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CU Hack Night aims to solve community problems

CU Hack Night aims to solve community problems

Meral Aycicek, Assistant Special Sections Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

The web has, from its founding, been a source of knowledge. Now, it is more than that — it is a source of data. Open data websites and computerized public records provide free, raw data to any interested party. Additionally, open source software, like Hadoop and WEKA, supplies anyone with an internet...

Q&A: Illinois student by day, satellite engineer by night

Q&A: Illinois student by day, satellite engineer by night

Mike O’Neill, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

Dawn Haken is a junior studying electrical engineering at the University. While many students spend their time outside of class as leisurely as they can, Haken and a small team of engineering students strategize the best way to power their NASA-funded satellite, which is set to launch in 2018. Haken and h...

InSPIRE aims to make long-term impact with solar energy

InSPIRE aims to make long-term impact with solar energy

Mike O’Neill, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

During Welcome Week in August, thousands of students went to Quad Day to find the RSOs that were right for them. Booths ranged from club sports to professional fraternities, religious groups to social clubs. As engineering students pushed through the swarms of people, they may have missed a small booth for...

Space Anchor: UI team challenged to design tools to use in space

Space Anchor: UI team challenged to design tools to use in space

Brooke Eberle, Special Sections Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

Designing tools that could one day be used in space is quite a lofty goal, but one small group on campus aims to do this every year. The Illinois Space Society has six different projects that an interested student can join. One of these projects is a yearly NASA challenge called Micro-g. Students are ...

Illini EcoConcept aims to rank nationally in car competition

Illini EcoConcept aims to rank nationally in car competition

Brooke Eberle, Special Sections Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

Each year, an RSO called Illini EcoConcept builds a new car in six to seven months to compete in the Shell Eco-marathon competition. It’s not just any car: one that is eco-friendly and does not run on traditional gas. Illini EcoConcept submits their car into the hydrogen fuel cell class of the Urban Co...

Research shows similar responses in honeybees and individuals with autism

Research shows similar responses in honeybees and individuals with autism

Isra Rahman, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

At first glance, honeybees and humans could not be more different. However, new research indicates that there may be similarities between the behavioral traits of the two. In a study conducted by the Institute for Genomic Biology, researchers studied reaction trends in honeybees after they were exposed t...

Student Space Systems aims to launch rocket into space

Student Space Systems aims to launch rocket into space

Brooke Eberle, Special Sections Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Special Sections, Technograph

When Student Space Systems say they aim high, they mean it literally. SSS is an engineering organization with the single goal of building a rocket that can launch into space. The closest they have gotten so far was when they launched a Phase III rocket in 2016 that went up 36,000 feet – around the...

New campus apartments size up to competition

New campus apartments size up to competition

Bianca Reyes, Staff writer

August 29, 2017


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Welcome Back

An increase in student enrollment creates the need for more student housing. This summer, several new apartment housing options popped up around the C-U area. From new properties to upgraded amenities, each housing option has an increased level of competition. Some companies have even added new amenities...

If you get rid of a decades old tradition, of course people will be mad

If you get rid of a decades old tradition, of course people will be mad

Cole Henke, Sports Editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Sports, Welcome Back, Welcome Back Guide

The University of Illinois screwed up by retiring the "War Chant" song. But they didn’t screw up with the actual decision itself. It is the justification for the retirement that was botched. The statement released by the athletic department on Thursday said the song was retired because the University...

‘They’re not real’ UI says of party rankings

‘They’re not real’ UI says of party rankings

Jessica Berbey, Assistant daytime editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Special Sections, Welcome Back, Welcome Back Guide

Historically, the University has been ranked as a top 10 party school in The Princeton Review’s “The Best 382 Colleges.” Last year it was ranked as No. 3 in the country, and the year before, it claimed the No. 1 position. This year, however, the University’s rankings fell to No. 14. Robin Ka...

Student body not consulted with logo changes

Student body not consulted with logo changes

Gillian Dunlop, Assistant news editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, News, Special Sections, Welcome Back, Welcome Back Guide

University officials have begun implementing a new block “I” logo as a way to better promote unity within the campus community. However, the change was made without consulting students. “We are going back to our roots,” said Robin Kaler, associate chancellor for public affairs. “That ima...

Changes from summer construction can be noticed around campus as students return

Changes from summer construction can be noticed around campus as students return

Vivienne Henning, Assistant news editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, News, Special Sections, Welcome Back, Welcome Back Guide

As a majority of students left campus for the summer, many construction projects took place all over campus—most, but not all, had the intention of being completed before students returned. One of the most notable is the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement, or MCORE project, that began in March. The MCOR...

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