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Editorial: Honoring Brett Lerner’s memory

Editorial: Honoring Brett Lerner’s memory

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board
October 19, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

There are some people who seem to be everywhere at once; the rare individual who can simultaneously excel both at work and in school, and still have time to develop lasting connections with everyone they meet. On Friday, the Illini Media Company and Zeta Beta Tau will honor one of those amazing peop...

The Daily Illini and WPGU thank supporters of Brett Lerner's legacy

The Daily Illini and WPGU thank supporters of Brett Lerner's legacy

March 10, 2016
Filed under Sports

The Daily Illini and WPGU recently got new mics in their live studio. This was thanks to The Brett Lerner Sports Broadcasting Memorial Fund. Illini Media Company was able to make this purchase that will help students for years to come and help keep Brett's love for sports broadcasting live on.Thi...

'Alright boys, let's do a radio show;' Illini Drive Tribute to Brett Lerner

'Alright boys, let's do a radio show;' Illini Drive  Tribute to Brett Lerner

By Brett Lerner
October 27, 2015
Filed under Sports

Today's show was broadcasted with heavy hearts as the Illini Drive family paid tribute to their friend and co-host Brett Lerner, who passed away Friday in a car accident. They shared their best memories and discussed just how truly special of a person Brett was. The staff figured it was only fittin...

Brett Lerner remembered on social media

Brett Lerner remembered on social media

By Masaki Sugimoto
October 25, 2015
Filed under Sports

The community took to Twitter to remember Brett Lerner, who passed away on Friday. This page will be updated in the coming days.Twitter TweetTwitter TweetTwitter TweetTwitter TweetTwitter TweetTwitter TweetTwitter TweetTwitter TweetTwitter TweetTwitter TweetTwitter TweetTwitter TweetTwitter TweetTwitter TweetT...

Why The Daily Illini will miss Brett Lerner

Why The Daily Illini will miss Brett Lerner

By Peter Bailey-Wells
October 25, 2015
Filed under News, Sports

For today's Illini Drive tribute to Brett Lerner listen here:Working in journalism is a funny thing. In newsrooms, your social life is defined by 5- to 10-minute interactions. You might see someone anywhere from once a week to twice a day — it all depends on your hectic schedules.For a lot of us, Brett Ler...

What people said about Brett Lerner

October 25, 2015
Filed under Uncategorized

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Zeta Beta Tau fraternity to hold vigil for UI student

Zeta Beta Tau fraternity to hold vigil for UI student

By Daily Illini Staff Report
October 28, 2015
Filed under News

Members of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity will host a candle light vigil in honor of Brett Lerner on the Main Quad on Thursday.The vigil will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will recognize Lerner’s involvement across campus; those in attendance will be invited to light candles in memory of Lerner. Additionally, mem...

Aspiring, late sports journalist's impact felt across C-U

Aspiring, late sports journalist's impact felt across C-U

By Daily Illini Staff Report
October 25, 2015
Filed under News, Sports

The C-U area lost a highly involved, young sports journalist this weekend.Brett Lerner, 20, of Buffalo Grove, died in a car crash around 7:30 p.m. Friday, as he was traveling on Route 47 to an assignment for WCIA, where he was a sports intern. Lerner died of injuries sustained in the crash; the deat...

UI student, Illini Media employee dies in car crash

UI student, Illini Media employee dies in car crash

By The Daily Illini Staff Report
October 24, 2015
Filed under News, Sports

Editor's Note: The Daily Illini plans to honor Brett Lerner in the coming days. Brett was an incredible part of our newsroom, and he will be missed greatly. We were honored to be able to work with someone who loved their craft as much as Brett did. We continue to remember and honor B...

Reflecting on my time at the Daily Illini

By Charlotte Carroll, Sports editor
March 15, 2017
Filed under Sports

As I finish my tenure at The Daily Illini, I’ve been thinking a lot about the firsts: my first day as sports editor, my first meeting in charge, my first day covering football, my first day at The Daily Illini. And while I’ll have plenty more firsts in my life, and hopefully more in other ne...

Why Fall 2015 was a sad semester for DI Sports

Why Fall 2015 was a sad semester for DI Sports

By Peter Bailey-Wells
December 23, 2015
Filed under Sports

The Daily Illini sports staff lost another member of its extended family when former staffer Deep Chatterjee passed away.Deep hadn't done any work for us since 2014 ended — he wasn't a journalism student, and wasn't integrated into the journalism community like Brett Lerner, who passed away in Octo...

Illini women’s basketball blown out again on the road

February 18, 2015
Filed under Uncategorized

Before the season, Illinois women’s basketball head coach Matt Bollant’s talking point was the intensity of the practices his team had been going through. It seems that this coaching point has come full circle for the Illini as they prepare for the final four-game stretch of the season, which star...

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