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Green Street shooting suspect appearing in court today

Green Street shooting suspect appearing in court today

The Daily Illini Staff Report

September 25, 2017


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Top Stories

Today marks one year since the Green St. shooting on Sept. 25, 2016, in which one man was killed. Robbie Patton, who is charged with the death of George Korchev, is due in court today at 1:30 p.m.  Champaign County Circuit Clerk Katie M. Blakeman said that Patton is facing six charges. Patto...

LAS creates Life and Career Design Lab

LAS creates Life and Career Design Lab

Yasmeen Ragab, Contributing writer

September 25, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

With over 14,000 students and 70 different programs and disciplines, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is set to open a Life and Career Design Lab. The lab is designed for undergraduate students to learn about internships, study abroad programs, undergraduate research and essentially map ou...

Interfraternity Council plans to ‘get Greek life motivated again’

Interfraternity Council plans to ‘get Greek life motivated again’

Jonathin Martin, Contributing writer

September 25, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

In an effort to bring Greek life back to athletics, the Interfraternity Council is hosting a free concert prior to the Friday, Sept. 29 football game, featuring Louis The Child. “We’ve been working very closely with the athletic department the past year as a way to get Greek life motivated again an...

Police blotter for Sept. 25

Police blotter for Sept. 25

Daily Illini Staff Report

September 25, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign A theft was reported at Taco Bell on the 00 block of East Anthony Drive around 8:45 p.m. Thursday. According to the report, the victim’s bicycle was stolen. A robbery was reported at Corson Music on the 00 block of East University Avenue around 6:15 p.m. Thursday. According to the r...

ISR to expand dining hall, services

ISR to expand dining hall, services

Aaron Brannen, Staff writer

September 25, 2017


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

The University announced earlier this month the dining hall facility of Illinois Street Residence Halls will be undergoing a two-year period of renovations, beginning in the summer of 2018 and ending in the summer of 2020. According to University Housing Director Alma Sealine, the main reason for these...

University center awarded $15.6 million

University center awarded $15.6 million

Jose Zepeda, Contributing writer

September 25, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

The National Science Foundation has awarded $15.6 million to the University’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Center. “We pride ourselves in our community, and this grant is something that fits really well here,” said Nadya Mason, professor in engineering and director of the project...

University addresses campus accessibility

University addresses campus accessibility

Karen Liu, Staff writer

September 25, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase

As one of the most disability-friendly campuses in the country, the University is working on bettering the accessible infrastructures through the Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan Supplement. The draft was released in April, following a self-evaluation of primary University sidewalks ...

Rally on campus pushes Davis’ signature of the Dream Act

Rebecca Wood, Staff writer

September 22, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

The Hana Center, C-U Immigration Forum, local citizens and students from the University stood on the corners of Wright and Chalmers streets this afternoon, urging passers-by to sign a petition and call Congressman Rodney Davis to push him toward supporting the DREAM Act of 2017. The papers handed ...

Police Blotter for Sept. 22

Police Blotter for Sept. 22

Daily Illini Staff Report

September 22, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign Criminal damage to property was reported on the 1500 block of North Prospect Avenue around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to the report, the RP reported that her rental vehicle was damaged while it was parked and unattended. An aggravated battery was reported at Garden Hills on Hedge Road around...

Doctoral student arrested on charges of sexual violence

Doctoral student arrested on charges of sexual violence

Jessica Berbey, Assistant Daytime Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Crime, News

Prakhar Ojha, a University doctoral student, was arrested around 12:30 a.m. on Thursday morning after two reports of sexual violence prompted a campus-wide safety notice on Sunday. Ojha is reported to be the offender of a sexual assault that occurred on Aug. 25 and a sexual abuse that happened on S...

Drug, alcohol violations down from last year

Drug, alcohol violations down from last year

Gillian Dunlop, Assistant news editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Students and faculty alike received a Massmail on Tuesday with a detailed report updating them about the University’s Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program. The report was prepared in accordance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments o...

Illinois Student Government looking for new logo

Illinois Student Government looking for new logo

Haipei Wu, Staff writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, ISS, News

The Illinois Student Government announced that they are going to hold a competition for its new logo as a way to better unify itself with the University.   Raneem Shamseldin, president of ISG and senior in Business, said any students in the University would be able to participate in the contest, and the...

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