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University proposes to freeze in-state tuition for third consecutive year

University proposes to freeze in-state tuition for third consecutive year

Megan Jones, Staff Writer
January 11, 2017
Filed under Administration, News, Showcase, Top Stories

The University is proposing to freeze in-state tuition for incoming freshmen this fall, for the third consecutive year. However, graduate students and international and out-of-state freshmen would see a 1.8 percent tuition increase. This would be the longest consecutive freeze in tuition rates in 4... Read more »

Updated: Interim Provost Ed Feser leaving University for Oregon State

Updated: Interim Provost Ed Feser leaving University for Oregon State

Angelica LaVito, Staff writer
January 10, 2017
Filed under Administration, Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Ed Feser, interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost, is leaving the University for Oregon State University. Feser will start as Oregon State’s provost and executive vice president Feb. 28, replacing Ron Adams, who has served as interim since July 1. Feser has served as interim vi... Read more »

RACES searches for hope amid Illinois budget crisis

RACES searches for hope amid Illinois budget crisis

Jessica Bursztynsky, Staff Writer
December 27, 2016
Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News, Semester-in-Review, Top Stories

Illinois has gone eighteen months without a long-term budget. A stopgap funding measure gave some reprieve, but the state-centered money runs out on Dec. 31, leaving local social services scrambling to find additional funding. The Rape Advocacy, Counseling, and Education Services, RACES, located in ... Read more »

Illini Alert: High pressure gas leak reported near Krannert

Illini Alert: High pressure gas leak reported near Krannert

Aaron Navarro, Assistant Daytime News Editor
December 27, 2016
Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

A high pressure natural gas leak was reported in the 1110 block of West Oregon street, near the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, according to an Illini-Alert issued by the University of Illinois Police Department Tuesday around noon. The alert said to avoid the area and that there are no ... Read more »

Two University professors awarded NEH fellowship

Two University professors awarded NEH fellowship

Jessica Berbey, Contributing Writer
December 26, 2016
Filed under Campus, News

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowships for 2017 have been awarded to two University professors: Carol Symes and Erik McDuffie. The NEH awarded a total of 290 fellowships, totaling to 16.3 million dollars in grants. The National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent fede... Read more »

Cracked to open restaurant in location occupied by Antonio’s Pizza

Cracked to open restaurant in location occupied by Antonio’s Pizza

Joseph Longo, Assistant News Editor
December 23, 2016
Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Cracked, the breakfast food truck, will open a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Campustown.  In a post on his personal Facebook page, owner Daniel Krause confirmed they will move into the space currently occupied by Antonio’s Pizza at 619 E. Green St. in Champaign.  Over the past few mon... Read more »

Illini Inn projected to reopen in proposed new building

Illini Inn projected to reopen in proposed new building

Joseph Longo, Assistant News Editor
December 15, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

The fate of the Illini Inn building has been up in the air but changes may be coming as the Champaign County Zoning Board approved requests to increase the size of the lot for a proposed development at the current Illini Inn building. For now, the tavern remains open. This is a crucial step for property owners P... Read more »

Campus still shaken after September shooting

Campus still shaken after September shooting

Daily Illini Staff Report
December 12, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, News, Semester-in-Review, Top Stories

When shots rang out on Green St. on the night of Sept. 25, the campus reacted quickly and the effects were long-lasting. One student walking home, Camille Baer, an Illini Media Company employee, turned around to see what looked like 70 people running and screaming. Then, the sound of six or seven gun... Read more »

Taking a look back at administration throughout the semester

Taking a look back at administration throughout the semester

Megan Jones and Angelica LaVito
December 12, 2016
Filed under Administration, News, Semester-in-Review

First dean of College of Medicine announced — Aug. 30 Dr. King Li was appointed to serve as the inaugural dean for the College of Medicine and began on Oct. 1. His main goals included starting to hire faculty for the college, ensuring accreditation applications were submitted and finishing curriculum plans. ... Read more »

Illini Republicans president resigns after internal backlash

Illini Republicans president resigns after internal backlash

Adam Kaz, Staff Writer
December 12, 2016
Filed under Campus, News, Semester-in-Review

Former president of the Illini Republicans, Chris Piper, had a controversial semester. While in Marion, Illinois, working for a political campaign, members of his club doubted his leadership and asked for the resignation of himself and the current president and junior in LAS Stephanie Menezes. Me... Read more »

Student Senate implements new constitution

Student Senate implements new constitution

Gillian Dunlop, Staff Writer
December 12, 2016
Filed under ISS, News, Opinions, Semester-in-Review

From approving Indigenous People’s Day to the advocating for sexual assault awareness, the Illinois Student Senate made some big changes this semester. Perhaps one of the biggest changes the senate will enact next semester is the implementation of its new constitution. “The (new) constituti... Read more »

University police and administration meet to combat crime

University police and administration meet to combat crime

Megan Jones and Lilly Mashayek
December 12, 2016
Filed under News, Semester-in-Review

  Chancellor Robert Jones settled into his first official week at the University after a shooting on Green Street. A month later, there was another shooting on Green Street. Two months later, he watched his peers handle a shooting at Ohio State University. Safety is a big issue for any administrator.... Read more »