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Criminal history question may be prohibited from admissions process

Criminal history question may be prohibited from admissions process

Leon Li, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, State

Public colleges and universities in Illinois may soon be prohibited from considering criminal history during the admissions process. The Criminal History in College Applications Act, HB 3142, has been passed by the Illinois House and is awaiting Senate vote. Many college applications, including the Com...

Vice President for economic development and innovation chosen

Vice President for economic development and innovation chosen

Jessica Berbey, Assistant Daytime Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Administration, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, State, Top Stories

Edward Seidel has been appointed vice president for economic development and innovation for the University of Illinois System. “It is really an honor to be asked to take on this role for the university system, which includes all three campuses at Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield,” Seidel sai...

US suspends expedited processing for H-1B work visas; University endures repercussions

US suspends expedited processing for H-1B work visas; University endures repercussions

Luke Cooper, Staff Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, State

University job positions may be empty starting this fall as the United States government has issued a temporary suspension of expedited application processing for H-1B visas, which allow skilled foreigners to work for companies and institutions within the country. This expedited processing, referred ...

Habitat for Humanity of Champaign to build 100th house

Habitat for Humanity of Champaign to build 100th house

Sabrina Yan, Staff Writer
April 13, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, State

Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County is going to build their 100th house in the local community. A new house project located on 1408 W. Hill St. has already started initial construction, and the walls of the house are planned to be raised on May 1. Habitat for Humanity is an international org...

Community celebrates 150 years of University, donates 150,000 meals

Community celebrates 150 years of University, donates 150,000 meals

Karen Liu, Staff Writer
April 10, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase, State

Two thousand community members came together at Memorial Stadium on Saturday with the intention of packing 150,000 meals for local food shelters during the fifth annual Community and Campus Day of Service. “We do 1,000 meals for every year this school is established,” said Sam Okrent, vice presi...

Former University student gets 10 years in prison after killing newborn

Former University student gets 10 years in prison after killing newborn

Jessica Bursztynsky, News Editor
April 7, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Showcase, State

Former University student Lindsay Johnson pleaded guilty to endangering the life of her child and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Johnson suffocated her newborn son on March 13, 2016. On April 12, she was criminally charged with first-degree murder, child endangerment and concealment of a homi...

Oooh Wee Sweet Tea business gives back to black community

Oooh Wee Sweet Tea business gives back to black community

Taylor Howard, Contributing Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, State, Top Stories

Leeandre Mahomes, freshman in LAS, is balancing more than school work this semester. He opened his Oooh Wee Sweet Tea business, located on the upstairs level of Mia Za’s, on Jan. 16,  as a way to give back to the black community. “I am a firm believer in black ownership,” Mahomes said. “This could create more ...

Diane Marlin wins Urbana mayoral race

Diane Marlin wins Urbana mayoral race

Andrea Flores, Assistant Daytime Editor
April 4, 2017
Filed under Champaign-Urbana, Local, News, Showcase, State

Diane Marlin trumped Rex Bradfield in the April 4 Urbana mayoral race, winning with 86 percent of the vote in all 23 precincts, according to the Champaign County clerk’s office. Marlin believes that “Urbana is a city with a heart and unique personality,” according to her mayoral race website...

University students advocate for higher education in Springfield

University students advocate for higher education in Springfield

Daily Illini Staff Report
March 29, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, State

Over 200 University of Illinois students are expected to meet on March 29 with state legislators for the University of Illinois Student Day at the Capitol in Springfield to encourage funding for both the University of Illinois and higher education systems. Students from all three University of Ill...

Jesse White Mobile Unit brings office services to University, C-U community

Jesse White Mobile Unit brings office services to University, C-U community

Daily Illini Staff Report
March 29, 2017
Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Life & Culture, News, Showcase, State

University students will be able to take advantage of office services from the Jesse White Secretary of State Mobile Unit on March 29 in room 407 of the Illini Union from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Mobile Unit will include several different services, including vehicle sticker sales, organ and tissue donor regi...

University reacts to Trump’s “fake news” tweets

University reacts to Trump’s “fake news” tweets

Andrea Flores, Staff Reporter
March 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, State

Since Inauguration Day, U.S. President Donald Trump has tweeted about the news media almost 30 times. “Fake news” has become a common phrase, especially when referring to outlets like CNN and The New York Times. Scott Althaus, political science professor and director for the Cline Center for...

Chancellor Robert Jones personally invites Obama to campus

Chancellor Robert Jones personally invites Obama to campus

Luke Cooper, Staff Writer
March 9, 2017
Filed under Administration, Campus, News, State

Chancellor Robert Jones has reached out to former U.S. President Barack Obama to invite him to the University's 2017 Commencement Ceremony. "We have invited President Obama several times," said Robin Kaler, University spokeswoman. "This year, students got involved to offer additional encouragement for ...

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