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130 students recognized as Chancellor Scholars

130 students recognized as Chancellor Scholars

Lilly Mashayek, Staff Writer
August 25, 2016
Filed under Campus, News

The hard work and dedication of over one hundred and thirty underclassmen has gotten them recognized as Chancellor’s Scholars at the University. They’ve been selected to be a part of the Campus Honors Program, a four-year general studies program that admits up to 125 freshmen each year and up to 20 a... Read more »

University releases first day enrollment numbers

University releases first day enrollment numbers

Daily Illini Staff Report
August 25, 2016
Filed under Campus, News

As the first week of classes comes to a close, the University released preliminary enrollment numbers for the campus. The freshman class had near record-breaking enrollment, despite initial administration worries over how the state budget impasse would impact University attendance. The total enrollmen... Read more »

UPDATE: T.I.S. Bookstore stops selling books, rebrands to Illini Shop

UPDATE: T.I.S. Bookstore stops selling books, rebrands to Illini Shop

Megan Jones, Staff Writer
August 24, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

Students stood outside the Illini Union Bookstore in the rain Wednesday morning as the bookstore staff slowly allowed small groups into the store to avoid exceeding maximum capacity of the building. The University-owned bookstore is now the sole location for students to purchase textbooks on campus, as ... Read more »

CRCE pool closed indefinitely due to mechanical failure

CRCE pool closed indefinitely due to mechanical failure

Joseph Longo, Assistant News Editor
August 24, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Showcase

A mechanical failure closed the Campus Recreation Center East (CRCE) pool indefinitely. Operations at Campus Recreation noticed a failure within the pool’s filtration system, said Terry Elmore, associate director of operations. He noted that fixing the filtration system will require several... Read more »

Spots still open in new Gen Ed courses

Spots still open in new Gen Ed courses

Lilly Mashayek, Staff Writer
August 23, 2016
Filed under Administration, Campus, News

BY LILLY MASHAYEK STAFF WRITER Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Innovation Charles Tucker sent a Massmail to University students Tuesday reminding them that there are still spots available in the new 200-level Critical Frameworks courses, each of which meets at least two general educat... Read more »

T.I.S. Bookstore stops selling books, rebrands to Illini Shop

T.I.S. Bookstore stops selling books, rebrands to Illini Shop

Megan Jones, Staff Writer
August 22, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Showcase

Students may face longer lines and wait times this year when buying books for classes. The University-owned Illini Union Bookstore is the sole location for students to purchase textbooks, as the T.I.S. College Bookstore no longer carries textbooks. The former bookstore was remodeled over the summe... Read more »

Sexual assault reported on campus Monday

Sexual assault reported on campus Monday

Daily Illini Staff Report
August 22, 2016
Filed under Campus, Crime, News, Top Stories

University Police Chief Jeff Christensen sent out a campus safety notice Monday which said that a University student was sexually assaulted last Wednesday, August 17. The notice stated that the alleged assault took place in an apartment at the 700 block of South Gregory Place in Urbana. The person... Read more »

Fall semester dates to remember

Fall semester dates to remember

Jason Chun
August 22, 2016
Filed under Campus, News, Special Sections, Welcome Back Guide

The beginning of the school year is an exciting yet chaotic time for freshmen on campus. In addition to all of the necessary aspects of acclimating to the University, including moving into the dorms and locating classrooms and buildings, new students have to juggle their social lives. It may seem like... Read more »

Students can now minor in public relations

Students can now minor in public relations

Jason Chun, Assistant News Editor
August 22, 2016
Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Starting this semester, students who are interested in public relations will be able to minor in the subject.  Before, students could only receive a public relations certificate. The department of advertising, in conjunction with the departments of communications and journalism, is offering a public... Read more »

A freshman’s guide to navigating the bus system

A freshman’s guide to navigating the bus system

Samantha Jones Toal, Assistant News Editor
August 22, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Special Sections, Welcome Back Guide

The campus bus system may initially seem like the trepidation-inducing maze from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, but, with some time and practice, it’ll eventually lose its mysterious and scary qualities and students can ride with ease. Sometimes even Google Maps gets it wrong, so it’s helpful... Read more »

Sexual assault reported at University fraternity

Sexual assault reported at University fraternity

Daily Illini Staff Report
August 20, 2016
Filed under Campus, Crime, News, Top Stories

University of Illinois Chief of Police Jeff Christensen sent out a campus safety notice Saturday morning which stated that a University student was sexually assaulted early Friday morning. According to the notice, the Champaign Police Department informed UIPD that a student reported she was sexually... Read more »

Community Health class added in light of recent tragedy

Daily Illini Staff Report
June 30, 2016
Filed under Campus, News

In the wake of the Orlando tragedy, the College of Applied Health Science has added a new course for the fall. The course title is Trauma, Diversity, and Resilience (CHLH 494). The class will meet every Tuesday to discuss the effects trauma has on society’s public health through the use of recours... Read more »