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Quinn announces appointees for state director positions

April 2, 2012

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has announced three of his appointments for director positions within his administration. According to a release, Quinn has appointed Dr. La Mar Hasbrouck as the director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, or IDPH, David Vaught as the director of the Department...

5 p.m. Newscast March 15, 2012

March 15, 2012

In Thursday's newscast, The Daily Illini talks about Thursday's Board of Trustee meeting, drop in the University's College of Law ranking and former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's first day in prison.

College of Law takes hit in rankings after fall investigation

March 15, 2012

The College of Law dropped 12 spots to No. 35 in the latest U.S. News and World Report’s rankings for the best law schools. This drop comes after a admissions dean systematically manipulated LSAT scores and GPAs for years, according to an external investigation. The University, along with two outside firms, issued a r...

Hogan addresses state funding at Board meeting

March 15, 2012

University President Michael Hogan did not address calls for his resignation at the Board of Trustees meeting during the morning session. Instead, he chose to speak about the financial constraints of the state and its impact on the University. Hogan said that that Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has proposed ...

College of Veterinary Medicine offers a lecture on treating cats

March 12, 2012

Students will now have a chance to figure out whether their cat got sick or not. The lecture is part of the Pet U : Learning to care for pets program which is a program designed to provide daily care information to pet owners. Pet U is offered at two locations; Chicago and Urbana. Companion Animal Resource...

Washington Post Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Finkel to speak on campus

March 6, 2012

David Finkel,Washington Post Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, will speak at 213 Gregory Hall on Thursday. Finkel's lecture will take place at noon. There is no cost for attendance. Finkel is a long-time reporter and editor at The Washington Post and the author of "The Good Soldiers," the story of...

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March 2, 2012

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Unofficial results in 289 charges

March 2, 2012

The number of tickets issued on Unofficial St. Patrick's Day was down this year. Police wrote 289 tickets during the day, according to preliminary results released early Saturday morning. That number is down 75 from 2011, when 364 tickets were issued. The weather could have kept the number of tickets down. Showers...

Some students choose not to participate in Unofficial

March 2, 2012

Thunderstorms put a damper on some students' Unofficial plans, while other students chose not to participate regardless of the weather. Ben Wooley, freshman in Engineering, decided to wear a green shirt but did not plan on participating. “It’s kind of frowned upon, but wearing green still makes me feel...

Champaign-Urbana should use Unofficial to community’s benefit

March 1, 2012

Yes, on Unofficial there is, in fact, drinking — underage drinking for that matter. That’s different from last weekend, how? We are a drinking campus, and that’s not going to cease. Just the same, it’s as impossible to stop the flood of nearly 20,000 people into Champaign-Urbana this weekend....

5 p.m. Newscast February 29, 2012

February 29, 2012

In Wednesday's edition of the newscast, the Daily Illini gives you the latest on when you can expect to see the names of the Urbana campus student trustees released, power outages in Champaign and Urbana and the tornado that turned Harrisburg, Ill. into an official disaster zone....

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