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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...

$1.2M YMCA campaign promotes sustainability

$1.2M YMCA campaign promotes sustainability

By Arnav Gupta, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

The University YMCA launched a $1.2 million campaign to revamp its historic 81-year-old building and to provide a more sustainable future for the organization. Although the campaign was officially announced to the public a little over two weeks ago, the YMCA has already accumulated $845,000 in pl...

University supports entrepreneurship, startups

University supports entrepreneurship, startups

By Avirup Kundu, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News

The University is ranked No. 10 internationally among schools for producing venture capital-backed entrepreneurs, according to PitchBook’s 2018-2019 report. The report bases its rankings on factors such as the amount of female startup founders, students who have startup companies valued at over $1 ...

Research aids process for turning water into fuel

Research aids process for turning water into fuel

By HongBin Jeong, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Science & Technology

A world where cars are fueled with water instead of natural gas may become a reality sooner than people imagine, thanks to a team of researchers at the University. The team has found a new catalyst that expedites the rate of water-splitting reactions, which allows hydrogen to be produced faster and in larger qua...

Faculty lacks diversity despite University efforts

Faculty lacks diversity despite University efforts

By Heather Schlitz, Assistant News Editor

October 11, 2018


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

As the University was lauded for admitting a record number of freshmen from underrepresented groups this year, the ranks of faculty and administrators in the eight largest colleges on campus continue to be dominated by men and white people. Though the Office for Access and Equity has implemented myri...

Universities partner together to recruit southern Illinois students

Universities partner together to recruit southern Illinois students

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 10, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, State, Top Stories

Around 170 southern Illinois high school and community college students attended the Salute to Illinois Scholars, a college fair and luncheon, to connect with admissions and academic staff from around the state, including the University System, Eastern Illinois and Southern Illinois Universities at Carbon...

Memorial garden dedicated to missing scholar Yingying Zhang

Memorial garden dedicated to missing scholar Yingying Zhang

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 9, 2018


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

A memorial garden will be dedicated in the name of visiting scholar Yingying Zhang, who went missing on June 9, 2017 and is presumed dead by the FBI, on Oct. 11. The Yingying Zhang garden, located at the intersection of Goodwin and Clark, is designed by Phyllis Williams and Christina Nordholm, members ...

Professor leads student team to prestigious award

Professor leads student team to prestigious award

By Daniel Renteria, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Science & Technology, Uncategorized

University chemistry professor Christina White has become the first woman to receive the award for Creative Work in Synthetic Chemistry from the American Chemical Society, which was first awarded in 1957. White’s research focuses on the use of carbon-hydrogen bond reactivity to create catalysts that s...

Campus hosts first Indigenous People’s Day

Campus hosts first Indigenous People’s Day

By Zihan Wang, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Uncategorized

In 1867, the University was founded on land inhabited by indigenous people. To honor those who lived in Central Illinois, the Native American and Indigenous Student Organization is hosting the first-ever campus-wide celebration for Indigenous People’s Day. “It is a day to recognize Indigenous Peopl...

New course to offer insight on Trump media tactics

New course to offer insight on Trump media tactics

By Emily Dao, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News, Uncategorized

Students who are looking to add an eight-week course for the second half of the semester now have the option to take a journalism course called Trumpaganda — The War on Facts, Press and Democracy. This semester is the first time this journalism course is offered, and it will explore the Trump admini...

Main Library gets modern makeover

Main Library gets modern makeover

By Ashley Fu, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

The University is giving the Main Library a $54-million modern makeover which will be completed in 2024, the year the library turns 100 years old. John Wilkin, dean of libraries and University librarian, said in an email the oldest stack ranges in the Main Library will be replaced with a modern facility...

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