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Universities partner together to recruit southern Illinois students

Universities partner together to recruit southern Illinois students

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 10, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, State, Top Stories

Around 170 southern Illinois high school and community college students attended the Salute to Illinois Scholars, a college fair and luncheon, to connect with admissions and academic staff from around the state, including the University System, Eastern Illinois and Southern Illinois Universities at Carbon...

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...

Stores recall beef due to possible contamination

Stores recall beef due to possible contamination

By Marium Kureishy, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, State

Aldi, Meijer and Target grocery stores in Illinois are included in a series of recalls of more than 130,000 pounds of ground beef due to the  potential presence of E. coli. According to a statement by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service on Sept. 19, m...

Corn disease threatens farmers’ yield

Corn disease threatens farmers’ yield

By Heather Schlitz, Assistant News Editor

September 27, 2018


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

Nathan Kleczewski has been fielding phone calls and Twitter mentions, sometimes more than a dozen a day, from farmers asking him if the black flecks and lesions on their corn plants are symptoms of a new disease: tar spot. Kleczewski, professor in ACES, has been trying to unravel the causes of tar spot, wh...

Locals send aid, relief to Hurricane Florence victims

Locals send aid, relief to Hurricane Florence victims

By Therese Pokorney, Assistant Daytime News Editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News, State

                                                                                                                    As the East Coast recovers from the damage and flooding caused by Hurricane Florence, local organizations and volunteers have been provi...

Rep. Davis protested over lack of open meetings

Rep. Davis protested over lack of open meetings

By Heather Schlitz, Assistant News Editor

September 17, 2018


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

Diana Dudzienski, Champaign resident, said she waited outside in the sun for nearly two hours for a chance to speak with Rep. Rodney Davis the last time the congressman held open office hours in Champaign in May 2017. She never got to speak with him. After explaining she had medical issues and was awaiting a ki...

Gubernatorial candidates comment on ranked-choice voting

By Madelyn Foster, Assistant News Editor

September 6, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News, State

This year, Maine became the first state to use ranked-choice voting for statewide elections, and Illinois may soon follow suit. Ranked-choice voting is a system that allows voters to rank all candidates by order of preference as opposed to selecting one. Senate Bill 0780, which was initially filed in...

New bill to change MAP grant system

New bill to change MAP grant system

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor

August 30, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News, State, Top Stories

Gov. Bruce Rauner recently signed two bills regarding transferring credits, academic advising and the certainty of the Monetary Award Program, commonly known as MAP grants, for returning students at the University.  MAP grants are awarded to students who are residents of Illinois and have financial...

University grants free tuition for low income students

University grants free tuition for low income students

By Therese Pokorney & Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editors

August 27, 2018


Filed under News, State

The Illinois Commitment will offer in-state students free tuition starting Fall 2019, if their family income falls below $61,000. The program will be effective starting Fall 2019. It will cover tuition and fees for all qualified freshmen for four years and all qualified transfer students for three ye...

Student loans disproportionately affect minority students, study shows

Student loans disproportionately affect minority students, study shows

By Veronica Mierek, Contributing Writer

August 13, 2018


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

A new study done by researchers at the University suggests black and Hispanic students with loans are shown to have a lower net worth at 30 years old compared to those without, according to the press release. The study shows black and Hispanic adults with outstanding student loans earn, on average, $36,000 less...

Farmers adapt to changing Illinois weather patterns

Farmers adapt to changing Illinois weather patterns

By Veronica Mierek, Contributing writer

August 2, 2018


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

The corn yields in Illinois are increasing at a rapid pace, showing a trend towards an increase of two bushels an acre per year due to changes in Illinois weather trends and temperatures, said Eric Snodgrass, atmospheric sciences professor at the University. “We are actually getting more annual preci...

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