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Employee pay raises uncertain after federal court ruling

Employee pay raises uncertain after federal court ruling

Angelica LaVito, Staff Writer
December 2, 2016
Filed under Administration, News, Top Stories

The University is one of countless schools across the country scrambling after a federal court issued an injunction that delayed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime exemption rule, which was set to take effect Dec. 1.  The rule would have increased the threshold for overtime eligibi... Read more »

Police blotter for December 2, 2016

Police blotter for December 2, 2016

December 1, 2016
Filed under Crime, News

Champaign Disorderly conduct was reported in the 300 block of Chalmers Street around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday. According to the report, a solicitor for an energy company entered the victim’s apartment and made unwanted sexual advances toward the victim. Residential burglary was reported in 60... Read more »

Student senate discusses recommending IPAC agreement

Student senate discusses recommending IPAC agreement

Gillian Dunlop, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under Campus, ISS, News

The Illinois Student Senate discussed the potential recommendation of the Investment, Performance and Accountability Commitment, which was approved by the Board of Trustees earlier in November, among other things at its meeting Wednesday night.   The agreement, also known as IPAC, was presented by UI President... Read more »

Professor’s GoFundMe raising money for transgender rights goes viral

Professor’s GoFundMe raising money for transgender rights goes viral

Ashni Gandhi, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

When the results of the U.S. presidential election became clear, Assistant Professor in Gender and Women’s Studies Toby Beauchamp started a GoFundMe page to assist members of the transgender community in changing their legal names and genders. In just 19 days, the page has raised nearly $23,620. The goal... Read more »

Elections open for students to vote on ISS Constitution

Elections open for students to vote on ISS Constitution

Jessica Bursztynsky, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under Campus, ISS, News

Illinois students can vote on a new referendum proposed by the Commission on Constitutional Reform of the Illinois Student Senate. The ballot, accessible online at vote.illinois.edu, is open until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday. The proposed constitution, placed on the Fall 2016 Student Referendum, will allow I... Read more »

Red Herring hosts event against Dakota Access Pipeline

Red Herring hosts event against Dakota Access Pipeline

Jessica Bursztynsky and Vivienne Henning
December 1, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, News

Urbana restaurant The Red Herring is hosting a free solidarity concert at 6pm on Dec. 7 at the Channing Murray Foundation in support of those protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. The event, which is free to the public, will feature musical acts and presentations from community members who have... Read more »

To measure a major, look beyond enrollment numbers

To measure a major, look beyond enrollment numbers

Angelica LaVito, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under Administration, Campus, News, Showcase

Kirk Halverson ranks at the top of his class — and at the bottom. He is the only student at the University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the teaching of Latin. Halverson started as a mechanical engineering major and switched after his freshman year. He spent a good portion of that year doi... Read more »

Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity to rebuild 100-year-old house

Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity to rebuild 100-year-old house

Karen Liu, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under Campus, News

Since its founding in 1915, the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity has initiated over 2,000 brothers into the Chi Zeta Chapter at Illinois. Last year, the chapter celebrated its centennial at the University. Yet one main event stood out in the commemoration: The fraternity decided to rebuild its chapter house lo... Read more »

Police blotter for December 1

Police blotter for December 1

Sabrina Yan, Staff Reporter
December 1, 2016
Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign A residential burglary was reported in the 900 block of North Randolph Street around 1 a.m. Tuesday. According to the report, the unknown offender burglarized the victim’s residence and stole several items and damaged two windows. Some of the items stolen include: luggage, ammunition, com... Read more »

University to add 1,000 bike rack spaces on campus

University to add 1,000 bike rack spaces on campus

Ashley Harris, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

Bicyclists will soon have an easier time finding places to lock up. The University is adding 1,000 spaces of bike parking around campus. Renovations to improve bike safety and convenience are underway and will continue through next semester. Facilities and Services is adding U-shaped racks that crea... Read more »

Women’s Resource Center to host World AIDS Day

Women’s Resource Center to host World AIDS Day

Sabrina Yan, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

The University Women’s Resource Center is holding a workshop on HIV prevention and education this coming Friday for World AIDS Day. World AIDS Day is on on Dec. 1 and has occurred every year since 1988. The day’s purpose is to increase the global awareness and understanding of AIDS, as well as... Read more »

Plans for campus raise concerns about sustainability, cultural houses

Plans for campus raise concerns about sustainability, cultural houses

Megan Jones and Angelica LaVito, Staff Writers
November 30, 2016
Filed under Administration, News

University planners shared their vision for what the campus will look like over the next two to three decades at an open forum Wednesday night. Lauren Williams, landscape architect and urban designer, and Andy Vazzano, strategic planner, presented three ideas to reshape the physical layout at the C... Read more »