just a form of procrastination. Reading supportive comments, messages and “likes” prior to an exam may reduce students’ anxiety levels and improve their performance, according to a new study from the University. Conducted by Robert Deloatch, graduate stude...

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