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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 »

Lindsay Johnson’s pre-trial date set for Feb. 21

Lindsay Johnson’s pre-trial date set for Feb. 21

Vivienne Henning, Assistant Daytime Editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, Crime, News

On Tuesday morning, at the Champaign County Courthouse, it was announced that the former University student charged with murdering her son, Lindsay Johnson's, pre-trial date was set for Feb. 21, said Julie Ogle from the Champaign County office. On March 13, officers had found Johnson, then sophomore in ACES, near the Music Building ... Read more »

University Housing contract limits students’ ability to opt out

University Housing contract limits students’ ability to opt out

Jessica Berbey, Staff Writer
January 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Prior to October 2016, students living in residence halls had six months to opt out of their housing contract. Now, they only have 30 days.   In other words, if a student wants to change their housing plans, they now have 30 days to do so after signing their housing contract. Alma Sealine, direc... 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 »

Updated: Interim Provost Ed Feser leaving University for Oregon State

Updated: Interim Provost Ed Feser leaving University for Oregon State

Angelica LaVito, Staff writer
January 10, 2017
Filed under Administration, Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Ed Feser, interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost, is leaving the University for Oregon State University. Feser will start as Oregon State’s provost and executive vice president Feb. 28, replacing Ron Adams, who has served as interim since July 1. Feser has served as interim vi... Read more »

Illini Alert: High pressure gas leak reported near Krannert

Illini Alert: High pressure gas leak reported near Krannert

Aaron Navarro, Assistant Daytime News Editor
December 27, 2016
Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

A high pressure natural gas leak was reported in the 1110 block of West Oregon street, near the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, according to an Illini-Alert issued by the University of Illinois Police Department Tuesday around noon. The alert said to avoid the area and that there are no ... Read more »

Two University professors awarded NEH fellowship

Two University professors awarded NEH fellowship

Jessica Berbey, Contributing Writer
December 26, 2016
Filed under Campus, News

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowships for 2017 have been awarded to two University professors: Carol Symes and Erik McDuffie. The NEH awarded a total of 290 fellowships, totaling to 16.3 million dollars in grants. The National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent fede... Read more »

Cracked to open restaurant in location occupied by Antonio’s Pizza

Cracked to open restaurant in location occupied by Antonio’s Pizza

Joseph Longo, Assistant News Editor
December 23, 2016
Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Cracked, the breakfast food truck, announced over winter break that it will open a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Campustown. However, another campus business will be out of a location.  In a post on his personal Facebook page, owner Daniel Krause confirmed that Cracked will move into the space cu... Read more »

Illini Republicans president resigns after internal backlash

Illini Republicans president resigns after internal backlash

Adam Kaz, Staff Writer
December 12, 2016
Filed under Campus, News, Semester-in-Review

Former president of the Illini Republicans, Chris Piper, had a controversial semester. While in Marion, Illinois, working for a political campaign, members of his club doubted his leadership and asked for the resignation of himself and the current president and junior in LAS Stephanie Menezes. Me... Read more »

Student Senate implements new constitution

Student Senate implements new constitution

Gillian Dunlop, Staff Writer
December 12, 2016
Filed under ISS, News, Opinions, Semester-in-Review

From approving Indigenous People’s Day to the advocating for sexual assault awareness, the Illinois Student Senate made some big changes this semester. Perhaps one of the biggest changes the senate will enact next semester is the implementation of its new constitution. “The (new) constituti... Read more »