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Presumptive chancellor attended welcome reception

Presumptive chancellor attended welcome reception

Claire Hettinger, News Editor
July 20, 2016
Filed under Administration, News

The University community got its first glimpse of the presumptive new chancellor Wednesday morning. Dr. Robert J. Jones’s welcome ceremony packed a ballroom at the Illini Union.   https://twitter.com/ClaireHettinger/status/755779051332243456     Leaders of many campus... Read more »

Enjoying your Fourth of July weekend safely

Enjoying your Fourth of July weekend safely

Daily Illini Staff Report
June 30, 2016
Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News

Aside from the excitement of cookouts and fireworks displays, there are many preventable hazards in association with our nation's Independence Day. The American Red Cross issued a series of safety instructions for those who may be present around fireworks and large bodies of water over the holiday weekend. “Many... Read more »

Randolph Street to be closed next week

Daily Illini Staff Report
June 30, 2016
Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News

One northbound lane of Randolph Street will be shut down from Tuesday, July 5 through Thursday, July 7. The closure will cause traffic to be reduced to one lane between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. as electrical work is continued for Ameren Illinois on the street. The work will be done to preve... Read more »

Community Health class added in light of recent tragedy

Daily Illini Staff Report
June 30, 2016
Filed under Campus, News

In the wake of the Orlando tragedy, the College of Applied Health Science has added a new course for the fall. The course title is Trauma, Diversity, and Resilience (CHLH 494). The class will meet every Tuesday to discuss the effects trauma has on society’s public health through the use of recours... Read more »

Eichelberger to be inducted into 4-H Hall of Fame

Eichelberger to be inducted into 4-H Hall of Fame

Daily Illini Staff Report
June 29, 2016
Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase

An influential alumna will become one of 322 in the national 4-H Hall of Fame. Lila Jeanne Eichelberger will be inducted into the 2016 Hall of Fame Class in October. The ceremony will take place in Chevy Chase, Maryland. “A woman of remarkable grace, Lila Jeanne tirelessly campaigns with her time, ene... Read more »

Journalism alumnus wins Edward R. Murrow Award

Daily Illini Staff Report
June 28, 2016
Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Illinois journalism alumnus Charlie Meyerson, MS ’78 Media, was recently honored by the Radio Television Digital News Association for his involvement in an audio investigative report on glass desks exploding. Along with former Rivet Radio producers Jonah Meadows and Elizabeth Giadans, Meyerson received... Read more »

Fire Department to conduct victim rescue drill

Fire Department to conduct victim rescue drill

Daily Illini Staff Report
June 26, 2016
Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News

On June 28, 29, and 30, 2016 the Champaign Fire Department in conjunction with Carle Arrow Ambulance, Presence PRO Ambulance, and both the Champaign and Parkland Police Departments will be conducting victim rescue drills at Parkland College in Champaign. According to the press release, crews will be... Read more »

CEBES co-coordinator Anita Ortiz to visit campus

Daily Illini Staff Report
June 26, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, News

Anita Ortiz, the co-coordinator at the Christian Base Community of El Salvador (CEBES) and a member of the people’s struggle movement will be visiting Urbana-Champaign on Monday, June 27 at 12:30 pm at La Casa Cultural Latina. Anita has held her position at CEBES for over 25 years, and according to a p... Read more »

Daily Illini News Update: June 25

Daily Illini News Update: June 25

Ryan Wilson, Staff writer
June 25, 2016
Filed under Crime, Gymnastics, Local, Men's Sports, News, Sports

https://soundcloud.com/user-6936882/daily-illini-news-update-june-25 TRANSCRIPT: The Illini Union is adding a pretzel chain to its menu of restaurants. Aunt Annie’s is joining the mix for its second location in Champaign. A press release says the new eatery was the top snack request by Illinois... Read more »

Urbana medical cannabis dispensary expects Labor Day opening

Joe Longo, Assistant News editor
June 25, 2016
Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News

A second medical cannabis dispensary is expected to open in Champaign-Urbana by Labor Day. NuMed Rx filed for permitting Thursday morning to begin construction on the site of a former Blockbuster at 105 East University Avenue. “The time is right to move forward as Illinois’ medical cannabis program is mat... Read more »

Auntie Anne’s to open in the Illini Union

Auntie Anne’s to open in the Illini Union

Daily Illini Staff Report
June 23, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, Top Stories

The chain restaurant will open late this summer before school resumes in the fall. It will be located in the newly renovated southwest corner across from Jamba Juice and the Illini Union Tech Zone. “The Illini Union endeavors to meet the requests of students, and we listened,” A release from the... Read more »

La Casa Cultural Latina murals to be moved to Chicago

La Casa Cultural Latina murals to be moved to Chicago

Daily Illini Staff Report
June 22, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, News, Showcase

The La Casa Cultural Latina murals will leave campus, but will stay preserved. The University will remove the art from the center located on Chalmers Street and move it to the Parma Conservation in Chicago. Terry Dowd will complete the project. The murals, originally painted in 1974, were an effor... Read more »