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Program connects international and domestic students

Program connects international and domestic students

By Anna Pevey, Contributing Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Showcase, Top Stories

Raised in Shanghai, China, Yun Shi came to the U.S. as an international student. Shi is now the Program Director for International Education and the head of the Global Leaders for Orange and Blue Engagement program at the University, an organization that brings domestic and international students toge...

Illini beat Badgers in away rematch

Illini beat Badgers in away rematch

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Top Stories, Top Stories, Volleyball, Women's Sports

Just one week after losing to Wisconsin in Huff Hall, the Illinois volleyball team had a chance to flip the script. The No. 7 Illini headed to Madison to battle the No. 8 Badgers and picked up their first win of the year against a top-10 Big Ten team. The game started the same way as the last one, w...

LSAT to go digital starting July 2019

LSAT to go digital starting July 2019

By Karen Liu, News Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

The Law School Admissions Test is finally following in the footsteps of other graduate school entrance exams, as it becomes digital by July 2019. Kellye Testy, president and CEO of the Law School Admission Council, said many testing centers have been using computer-based formats since the test-takers are...

Illini show promise with new starters in open practice

Illini show promise with new starters in open practice

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Sports Top Stories, Top Stories

For Brad Underwood and the Illinois men’s basketball team, the Homecoming open practice didn’t mean much on the court, but it did provide an audience at Ubben Saturday morning that was eager to see the new-look Illini. In front of a crowd, Underwood ran his team on offense and defense, running dr...

Digital LSAT exam will expand test accessibility

Digital LSAT exam will expand test accessibility

By Alice Lee, Columnist

October 15, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

To be quite honest, I seem to be of a dying breed of college students who still prefer paper-and-pen note-taking over the click-clacking of computer keyboards. While typing notes may be more efficient, handwritten notes boost memory retention. It seems the Law School Admission Council found the efficiency aspec...

Miga’s new executive chef bridges Asian, Midwestern cuisine

Miga’s new executive chef bridges Asian, Midwestern cuisine

By Lillian Barkley, Senior Reporter

October 15, 2018


Filed under Food & Restaurants, Life & Culture, Top Stories

It’s one hour until Miga’s Thursday dinner service. There aren’t any customers in the Champaign Asian-fusion restaurant yet, which has no available reservations, but the kitchen is bustling to prepare for the night. The kitchen is small, made smaller by clear plastic tubs of panko, shining...

Editorial | Don’t let political polarization consume you

Editorial | Don’t let political polarization consume you

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

October 11, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

Who would’ve thought that in 2018 simply saying who you support politically is crossing the line? Politics no longer considers compromise or fairness. Whichever side you stand by, the other now considers you an enemy. If you’re not with them, you’re against them. We’re now choosing sides based...

AJ Bush gives Illini needed boost

AJ Bush gives Illini needed boost

By Tatiania Perry, Staff writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports, Sports Top Stories, Top Stories

Illinois has had two notable running quarterbacks in its recent history: Nate Scheelhaase and Isiah “Juice” Williams. In his time at Illinois, AJ Bush has put himself in the conversation with such players, and he's only played three games in the orange and blue. The graduate transfer came to I...

Married professors at UI share their experiences

Married professors at UI share their experiences

By Elizabeth Lawlor, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

Professors Robert “Bob” and Cathy Murphy met and fell in love at the University. Cathy was a freshman and lived in Hopkins Hall on the first floor. One afternoon, Cathy ran into an upperclassman in her dorm. Little did she know, she had met the one. Bob was a math major at the University, while Cathy was a che...

Faculty lacks diversity despite University efforts

Faculty lacks diversity despite University efforts

By Heather Schlitz, Assistant News Editor

October 11, 2018


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus Life, News, Showcase, Top Stories

As the University was lauded for admitting a record number of freshmen from underrepresented groups this year, the ranks of faculty and administrators in the eight largest colleges on campus continue to be dominated by men and white people. Though the Office for Access and Equity has implemented myri...

Day in the life of building service workers

Day in the life of building service workers

By Min Cheong Kim, Contributing Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

Twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, Building Service Workers (BSW) unlock the buildings at the University in the morning, and they lock it back up at night. Their job is only noticed when something is not done. The workers have standard duties of emptying the trash and cleaning restrooms, but...

Universities partner together to recruit southern Illinois students

Universities partner together to recruit southern Illinois students

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 10, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, State, Top Stories

Around 170 southern Illinois high school and community college students attended the Salute to Illinois Scholars, a college fair and luncheon, to connect with admissions and academic staff from around the state, including the University System, Eastern Illinois and Southern Illinois Universities at Carbon...

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