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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 »

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 »

Campus still shaken after September shooting

Campus still shaken after September shooting

Daily Illini Staff Report
December 12, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, News, Semester-in-Review, Top Stories

When shots rang out on Green St. on the night of Sept. 25, the campus reacted quickly and the effects were long-lasting. One student walking home, Camille Baer, an Illini Media Company employee, turned around to see what looked like 70 people running and screaming. Then, the sound of six or seven gun... Read more »

Campus activism highlights political diversity

Campus activism highlights political diversity

Ashni Gandhi, Staff Writer
December 12, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, News, Semester-in-Review

As the nation faced protests and a divisive election, the University community mirrored the sentiments. For Muhammad Yousef, senior in LAS and president of Students for Justice in Palestine, the increased activism on campus post-election did not make campus more bipartisan. Citing bigotry from Donald Tru... Read more »

Semester of crime bursts campus safety bubble

Semester of crime bursts campus safety bubble

Lilly Mashayek, Staff Writer
December 12, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Semester-in-Review

Throughout the semester, students have been confronted with the difficult truth that the University campus is not a safety bubble. “You’re not getting away from urban situations here, they’re just on a smaller scale,” said Michael La Due, Champaign City Council member. It’s important for... Read more »

Top 10 moments of the semester

Top 10 moments of the semester

Jessica Berbey, Staff Writer
December 12, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, News, Semester-in-Review, Showcase

As the semester dwindles and winter break approaches, have a look back at some of the key events that occurred at the University this fall. Below is a compiled list of some of the most impactful or ground-breaking occurrences on campus. 1. Cubs win the World Series On Nov. 2, the Cubs made histo... Read more »

Best places to study on campus

Best places to study on campus

Adam Kaz, Staff Writer
December 10, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

Finals are finally in full swing. That means many students will spend their nights cranking through papers and studying for tests. But other than dorms, apartments and houses, there’s plenty of places where students can meltdown. Here are a few of the best on campus. Grainger: Grainger is an excellent location for any student that wants ... Read more »

Greek life rewards members for good grades, Panhellenic Council president hopes to increase GPAs

Greek life rewards members for good grades, Panhellenic Council president hopes to increase GPAs

Karen Liu, Staff Writer
December 8, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, News, Showcase

While some might associate Greek life with an extremely active social life, members say they also have a high standard for academics. “Overall our Greek students are held to a high standard when it comes to grades,” said Emily Jacobs, Vice President of Scholarship in the Panhellenic Council. ... Read more »

STD rates are rising, most likely affecting UI students

STD rates are rising, most likely affecting UI students

Jessica Bursztynsky, Staff Writer
December 8, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, News

The rates of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia are at an all-time high, and college-aged students are most likely to be affected by rising levels, according to a recent report from the Center for Disease Control. 15 to 24-year-olds reported almost two thirds of the 1,526,658 chlamydia cases and half ... Read more »

Police blotter for December 6, 2016

Police blotter for December 6, 2016

Michael Semaca, Staff Writer
December 6, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

University A 19-year-old female was arrested on the charge of theft at Wassaja Hall, 1202 S. First St., at 12 a.m. on Monday. According to the report, a student reported that her cellphone was missing. The offender was seen taking the phone from a public area on security camera footage. A 21-ye... Read more »