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Carle Hospital opens new Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Building

Carle Hospital opens new Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Building

Adam Kaz, Staff Writer
January 18, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

The director of sports medicine for Illinois athletics, Randy Ballard, said he plans for a student athlete injury every day. “Between all the sports we have practicing, it’s almost a 365 day job in terms of injuries and illness,” he said. In the past, Ballard would have transported his injured... Read more »

Police Blotter for January 18, 2017

Police Blotter for January 18, 2017

Vivienne Henning, Assistant Daytime Editor
January 18, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign An armed robbery was reported near John Street and Third Street around 9:30 p.m. on Monday. According to the report, two unknown offenders robbed the victim at gunpoint and stole a cell phone, backpack and computer. A theft was reported in the 700 block of West Church Street around 9 p.m.... Read more »

University organizations react to Trump Inauguration

University organizations react to Trump Inauguration

Andrea Flores, Staff Writer
January 18, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Showcase

On Jan. 20, Donald J. Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. This fact still shocks two University groups Illini Progressives and Illini Democrats.  “I'm not going to lie we were all pretty much shocked with the results of the election” said Spencer Haydary, pr... Read more »

Lindsay Johnson’s pre-trial date set for Feb. 21

Lindsay Johnson’s pre-trial date set for Feb. 21

Vivienne Henning, Assistant Daytime Editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, Crime, News

On Tuesday morning, at the Champaign County Courthouse, it was announced that the former University student charged with murdering her son, Lindsay Johnson's, pre-trial date was set for Feb. 21, said Julie Ogle from the Champaign County office. On March 13, officers had found Johnson, then sophomore in ACES, near the Music Building ... Read more »

University Housing contract limits students’ ability to opt out

University Housing contract limits students’ ability to opt out

Jessica Berbey, Staff Writer
January 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Prior to October 2016, students living in residence halls had six months to opt out of their housing contract. Now, they only have 30 days.   In other words, if a student wants to change their housing plans, they now have 30 days to do so after signing their housing contract. Alma Sealine, direc... Read more »

Student Body President Ron Lewis discusses upcoming semester

Student Body President Ron Lewis discusses upcoming semester

Gillian Dunlop, Staff Writer
January 17, 2017
Filed under News

Editor’s note: This Q & A was edited for clarity. The Daily Illini sat down with Student Body President Ron Lewis. He highlighted his plan for the new semester and for the change from the Illinois Student Senate to the Illinois Student Government. Lewis will lead the group as they plan to im... Read more »

UI receives additional stopgap budget, still no permanent state funding

UI receives additional stopgap budget, still no permanent state funding

Angelica LaVito, Staff writer
January 17, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, State

The new year renewed old budget questions for the University. Funding from the state, allocated in a stopgap budget passed in June, expired Jan. 1. The Illinois General Assembly has begun negotiations on a permanent budget, but until anything is passed, higher education remains unfunded. The Unive... Read more »

Chemistry Annex reopens in time for spring semester classes

Chemistry Annex reopens in time for spring semester classes

Michael Semaca, Staff Writer
January 17, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

Classes will be held in an additional building this semester, as the University’s Chemistry Annex is ready for students for the first time since renovations began in 2014. The Chemistry Annex was built in 1930 and adds 39,000 square feet to the Chemistry department’s existing facilities in Noy... Read more »

Police blotter for Jan. 17, 2017

Police blotter for Jan. 17, 2017

Vivienne Henning, Assistant Daytime News Editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under Crime, News

Champaign A 25-year-old female was arrested on the charges of obstructing justice, retail theft and possession of drug paraphernalia at Meijer, 2401 N. Prospect Ave., around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday. According to the report, the offender had stolen several clothing and jewelry items from the store ... Read more »

Updated: Interim Provost Ed Feser leaving University for Oregon State

Updated: Interim Provost Ed Feser leaving University for Oregon State

Angelica LaVito, Staff writer
January 10, 2017
Filed under Administration, Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Ed Feser, interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost, is leaving the University for Oregon State University. Feser will start as Oregon State’s provost and executive vice president Feb. 28, replacing Ron Adams, who has served as interim since July 1. Feser has served as interim vi... Read more »

RACES searches for hope amid Illinois budget crisis

RACES searches for hope amid Illinois budget crisis

Jessica Bursztynsky, Staff Writer
December 27, 2016
Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News, Semester-in-Review, Top Stories

Illinois has gone eighteen months without a long-term budget. A stopgap funding measure gave some reprieve, but the state-centered money runs out on Dec. 31, leaving local social services scrambling to find additional funding. The Rape Advocacy, Counseling, and Education Services, RACES, located in ... Read more »

Illini Alert: High pressure gas leak reported near Krannert

Illini Alert: High pressure gas leak reported near Krannert

Aaron Navarro, Assistant Daytime News Editor
December 27, 2016
Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

A high pressure natural gas leak was reported in the 1110 block of West Oregon street, near the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, according to an Illini-Alert issued by the University of Illinois Police Department Tuesday around noon. The alert said to avoid the area and that there are no ... Read more »