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The swimming and diving team hosts “Water Safety Bash” for Champaign children

The swimming and diving team hosts “Water Safety Bash” for Champaign children

Andrea Flores, Staff Writer
September 22, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

  The Illinois swimming and diving team and Campus Recreation are hosting an event to help Champaign community children learn how to swim. Water Safety Bash is an event developed by Sue Novitsky, head coach of Illinois swimming and diving, Corie Baldwin, graduate student and graduate aqua... Read more »

UI employees could face increased healthcare costs or less coverage

UI employees could face increased healthcare costs or less coverage

Megan Jones, Staff Writer
September 22, 2016
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

Some say Illinois has not been a good health care partner. Claudia Lennhoff, executive director of the Champaign County Health Care Consumers, is one of those people. She warned faculty members about ongoing health care issues with the state at a panel on Wednesday held by the Campus Faculty Asso... Read more »

UIPD Police Chief Christensen answers questions on Reddit AMA

UIPD Police Chief Christensen answers questions on Reddit AMA

Vivienne Henning, Assistant Daytime Editor
September 22, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

The University of Illinois Police Department hosted its second Ask Me Anything, also known as AMA, on Reddit Wednesday. The department previously hosted an AMA on September 16 of last year. Chief of Police Jeff Christensen responded to questions from 2 to 4 p.m. Christensen answered questions on... Read more »

Main Library reorganized to facilitate student access

Main Library reorganized to facilitate student access

Lilly Mashayek, Staff Writer
September 22, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

Students may have an easier time navigating the Main Library because two of its units were rearranged. The arts and humanities have taken center stage since the Literatures and Languages Library moved into the Reading Room. JoAnn Jacoby, head of Reference, Research and Scholarly Services, said the... Read more »

University increases African-American enrollment, some still skeptical

University increases African-American enrollment, some still skeptical

Angelica LaVito, Staff Writer
September 22, 2016
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, ISS, News, Showcase

There are more African-American students enrolled at the University this semester than there have been in the past decade. There are 548 African-American students enrolled this fall; the number is 13 shy of the 561 students enrolled in 2006, according to enrollment data. There are 73 more Afri... Read more »

Police Blotter for September 21, 2016

Police Blotter for September 21, 2016

Sabrina Yan, News Reporter
September 22, 2016
Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign A 55-year-old female was arrested on the charge of theft at Walmart, in the 2600 block of North Prospect Avenue around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday.  According to the report, the offender had entered the store and had attempted to conceal merchandise without making a purchase. A robber... Read more »

University fosters entrepreneurship through patents, but with a catch

University fosters entrepreneurship through patents, but with a catch

Michael Semaca, Staff Writer
September 22, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

  Among its elite alumni, the University boasts the seventh richest man in the world. Larry Ellison co-founded the enterprise software company, Oracle Corporation. But he’s not alone. The list of Illini entrepreneurs is expansive. Former students have helped start companies like PayPal,... Read more »

University to host online Health Communication Conference

Daily Illini Staff Report
September 21, 2016
Filed under Campus, News

The University’s Health Communication Online Master of Science program is scheduled to host an online conference entitled “Health Communication Barriers, Breakthroughs, and Best Practices” from March 1 to 3 this coming spring. The conference is geared toward academics and professionals in t... Read more »

Activist Bree Newsome continues to “fly another day”

Activist Bree Newsome continues to “fly another day”

Joseph Longo, Assistant News Editor
September 21, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Showcase

Bree Newsome had no intention of ever getting arrested again. Her first arrest was in July of 2013 when she and five other activists were arrested for staging a sit-in at Republican North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis' office. They were protesting what they viewed as discriminatory state voter r... Read more »

Police Blotter for September 19, 2016

Police Blotter for September 19, 2016

Vivienne Henning, Assistant Daytime Editor
September 20, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign A residential burglary was reported in the 2000 block of West Bradley Avenue around 7 p.m. on Sunday.   According to the report, the victim said they woke up to find three black males inside their apartment, claiming they were looking for a party. After they left, the victim discovere... Read more »

NCSA celebrates 30th anniversary

NCSA celebrates 30th anniversary

Lilly Mashayek, Staff Writer
September 19, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) celebrated its 30th anniversary Friday, with a reception outlining what it has accomplished throughout the years. Ed Seidel, director of NCSA, began his time at the institution in 1989 as a post doctorate for the NCSA’s founder Larry Smarr. “At... Read more »

University police address campus safety concerns

University police address campus safety concerns

Lilly Mashayek, Staff Writer
September 19, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Showcase

The University of Illinois Police Department works every day to keep students safe. But it also believes that campus safety is a partnership between police officers and students. Crime is often in the back of many students’ minds, but they don’t always remember that the police are there to hel... Read more »