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Whitman, Smith, enthusiastic about new facilities

Whitman, Smith, enthusiastic about new facilities

August 28, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

A month after delaying the original proposal of renovating Memorial Stadium and unveiling a 107,000-square-foot, $79.2 million football facility, both Athletic Director Josh Whitman and head football coach Lovie Smith had more time to express their excitement for the new facilities at Big Ten Media Days....

Police blotter for Aug. 27

Police blotter for Aug. 27

August 27, 2017


Filed under Crime, News, Special Sections, Uncategorized, Welcome Back, Welcome Back Guide

Champaign A burglary from a motor vehicle was reported in the 1200 block of West Clark Street around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday. According to the report, an unknown offender stole from the victim’s unlocked vehicle. A burglary from a motor vehicle was reported in the 3900 block of Tallgrass Drive around 7...

Student government swears in new officers

Student government swears in new officers

Leon Li, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, ISS, News, Uncategorized

The Illinois Student Government swore in new senators and officers Wednesday evening, including student body President Raneem Shamseldin, junior in Business, and Vice President Joseph Domanski, junior in LAS. Speaker of the Senate Sam LeRoy, junior in Business, and director of the Senate Gabby Gende...

Latinx students’ 1992 protest sparks solidarity

Latinx students’ 1992 protest sparks solidarity

Tatiana Rodriguez, Columnist

April 20, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Uncategorized

Though the University likes to boast an image of diversity, it never mentions its dark history of police brutality and the silencing of brown and black students on campus. The University showed its true, violent colors on May 5, 1992, when Latinx students gathered in the Henry Administration Building...

Couples come together to enjoy Ebertfest

Couples come together to enjoy Ebertfest

Annabeth Carlson, Staff Writer

April 19, 2017


Filed under Ebertfest, Uncategorized

One of the aspects of Ebertfest that makes it so special is the people in the seats. Some festival-goers are Champaign-Urbana locals, others are dedicated fans from out of town, and there are also University students who venture off campus and experience the world of Roger Ebert for the first time....

Second class of Ebert Fellows continue to learn

Second class of Ebert Fellows continue to learn

Masaki Sugimoto, Staff Writer

April 19, 2017


Filed under Ebertfest, Life & Culture, Uncategorized

In the second year of the program, the Roger Ebert fellowship is still equipping students with the skills to be successful film critics. The fellowship is hosted by the College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It places three University students to work with Chicago Tribune film ...

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