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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 »

Journalism alumnus wins Edward R. Murrow Award

Daily Illini Staff Report
June 28, 2016
Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Illinois journalism alumnus Charlie Meyerson, MS ’78 Media, was recently honored by the Radio Television Digital News Association for his involvement in an audio investigative report on glass desks exploding. Along with former Rivet Radio producers Jonah Meadows and Elizabeth Giadans, Meyerson received... Read more »

College of Medicine continues dean search, accreditation, fundraising

College of Medicine continues dean search, accreditation, fundraising

Megan Jones
May 9, 2016
Filed under Administration, Campus, News

While the Carle Illinois College of Medicine’s timeline to initiate its first class in 2017 has been pushed back to 2018, Carle Health Systems and the University is working to ensure that accreditation, dean selection and fundraising are all in place. This is the first new college the University... Read more »

Board of Trustees passes new appointment policy

Board of Trustees passes new appointment policy

May 9, 2016
Filed under Administration, Campus, News

New professors who begin teaching classes in August will work until September without having their appointments approved by the Board of Trustees. For some, such as Steven Salaita whose controversial appointment was denied, this can create a lack of job security leading into the academic year. Whil... Read more »

Top ten tech stories: from exploding hoverboards to protein-enhanced beer

Top ten tech stories: from exploding hoverboards to protein-enhanced beer

Lilly Mashayek
May 9, 2016
Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

From exploding hoverboards to protein-enhanced beer, this year had its fair share of intriguing and notable tech stories in the news. Along with an increasing emphasis on entrepreneurial opportunities, students and staff at the University made their mark in the tech world. Here’s a look at this year’... Read more »

Campus crime unchanging from past years

Campus crime unchanging from past years

May 9, 2016
Filed under Campus, Crime, News

Crime on campus this year has been consistent with previous years, according to the University of Illinois Police Department. Like previous years, they have constantly made efforts in keeping crime rates down. Pat Wade, UIPD spokesman, said that the most occurring crime on campus is theft. “We see... Read more »

Year in Review: Infant death on campus

May 9, 2016
Filed under Campus, Crime, News

On March 13, Lindsay L. Johnson was found by University Police near the music building after allegedly murdering her infant son in Bousfield hall. Last week, Tuesday, May 3rd, Assistant State's Attorney Tony Ortega issued a subpoena for Johnson’s medical records from her visit to McKinley Health Cent... Read more »

Year in Review: Map grants

May 9, 2016
Filed under Campus, News, State

Monetary Award Program (MAP) Grants have caused a large amount of uproar among Illinois students throughout this past academic year. Tight state budgeting has led to controversy and difficult decisions. “MAP is not part of the university’s budget, but rather a direct grant to students from the st... Read more »

Top 10 visitors to the University this year

May 9, 2016
Filed under Campus, News

1. Bernie Sanders Like most college students, many Illini have been ‘feeling the Bern’ all year long, so it’s no wonder that Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders visited the University in March ahead of the state primary. Thousands of students waited in line for hours to see the Vermont senat... Read more »

Year in Review: The chancellor search

May 9, 2016
Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Since last August, the University has been searching for a new chancellor after former Chancellor Phyllis Wise stepped down along with Provost Ilesanmi Adesida. The search for provost will not begin until a new chancellor is named. The path for a new chancellor began in earnest August 31, when the Senate Executi... Read more »