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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

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...

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...

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....

ISG holds last meeting of the semester

ISG holds last meeting of the semester

Leon Li, Staff Writer
May 3, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, ISS, News

The Illinois Student Government held its last meeting of the semester on Wednesday. Student body president Raneem Shamseldin, junior in Business, gave departing remarks to the assembly, wishing members good luck on their finals and encouraging them to take the summer as an opportunity to work on new r...

Multipurpose “meditation spaces” to be designated on campus

Multipurpose “meditation spaces” to be designated on campus

Aaron Brannen, Staff Writer
May 2, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

The Office of Student Affairs, in association with the Office of the Provost, is currently conducting a search to designate certain rooms on campus as “meditation spaces.”  This undertaking was initiated after the Muslim Students Association requested a room where they could pray privately. A...

University Housing move-out policy on ‘honor system’

University Housing move-out policy on ‘honor system’

Leon Li, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

Current University policies state that students need to move out of University Housing 24 hours after their final exam. However, Andrea Cailles, assistant director for residential life, said the policy is on an honor system and is not actively enforced unless the resident is disruptive to the learning ...

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