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Urbana Police Department investigate hit-and-run on University Avenue

Vivienne Henning, Assistant Daytime Editor
August 31, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

A hit-and-run occurred in the 100 block of East University Avenue around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday.  Urbana police officers received a report of someone lying in the street near the intersection of Broadway Avenue and University Avenue. The officers found the victim, a 54-year-old male, lying part... Read more »

Art exhibit reveals racial injustice with “Hooded Truths” at University YMCA

Art exhibit reveals racial injustice with “Hooded Truths” at University YMCA

Ashni Gandhi, Staff Writer
August 31, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, News

For Candace Hunter, the hoodie is more than an article of clothing. It’s a symbol of racial injustice and blackness in the United States. Hunter, a Chicago-based collage artist, displays various images through the use of the common hoodie in her exhibit “Hooded Truths”, which was unveiled at the U... Read more »

UIPD reminds campus of sexual assault resources after three assaults reported

UIPD reminds campus of sexual assault resources after three assaults reported

Megan Jones, Staff Writer
August 31, 2016
Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

The University of Illinois Police Department is reminding students, faculty and staff of sexual assault resources available on campus, following three sexual assault incidents reported in August. The University has various places to report sexual assault when someone is ready to do so, the statement... Read more »

Police Blotter for August 30, 2016

Police Blotter for August 30, 2016

Aaron Navarro, Assistant Daytime News Editor
August 31, 2016
Filed under Crime, News

Champaign  A “peeping tom” was reported in the 1600 block of Clover Ln. around 4 a.m. Sunday. According to the report, the 29-year-old male suspect was removing window screens from homes and looking into the windows.  Delivery of alcohol to a minor was reported at Brother’s Bar on the... Read more »

Police offering $1,000 reward for information on bank robber

Police offering $1,000 reward for information on bank robber

Daily Illini Staff Report
August 30, 2016
Filed under Crime, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Champaign Police responded to a reported bank robbery at Central Illinois Bank, 302 W. Springfield Ave., at about 12:22 p.m. Tuesday. According to staff at the bank, the suspect entered the bank and then demanded money. The suspect implied that he had a weapon, but no weapon was displayed. After ... Read more »

University team claims second in Biomedical Engineering Design Challenge

University team claims second in Biomedical Engineering Design Challenge

Vivienne Henning, Assistant Daytime News Editor
August 30, 2016
Filed under Campus, News

Teams of undergraduate engineering students from universities all across the country competed in the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams Challenge (DEBUT), with the University of Illinois’s team claiming second place. The University’s team earned the... Read more »

Champaign Police Department seeking tips to catch MTD bus thief

Champaign Police Department seeking tips to catch MTD bus thief

Vivienne Henning, Assistant Daytime Editor
August 30, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Uncategorized

The Champaign Police Department (CPD) is in need of assistance and cooperation from the public to help them catch the perpetrator of a theft. On July 18, around 3:30 p.m., a black male suspect, while riding an MTD bus, took the victim’s wallet and deposited it into his backpack and then exited t... Read more »

The best times and worst times to eat lunch at the Illini Union cafeteria

The best times and worst times to eat lunch at the Illini Union cafeteria

Claire Hettinger, News Editor
August 30, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

Short breaks between classes around lunchtime can make it difficult for students to grab a bite to eat. The Illini Union is a good place on campus to go, considering it is the only building on the Main Quad with restaurants. But with only five restaurants in the basement, it can be hard to have enough... Read more »

King Li selected for University College of Medicine dean

King Li selected for University College of Medicine dean

Megan Jones, Staff Writer
August 30, 2016
Filed under Administration, News, Top Stories

Update 10:30 a.m.: The Carle Illinois College of Medicine has its inaugural dean. Interim Provost Edward Feser and Carle Health System Chief Medical Officer Matthew Gibb announced Dr. King Li will hold the position as of Oct. 1 to University faculty and students in a Massmail Tuesday morning. “Dr... Read more »

Police Blotter for August 29, 2016

Police Blotter for August 29, 2016

Vivienne Henning, Assistant Daytime Editor
August 30, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Crime, News

Champaign An aggravated battery was reported at Red Lion in the 200 block of East Green Street around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. According to the report, the victim was battered by at least three currently unidentified offenders. A theft was reported at Chester Street Bar in the 00 block of Ches... Read more »

University struggles with retention, 73 faculty resign in 2016

University struggles with retention, 73 faculty resign in 2016

Megan Jones, Staff writer
August 30, 2016
Filed under Administration, Campus, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Just as students come and go each year, professors on the Champaign-Urbana campus have been doing the same, but at a higher rate than in the past. Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson said faculty retention has been a big focus this year. The number of retention cases, when faculty members give noti... Read more »

Undergraduate Library undergoing renovations for entrance doors, Espresso Royale, main library tunnel

Undergraduate Library undergoing renovations for entrance doors, Espresso Royale, main library tunnel

Adam Kaz, Staff Writer
August 30, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

Students studying on campus will have a much easier time getting into the Undergraduate Library. After 47 years of use, the UGL doors are being replaced. Construction on the building began on May 16 and should be completed this week, said Assistant Dean of Libraries for Facilities Jeff Schrader. The... Read more »