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Student senate discusses recommending IPAC agreement

Student senate discusses recommending IPAC agreement

Gillian Dunlop, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under Campus, ISS, News

The Illinois Student Senate discussed the potential recommendation of the Investment, Performance and Accountability Commitment, which was approved by the Board of Trustees earlier in November, among other things at its meeting Wednesday night.   The agreement, also known as IPAC, was presented by UI President... Read more »

Professor’s GoFundMe raising money for transgender rights goes viral

Professor’s GoFundMe raising money for transgender rights goes viral

Ashni Gandhi, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

When the results of the U.S. presidential election became clear, Assistant Professor in Gender and Women’s Studies Toby Beauchamp started a GoFundMe page to assist members of the transgender community in changing their legal names and genders. In just 19 days, the page has raised nearly $23,620. The goal... Read more »

Elections open for students to vote on ISS Constitution

Elections open for students to vote on ISS Constitution

Jessica Bursztynsky, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under Campus, ISS, News

Illinois students can vote on a new referendum proposed by the Commission on Constitutional Reform of the Illinois Student Senate. The ballot, accessible online at vote.illinois.edu, is open until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday. The proposed constitution, placed on the Fall 2016 Student Referendum, will allow I... Read more »

To measure a major, look beyond enrollment numbers

To measure a major, look beyond enrollment numbers

Angelica LaVito, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under Administration, Campus, News, Showcase

Kirk Halverson ranks at the top of his class — and at the bottom. He is the only student at the University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the teaching of Latin. Halverson started as a mechanical engineering major and switched after his freshman year. He spent a good portion of that year doi... Read more »

Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity to rebuild 100-year-old house

Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity to rebuild 100-year-old house

Karen Liu, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under Campus, News

Since its founding in 1915, the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity has initiated over 2,000 brothers into the Chi Zeta Chapter at Illinois. Last year, the chapter celebrated its centennial at the University. Yet one main event stood out in the commemoration: The fraternity decided to rebuild its chapter house lo... Read more »

Police blotter for December 1

Police blotter for December 1

Sabrina Yan, Staff Reporter
December 1, 2016
Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign A residential burglary was reported in the 900 block of North Randolph Street around 1 a.m. Tuesday. According to the report, the unknown offender burglarized the victim’s residence and stole several items and damaged two windows. Some of the items stolen include: luggage, ammunition, com... Read more »

University to add 1,000 bike rack spaces on campus

University to add 1,000 bike rack spaces on campus

Ashley Harris, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

Bicyclists will soon have an easier time finding places to lock up. The University is adding 1,000 spaces of bike parking around campus. Renovations to improve bike safety and convenience are underway and will continue through next semester. Facilities and Services is adding U-shaped racks that crea... Read more »

Women’s Resource Center to host World AIDS Day

Women’s Resource Center to host World AIDS Day

Sabrina Yan, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

The University Women’s Resource Center is holding a workshop on HIV prevention and education this coming Friday for World AIDS Day. World AIDS Day is on on Dec. 1 and has occurred every year since 1988. The day’s purpose is to increase the global awareness and understanding of AIDS, as well as... Read more »

Blood drive to be held on December 2 at the ARC

Blood drive to be held on December 2 at the ARC

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

University students will be able to donate blood through the Red Cross on Dec. 2. The blood drive will start at 11 a.m. and last until 6 p.m. at the Activities and Recreation Center. Laurie Nehring, who has worked as a communications director for the American Red Cross for over two years, stressed the i... Read more »

Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council announce executive board members

Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council announce executive board members

Karen Liu, Staff Writer
November 30, 2016
Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

The University’s Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council announced their executive board members for 2017. The Greek councils are student-run government bodies that celebrate “friendship, leadership, scholarship, service and social advancement, while appreciating the diversity of their me... Read more »

College of Aces host #AskAces Twitter Q&A

College of Aces host #AskAces Twitter Q&A

Jessica Berbey, Staff Writer
November 30, 2016
Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

The College of ACES hosted an online Q&A from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday via Twitter using #askACES. Dr. Carena J. van Riper, assistant professor in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, addressed the psychology of behavior changes in parks and protected areas. The... Read more »

Police blotter for November 30, 2016

Police blotter for November 30, 2016

Daily Illini Staff Report
November 30, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign Retail theft was reported at Best Buy, 2117 N. Prospect Ave., around 6 p.m. on Friday. According to the report, the offender requested to buy three computers and then left the store without purchasing them. He has yet to be found. Theft was reported in the 900 block of Holiday Drive ... Read more »