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UIPD investigates sexual assault against student by Uber driver

UIPD investigates sexual assault against student by Uber driver

By Therese Pokorney and Samantha Boyle

October 18, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, Crime, News

A University student was using Uber’s ride-share services when the driver pulled over in a parking lot and sexually assaulted the student around 1:20 a.m. Wednesday, according to a Campus Safety Notice sent out Thursday. The University Police Department is currently working with Uber in an inve...

RSOs differ in midterm pre-election approaches

RSOs differ in midterm pre-election approaches

By Madalyn Velisaris, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

Multiple partisan and nonpartisan student groups on campus are working on voter registration and campaign efforts as the midterm election approaches. Combining resources, Illini Democrats is working with an Illinois Student Government task force, a nonpartisan group, creating a space where students can com...

UI seeks to adopt reusable straws

UI seeks to adopt reusable straws

By Madelyn Foster, Assistant News Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

The 2015 video of marine biologist Christine Figgener pulling a straw from the nostril of a sea turtle while it bled circulated the internet, gaining more than 30 million views on YouTube and inspiring conversations and legislation to ban single-use plastic straws. Now, Espresso Royale and the University are ...

Household income data shows historical disparity

Household income data shows historical disparity

By Sana Khadilkar, Contributing Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

A recently released data set highlights a stark divide in household incomes between the University and the communities north of campus, revealing the effects of historical disparity. The Opportunity Atlas is a study that mapped the household incomes of people born between 1978 and 1983, taking int...

Milk label removal sparks concern

Milk label removal sparks concern

By YooJin Son, Contributing Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

Starbucks began enforcing a policy change in early July that removes labels from milk pitchers behind the counter, raising concerns about cross-contamination in its drinks. The unannounced policy change was brought into the public spotlight on July 10 when a Washington Starbucks barista, Coralee ...

Illini Tower residents call for resolution of flooding

Illini Tower residents call for resolution of flooding

By Zihan Wang, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


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

Three weeks after several floors were flooded at Illini Tower, students whose rooms were affected still have no idea when they will be able to return to their original suites. They are frustrated by the housing facility’s response. The first to fourth floors of Illini Tower, a private certified housing faci...

New book studies friction between religion, family law

New book studies friction between religion, family law

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 17, 2018


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

“The Contested Place of Religion in Family Law,” a new book edited by University Law professor Robin Wilson, along with several contributions by University faculty, examines the modern culture war between family law and religion after the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case. The Supreme Court deci...

Bashir named College of Engineering dean

Bashir named College of Engineering dean

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 16, 2018


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, News, Top Stories

Bioengineering professor Rashid Bashir has been named the next dean of the College of Engineering, the University announced Wednesday. Bashir will succeed Andreas Cangellaris, who has been the Engineering dean since August 2013. Bashir will officially take over November 1, pending approval by the U...

Fortnite sparks new campus RSO

Fortnite sparks new campus RSO

By Jose Zepeda, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

Student players of the hit video game Fortnite who are looking to interact with fellow players on campus can now join Fortnite Frenzy, a new registered student organization created specifically for players of the online, cooperative shooter-survival game.  “There is a market for people who want to ...

Student events to increase breast cancer awareness

Student events to increase breast cancer awareness

By Julie Kang, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News

University students are working to make a difference in the lives of others by spreading awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Colleges Against Cancer at the University is hosting events and fundraisers for students to participate in throughout the month. Jake Feiger, junior i...

Orthodox students find balance in college lifestyle

Orthodox students find balance in college lifestyle

By Ashley Fu, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

Members of the Orthodox Christian Fellowship are hoping to spread awareness about their religion during Orthodox Awareness Month. Marika Maggos, vice president of external affairs for OCF and senior in LAS, said, “(Orthodoxy) is pretty much incorporated into my culture, so for me, coming into coll...

UI supercomputer to display simulation of two black holes colliding

UI supercomputer to display simulation of two black holes colliding

By The Daily Illini staff report

October 12, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Science & Technology

For the first time, a simulation ran on the Blue Waters supercomputer at the University will display what it would look like if two black holes were to collide. “These simulations help understand how galaxies collide and merge, which is important to understand how our own galaxy formed,” the Blue Wate...

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