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Illinois Athletics to host free movie night at Memorial Stadium

Illinois Athletics to host free movie night at Memorial Stadium

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
July 19, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Illinois Athletics is hosting a free screening of the Disney film Moana and an autograph signing at Memorial Stadium on Sunday, July 30. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the Fighting Illini Football team will be signing autographs at 5:15 p.m. The film starts an hour later at 6:15 p.m. Participants...

PygHack added to Pygmalion Festival

PygHack added to Pygmalion Festival

Wren Wheeling, Staff Writer
July 18, 2017
Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase, Top Stories

This year’s Pygmalion Festival will include PygHack, a free hackathon that is open to professionals and students alike. PygHack will be taking place at EnterpriseWorks, located in Research Park.  “PygHack is our inaugural hackathon that we've dreamed up this year to implement into the TECH p...

Community resource center opens in University YMCA

Community resource center opens in University YMCA

Wren Wheeling, Staff Writer
July 14, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

Last month, the non-profit corporation Three Spinners Inc. opened a community resource center at University YMCA as a part of the YMCA’s New American Welcome Center’s effort to build a more inclusive and welcoming community. “It’s a central location where people can come and access the things that th...

Mobile grocery shopping comes to campus

Mobile grocery shopping comes to campus

Wren Wheeling, Staff Writer
July 13, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

Beginning today, it will be possible for residents of Champaign County to do all of their grocery shopping online when the grocery-delivery service Instacart expands into the area. Instacart is an American company that allows people to order their groceries from various retailers using their app. T...

Big Church Night Out tour to stop in Champaign

Big Church Night Out tour to stop in Champaign

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
July 12, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

Several Christian music artists will come together for the Big Church Night Out tour, making an Oct. 15 stop at the State Farm Center in Champaign. Headlining the tour is the Newsboys. In addition, Sidewalk Prophets, 7eventh Time Down, Derek Minor and several others will be joining the stage for performances. Tickets...

University alumni launch ‘smart oven’

University alumni launch ‘smart oven’

Wren Wheeling, Staff Writer
July 11, 2017
Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase

A team of 13 people, including five University graduates, have created a smart oven that makes it possible to balance convenience, health and taste perfectly in every meal. The Tovala Smart Oven, which launched on Tuesday for $369 on the company’s website, can cook Tovala’s pre-prepared meal...

MCORE resumes, Illini Union restaurants close temporarily

MCORE resumes, Illini Union restaurants close temporarily

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
July 7, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

After Illinois secured state funding on Thursday, the Illinois Department of Transportation confirmed that all MCORE projects will be able to resume, according to a press release sent out Friday morning. As construction resumes, all Illini Union food vendors will temporarily close from July 8 to 14 due to an inability to...

University to receive state funding as Illinois passes first budget in years

University to receive state funding as Illinois passes first budget in years

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
July 6, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, State, Top Stories

The Illinois House overrode Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a state budget on Thursday. Because both the Senate and House voted in favor, Illinois will have its first budget in two years. For University students, the end of the budget stalemate means the MCORE construction will resume on Green St. Construction...

Carle Illinois College of Medicine adds to leadership team

Carle Illinois College of Medicine adds to leadership team

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
July 6, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

Blair Rowitz, MD, and Jarrod Almaroad, MD, are permanently joining the Carle Illinois College of Medicine senior leadership team, according to a press release. Rowitz is serving as associate dean for clinical affairs, and Almaroad is serving as director of clinical science. Both positions are the...

Alleged kidnapper denied bail; once described his ‘ideal victim’

Alleged kidnapper denied bail; once described his ‘ideal victim’

Samantha Jones Toal and Wren Wheeling
July 5, 2017
Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Brendt Christensen, the man accused of kidnapping Yingying Zhang, was denied bail by U.S. Magistrate Judge Eric Long during a hearing on July 5. After prosecutor Bryan Freres laid out evidence, Long denied Christensen bail, stating he is a flight risk and a potential threat to the community. While ...

MCORE project halts as state enters third year without budget

MCORE project halts as state enters third year without budget

Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief
July 5, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

It was a bit more quiet on Green St. since campus construction was halted this past weekend, as Illinois went into its third fiscal year without a budget. The Illinois Department of Transportation shut down its state-let programs, which includes the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Program (MCORE)...

Halfway House – an unknown campus landmark

Halfway House – an unknown campus landmark

Samantha Jones Toal, Brand Manager
July 3, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

It’s been nearly three years since Halfway House has been missing — and now, after the completion of the Natural History Building, it’s back on campus. But to many students and University fans alike, this means little to nothing. After asking over 20 sunbathers on the Main Quad, not a s...

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