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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 ...

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...

Illinois universities pledge to end racial, income graduation gaps by 2025

Illinois universities pledge to end racial, income graduation gaps by 2025

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 16, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, News

The University has joined 24 other colleges and universities across Illinois to help more working-class students receive college degrees by 2025. The project, named Illinois Equity in Attainment Initiative and launched by nonprofit organization Partnership for College Completion, aims to eliminate...

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 ...

LSAT to go digital starting July 2019

LSAT to go digital starting July 2019

By Karen Liu, News Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

The Law School Admissions Test is finally following in the footsteps of other graduate school entrance exams, as it becomes digital by July 2019. Kellye Testy, president and CEO of the Law School Admission Council, said many testing centers have been using computer-based formats since the test-takers are...

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...

Krannert device to aid hearing

Krannert device to aid hearing

By Clare Budin, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Science & Technology

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts has implemented a new listening system, in hopes of making performances more accessible to people who are hard of hearing. For over three and a half years, Alec LaBau, Krannert Center’s assistant audio director, and his team have worked to replace an outda...

Former NASA astronaut selected as Homecoming Grand Marshal

Former NASA astronaut selected as Homecoming Grand Marshal

By The Daily Illini staff report

October 12, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Uncategorized

Former NASA astronaut, U.S. Navy captain and University alumnus Scott Altman was selected to serve as the grand marshal for the annual Homecoming Parade, which will be on Friday.  “It is an awesome opportunity to select one of our great alumni to serve this role and to be able to provide oppor...

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