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Professor shines light on CU food insecurity

Professor shines light on CU food insecurity

By Erin Cady, Contributing Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture

The issue of food insecurity focuses on people who do not have easy access to affordable and nutritious food. Craig Gundersen, professor in ACES, has spent his career conducting research on national food insecurity. He suggests students at more prestigious universities should not be the primary population...

Sustainability RSO provides project funding

Sustainability RSO provides project funding

By Courtney Stone, Contributing Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture

Across the country, universities strive to take initiatives to implement sustainability on campus. The Student Sustainability Committee gives the University a chance to reach this goal. SSC is a student-led committee dedicated to reviewing both student and faculty sustainability project ideas for p...

Campus Charitable Fund Drive promotes spirit of giving

Campus Charitable Fund Drive promotes spirit of giving

By Sam Schrage, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

Alma Sealine has experienced the power of community support first-hand. Sealine was diagnosed with breast cancer within the first six months of arriving at the University but was fortunate enough to receive community support that helped her throughout her recovery. Now, Sealine, University housing director an...

Kennedy Browne exhibit critiques 21st century

Kennedy Browne exhibit critiques 21st century

By Tristan Jacobs, Contributing Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture, Showcase, Top Stories

On top of the tallest building in Dublin, an actor sharpens a pencil to the nub. In a green room, another actor reads a script drawn from the Dell employee blog that details the firing of an entire division, while in the corner, young boys are celebrated for disabling their cribs and dropping out of sc...

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...

Jim James headlines Get Out The Vote concert at Canopy Club

Jim James headlines Get Out The Vote concert at Canopy Club

By Sidney Madden, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture

With less than a month until the 2018 midterm elections, candidates and both partisan and nonpartisan RSOs continue to encourage students to register to vote. Jim James, the lead singer of the rock band My Morning Jacket, is headlining “The Future is Voting Tour,” coming to the Canopy Club on Wednesda...

Retreat educates students in social justice

Retreat educates students in social justice

By Megan Bradley, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture

Students are being offered a two-day opportunity to get off campus and learn skills about social change and leadership. The Organizing Change Student Leadership Retreat will take place Oct. 20-21 and is open to any student with an interest in creating change or exploring social justice issues. Stude...

TAMID provides experiential student learning through the Israeli economy

TAMID provides experiential student learning through the Israeli economy

By Amanda Rhee, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Student Organizations

Two University students, Dylan Abrams, junior in ACES, and Lucas Marks, junior in Business, co-founded the TAMID Beta Chapter at Illinois this fall. TAMID is a national professional business organization with 53 chapters across the country. The organization promotes student experiential learning by worki...

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...

CU invests in Boneyard Creek improvements

By Vishesh Anand, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture

When Boneyard Creek first appeared on the map back in 1858, it was believed that locals took offense to such a name for this silvery, clean tributary of the Saline river. Initially, it was known as Silver Creek to Native Americans who were settled around its banks, but the origin of the ‘Boneyard...

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...

University research team implements data collection system

University research team implements data collection system

By Sarah O'Beirne, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

What began as a research project to collect data from beehives has expanded into a large-scale research project spread across multiple fields and colleges. WaggleNet is a data collecting device. Its small size and universal connectivity allows it to be placed in any area such as a beehive, greenhouse or in a...

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