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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...

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...

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...

University YMCA selected for startup program

University YMCA selected for startup program

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

The University YMCA was selected as one of six locations for the New American Welcome Center, a program created in 2016 that was designed to help immigrants feel more welcome in communities. The startup center is focused on helping both immigrants integrate into their new towns as well as providing...

Percentage of University students from underrepresented groups below peer median

Percentage of University students from underrepresented groups below peer median

Leon Li, Staff Writer
March 23
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, News

With an international population of over 10,000, the University boasts one of the highest percentages of international students in the country at nearly 24 percent.  The percentage of students from underrepresented groups, however, remains below the median of the University’s peer group. Of the three sch...

Altgeld Bell Tower chimes discontinued indefinitely for repairs

Altgeld Bell Tower chimes discontinued indefinitely for repairs

Luke Cooper, Staff Writer
March 22
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Showcase

The bells at Altgeld Tower will be closed indefinitely as of March 19, according to a statement from the University News Bureau. Tours and chime performances will be discontinued due to repairs. “The bell tower work is a small part of a great deal of necessary work to be done at Altgeld and Illin...

Garth Brooks breaks ticket sales record in Champaign

Garth Brooks breaks ticket sales record in Champaign

Megan Jones, Staff Reporter
March 20
Filed under Around Campus, News, Top Stories

Garth Brooks broke his ticket sales record in Champaign, surpassing 50,000 sold — and tickets are still selling. The country music singer’s previous record was set March 7 to 9, 1997 with 48,633 tickets sold for a show at Assembly Hall. https://twitter.com/garthbrooks/status/8424171531313...

Food insecurity creates silent problem for University students

Food insecurity creates silent problem for University students

Jessica Bursztynsky, Staff Writer
March 16
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

Alongside the University’s efforts to combat high levels of food waste, there also is a growing push to end student hunger. An estimated 2 to 5 percent of University students face problems of food insecurity while on campus, said Dawn Aubrey, associate director of housing for dining. Aubrey defi...

A family first: adversity doesn’t limit first-generation students

A family first: adversity doesn’t limit first-generation students

Andrea Flores, Staff Writer
March 16
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Showcase

Daisy Alonso’s extended family doesn’t talk to her about her education at the University. Whenever she goes home and sees them, they are cold to her about it. “I don’t wanna say they weren’t supportive,” she said. “But, even today, they don’t wanna hear about it.” The sophomore in ...

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