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Research aids process for turning water into fuel

Research aids process for turning water into fuel

By HongBin Jeong, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Science & Technology

A world where cars are fueled with water instead of natural gas may become a reality sooner than people imagine, thanks to a team of researchers at the University. The team has found a new catalyst that expedites the rate of water-splitting reactions, which allows hydrogen to be produced faster and in larger qua...

Faculty lacks diversity despite University efforts

Faculty lacks diversity despite University efforts

By Heather Schlitz, Assistant News Editor

October 11, 2018


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus Life, News, Showcase, Top Stories

As the University was lauded for admitting a record number of freshmen from underrepresented groups this year, the ranks of faculty and administrators in the eight largest colleges on campus continue to be dominated by men and white people. Though the Office for Access and Equity has implemented myri...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 9

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 9

By Therese Pokorney, Assistant Daytime News Editor

October 10, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Theft was reported on the 500 block of East University Avenue around 1 a.m. Tuesday. According to the report, an unknown offender entered the parking garage and stole the victim’s bicycle. Criminal defacement of property was reported on the 300 block of Gregory Drive around 6 p.m. Su...

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...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 8

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 8

By Therese Pokorney, Assistant Daytime News Editor

October 9, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Battery was reported on the 2500 block of Southmoor Drive around 2 p.m. Thursday. According to the report, a female acting as a mentor for Champaign schools battered a student on the bus. No arrests have been made at this time. Theft was reported at Maytag Coin Laundry, 519 N. Neil St., ...

Memorial garden dedicated to missing scholar Yingying Zhang

Memorial garden dedicated to missing scholar Yingying Zhang

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 9, 2018


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

A memorial garden will be dedicated in the name of visiting scholar Yingying Zhang, who went missing on June 9, 2017 and is presumed dead by the FBI, on Oct. 11. The Yingying Zhang garden, located at the intersection of Goodwin and Clark, is designed by Phyllis Williams and Christina Nordholm, members ...

Urbana scholar awarded MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant

Urbana scholar awarded MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 9, 2018


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, News, Top Stories

Rebecca Sandefur, University sociologist and legal scholar, is one of the 25 people to received the $625,000 MacArthur Fellowship this year. The Fellowship awards people with interests in a wide array of fields, including writers, teachers, entrepreneurs and similar fields, for their creativity an...

Professor leads student team to prestigious award

Professor leads student team to prestigious award

By Daniel Renteria, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Science & Technology, Uncategorized

University chemistry professor Christina White has become the first woman to receive the award for Creative Work in Synthetic Chemistry from the American Chemical Society, which was first awarded in 1957. White’s research focuses on the use of carbon-hydrogen bond reactivity to create catalysts that s...

Campus hosts first Indigenous People’s Day

Campus hosts first Indigenous People’s Day

By Zihan Wang, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Uncategorized

In 1867, the University was founded on land inhabited by indigenous people. To honor those who lived in Central Illinois, the Native American and Indigenous Student Organization is hosting the first-ever campus-wide celebration for Indigenous People’s Day. “It is a day to recognize Indigenous Peopl...

New course to offer insight on Trump media tactics

New course to offer insight on Trump media tactics

By Emily Dao, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News, Uncategorized

Students who are looking to add an eight-week course for the second half of the semester now have the option to take a journalism course called Trumpaganda — The War on Facts, Press and Democracy. This semester is the first time this journalism course is offered, and it will explore the Trump admini...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 5

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 5

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 8, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Criminal damage to property and burglary from a motor vehicle were reported on the 4500 block of Copper Ridge Road around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. According to the report, the victim reported her vehicle was broken into and her purse was taken. Aggravated domestic battery was reported on the...

Main Library gets modern makeover

Main Library gets modern makeover

By Ashley Fu, Contributing Writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

The University is giving the Main Library a $54-million modern makeover which will be completed in 2024, the year the library turns 100 years old. John Wilkin, dean of libraries and University librarian, said in an email the oldest stack ranges in the Main Library will be replaced with a modern facility...

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