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Environmental Writing certificate to be offered in the fall

Environmental Writing certificate to be offered in the fall

Vivienne Henning, Assistant News Editor
March 29
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

University students will get the opportunity to combine a love for the environment and writing starting fall 2017. A Certificate in Environmental Writing will be offered in collaboration with the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE), the School of Earth, Society, and Environm...

Brunswick coming to Research Park this spring

Brunswick coming to Research Park this spring

Daily Illini Staff Report
March 29
Filed under Campus, News

Brunswick Corporation announced on March 28 its plans to open the Brunswick Innovation Laboratory in Research Park this spring. The corporation is well-known for producing marine billiards and fitness equipment. Starting in April, the laboratory will reside in a temporary location until the completion...

University students advocate for higher education in Springfield

University students advocate for higher education in Springfield

Daily Illini Staff Report
March 29
Filed under Campus, News, State

Over 200 University of Illinois students are expected to meet on March 29 with state legislators for the University of Illinois Student Day at the Capitol in Springfield to encourage funding for both the University of Illinois and higher education systems. Students from all three University of Ill...

Phi Mu to move into Alpha Rho Chi house

Phi Mu to move into Alpha Rho Chi house

Karen Liu, Staff Writer
March 29
Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Starting June 1, the Alpha Rho Chi chapter house will be hosting a different Greek house for the first time in 90 years due to their low occupancy rate. The chapter house is rented to Phi Mu, a sorority who joined campus in fall 2016, as a temporary house for the next three years. “We acquired...

Jesse White Mobile Unit brings office services to University, C-U community

Jesse White Mobile Unit brings office services to University, C-U community

Daily Illini Staff Report
March 29
Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Life & Culture, News, Showcase, State

University students will be able to take advantage of office services from the Jesse White Secretary of State Mobile Unit on March 29 in room 407 of the Illini Union from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Mobile Unit will include several different services, including vehicle sticker sales, organ and tissue donor regi...

YMCA hosts press conference in regards to New American Welcome Center

YMCA hosts press conference in regards to New American Welcome Center

Jessica Berbey, Assistant Daytime Editor
March 28
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

On Monday, March 27, the University YMCA held a press conference to officially announce the opening of the New American Welcome Center. Among those in attendance were State Representative, Carol Ammons; Associate Chancellor, Assata Zerai; Urbana Mayor, Laurel Prussing; Champaign Mayor, Deborah Feine...

Carle Illinois College of Medicine advances from applicant school to candidate school

Carle Illinois College of Medicine advances from applicant school to candidate school

Kevin Delgado, Staff Reporter
March 28
Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

The Carle Illinois College of Medicine is the first college in the nation specifically designed to fuse engineering and medicine. A partnership between the University and Carle Health System will combine the University’s advanced engineering, technology and supercomputing programs with Carle’s...

Students find University sick leave letter policy confusing

Students find University sick leave letter policy confusing

Sabrina Yan, Staff Writer
March 28
Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

University students are responsible for their absences, but some students have said that getting the proper approval can be tricky. The University has a policy that enables the emergency dean to give out absence letters to students as a proof of sickness. However, not all students are aware of the...

Police Blotter for March 27

Police Blotter for March 27

Daily Illini Staff Report
March 27
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign An incident involving battery was reported on the 1100 block of North Prospect Avenue around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday. According to the report, a disorderly customer allegedly battered the store clerk. No arrests were made at the time of the report. A case involving the unlawful use of a weapon w...

Cracked expands from food truck to permanent location

Cracked expands from food truck to permanent location

Jessica Bursztynsky, News Editor
March 27
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase

Cracked, a popular late-night food option, expanded from its food truck to a permanent restaurant location at 619 E. Green St. on Monday. “I think people are excited as we are,” said Cracked owner Daniel Krause. The restaurant is doing a soft opening with limited hours until Saturday, April 1, ...

Partnership with Coursera advances University’s investment in online education

Partnership with Coursera advances University’s investment in online education

Leon Li, Staff Writer
March 27
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, News

The University has partnered with Coursera, an online education platform, to provide worldwide access to higher education. According to the Board of Trustees’ agenda meeting for March 15, the University is in its final stages of contract negotiations with Coursera. Currently, the University offers more than 70 courses through the platform...

Suburban Express breaking University policy with some classroom ads

Suburban Express breaking University policy with some classroom ads

Aaron Navarro, On-Air News Editor
March 27
Filed under Campus, News

Transport company Suburban Express has recently been advertising its services around University classrooms and students are beginning to take notice. A thread was posted in the UIUC subreddit asking if these commercial advertisements are allowed in classrooms. According to campus spokeswoman Robin Kaler, t...

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