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University students compete to bring life to the moon

University students compete to bring life to the moon

Kevin Delgado, Staff Writer
March 30
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

During a recreational game of tennis, University students Alex Darragh and Matt Steinlauf, freshmen in Engineering, randomly decided to enter the Lab2Moon Challenge. The Lab2Moon challenge is an international competition allowing youth to design and construct a project to promote sustainable life on t...

Understanding the sourcing of University Dining foods

Understanding the sourcing of University Dining foods

Jessica Berbey, Assistant Daytime News Editor
March 30
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

University Dining produces over 40,000 meals a day. Before those meals can be served, they undergo rigorous safety and nutritional standards. “When it comes to the variety of sources for our food, we verify that it is food that meets our quality standards and our standards in regards to sustainabili...

Major in lyric theatre expected to be added

Major in lyric theatre expected to be added

Taylor Howard, Contributing Writer
March 30
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

A bachelor’s degree in musical arts in lyric theatre will soon be added to the College of Fine and Applied Arts if approved by the Board of Higher Education. The School of Music will offer a major that is interdisciplinary and will utilize dance, theatre and music. The School of Music came up wit...

Mechanical Professor Emad Jassim named top undergrad teacher

Mechanical Professor Emad Jassim named top undergrad teacher

Kevin Delgado, Staff Writer
March 30
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

University professor Dr. Emad Jassim received the 2017 Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching from the Office of the Provost. The award highlights Jassim, lecturer and director of undergraduate programs in mechanical science and engineering, as one of the top instructional staff members on the en...

Police blotter for March 29

Police blotter for March 29

Daily Illini Staff Report
March 30
Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign Aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated battery was reported on the 300 block of East Washington Street around 8 p.m. on Tuesday. According to the report, the victim was shot by an unknown suspect. Burglary was reported on the 100 block of Daniel Street around 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday. ...

Student government introduces sexual assault discussion initiative

Student government introduces sexual assault discussion initiative

Gillian Dunlop, Assistant News Editor
March 29
Filed under Campus, ISS, News

After the veto of the annual It’s On Us initiative to bring sexual assault awareness to the University, the Illinois Student Government passed a new resolution to hold four educational lunches during the month of April about sexual assault. These lunches, which will be in collaboration with the Women’s...

Environmental Writing certificate to be offered in the fall

Environmental Writing certificate to be offered in the fall

Vivienne Henning, Assistant News Editor
March 29
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

The bees are disappearing. You may have heard this before and shrugged your shoulders thinking that surely the Earth could do without a few bees. Unfortunately, any disruption of the natural order of the environment can quickly take a downward spiral.  They’ve paved paradise and put up a parking lot. ...

Brunswick coming to Research Park this spring

Brunswick coming to Research Park this spring

Daily Illini Staff Report
March 29
Filed under Campus, News

Brunswick Corporation announced on March 28 its plans to open the Brunswick Innovation Laboratory in Research Park this spring. The corporation is well-known for producing marine billiards and fitness equipment. Starting in April, the laboratory will reside in a temporary location until the completion...

University students advocate for higher education in Springfield

University students advocate for higher education in Springfield

Daily Illini Staff Report
March 29
Filed under Campus, News, State

Over 200 University of Illinois students are expected to meet on March 29 with state legislators for the University of Illinois Student Day at the Capitol in Springfield to encourage funding for both the University of Illinois and higher education systems. Students from all three University of Ill...

Phi Mu to move into Alpha Rho Chi house

Phi Mu to move into Alpha Rho Chi house

Karen Liu, Staff Writer
March 29
Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Starting June 1, the Alpha Rho Chi chapter house will be hosting a different Greek house for the first time in 90 years due to their low occupancy rate. The chapter house is rented to Phi Mu, a sorority who joined campus in fall 2016, as a temporary house for the next three years. “We acquired...

Jesse White Mobile Unit brings office services to University, C-U community

Jesse White Mobile Unit brings office services to University, C-U community

Daily Illini Staff Report
March 29
Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Life & Culture, News, Showcase, State

University students will be able to take advantage of office services from the Jesse White Secretary of State Mobile Unit on March 29 in room 407 of the Illini Union from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Mobile Unit will include several different services, including vehicle sticker sales, organ and tissue donor regi...

YMCA hosts press conference in regards to New American Welcome Center

YMCA hosts press conference in regards to New American Welcome Center

Jessica Berbey, Assistant Daytime Editor
March 28
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

On Monday, March 27, the University YMCA held a press conference to officially announce the opening of the New American Welcome Center. Among those in attendance were State Representative, Carol Ammons; Associate Chancellor, Assata Zerai; Urbana Mayor, Laurel Prussing; Champaign Mayor, Deborah Feine...

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