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Household income data shows historical disparity

Household income data shows historical disparity

By Sana Khadilkar, Contributing Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

A recently released data set highlights a stark divide in household incomes between the University and the communities north of campus, revealing the effects of historical disparity. The Opportunity Atlas is a study that mapped the household incomes of people born between 1978 and 1983, taking int...

Student events to increase breast cancer awareness

Student events to increase breast cancer awareness

By Julie Kang, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2018


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

University students are working to make a difference in the lives of others by spreading awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Colleges Against Cancer at the University is hosting events and fundraisers for students to participate in throughout the month. Jake Feiger, junior i...

UI supercomputer to display simulation of two black holes colliding

UI supercomputer to display simulation of two black holes colliding

By The Daily Illini staff report

October 12, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Science & Technology

For the first time, a simulation ran on the Blue Waters supercomputer at the University will display what it would look like if two black holes were to collide. “These simulations help understand how galaxies collide and merge, which is important to understand how our own galaxy formed,” the Blue Wate...

Tech aids documentary screening

Tech aids documentary screening

By The Daily Illini staff report

October 8, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News

Two anthropologists at the University contributed to a four-part documentary that utilizes animation and 3D computer modeling to provide viewers a closer look into sites of Cahokia Mounds, a pre-Columbian Native American city.  “Native America: Cities of the Sky” focuses on an alternative perspective of h...

New rule bans all tobacco

New rule bans all tobacco

By The Daily Illini staff report

October 5, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News, Uncategorized

All tobacco products will be regulated under the 100 percent tobacco-free campus policy starting next August, Chancellor Robert Jones announced in an email Wednesday.   Building on the Smoke-Free Campus policy implemented in 2014, the policy will now prohibit all forms of tobacco, including snuff and c...

Governor Rauner visits University for ribbon cutting ceremony

Governor Rauner visits University for ribbon cutting ceremony

By Daniel Renteria, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Science & Technology, State

Governor Bruce Rauner was at the University Thursday to give a speech at the grand opening of the Integrated Bioprocessing Research Lab, 1300 W. Pennsylvania Ave. This bioprocessing lab celebrated its opening with state politicians, school administration and students. The ribbon cutting ceremony fo...

Protesters rally in the publication of News-Gazette cartoon

Protesters rally in the publication of News-Gazette cartoon

By Therese Pokorney, Assistant Daytime News Editor

October 2, 2018


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News, Showcase, State, Top Stories

A crowd gathered outside the News-Gazette office at noon on Monday, holding signs and chanting in outrage against an editorial cartoon published Tuesday, Sept. 25. The cartoon entitled ‘Teen Angst In the Era of #MeToo’ cartoon depicts a young couple in a car parked next to a sign stating ‘Lover’s...

Local efforts aid relief of student food insecurity

Local efforts aid relief of student food insecurity

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News

While college can be stressful for a variety of reasons, most students are unaware that some people sitting in the same lecture hall might have no idea if they will be able to afford their next meal. Prasanta Kalita, organizer of Presidents United to Solve Hunger and professor in ACES, said 25 perc...

University hosts talk on Abraham Lincoln’s appearance, stature

University hosts talk on Abraham Lincoln’s appearance, stature

By The Daily Illini staff report

September 29, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

The Center for Historical Interpretation will kick off its bicentennial lecture series with an in-depth discussion about the impact of President Lincoln’s body — in regards to his gawky appearance, tall stature and the ease in which he himself made fun of his looks — had on the way the public p...

CPD sets up internet exchange locations to keep online shoppers safe

CPD sets up internet exchange locations to keep online shoppers safe

By The Daily Illini staff report

September 28, 2018


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

The Champaign Police Department. has set up internet exchange locations to combat the safety risk associated with online transactions in its parking lot.  As online shopping grows more popular, people often meet in private locations, which may be unfamiliar to them, for the offline exchange of money and...

Monarch butterflies migrate through Illinois

Monarch butterflies migrate through Illinois

By Marium Kureishy, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2018


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

Observant students walking around campus lately may have noticed an abundance of black-and-orange monarch butterflies, which are passing through Champaign-Urbana on their annual fall migration to Mexico. Sara Verma, sophomore in Education, said although she’s seen many butterflies in the garden o...

Coal ash pollution persists in Vermilion River

Coal ash pollution persists in Vermilion River

By Olivia Welshans, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

Annamae Dziallo has fond memories of the Vermilion River. She remembers taking trips to Kickapoo State Park, skipping rocks on the river and bonding with members of Students for Environmental Concerns. However, she can’t help but think about the three coal ash pits located just upstream, leaking to...

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