The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Party attendees welcome Year of the Dragon with traditional celebrations

January 23, 2012

Students across campus celebrated the Chinese New Year and welcomed the year of the dragon for the first time in 12 years Sunday evening. About 50 students gathered at the Asian American Cultural Center for a party organized by the Overseas China Education Foundation, or OCEF. This was the first time the growing organization has thrown a New Year’s celebration.

Women’s basketball defeated after 2 key players get benched

January 20, 2012

The game wasn’t decided in the final seconds, but the Illinois women’s basketball team once again could not procure a victory in a close game against a conference opponent.

America still struggles with race relations

January 18, 2012

As another Martin Luther King Jr. Day passes, we are prompted to remember how far we’ve come as a country in terms of race relations and, also, how far we have yet to go. The story of Pvt. Danny Chen is a sobering reminder that even as we celebrate our progress, we are not where we need to be yet.

U.S. Department of Transportation awards University $3.5 million

January 18, 2012

The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the University a $3.5 million research grant today.

5 p.m. Newscast January 18, 2012

January 18, 2012

In Wednesday's edition of the newscast, the Daily Illini uncovers details about stolen donations to a scholarship fund, renovations of the Illini Union and the anti-piracy legislation protests, including the Wikipedia blackout.

Pickles exposed: Salt and vinegar in this tasty snack can help cure hangovers

January 17, 2012

This week is the time for us to go out and make questionable decisions with our recently reunited friends before classes get too hectic. I don’t make the rules. It’s just the way it is. But if you’re anything like me, even the most fun of nights can be easily overshadowed when I’m lying in bed the next morning with a pulsating head and one very, very grumpy stomach. While other people go after the closest bottle of ibuprofen and water, my go-to “morning after” fix comes in the form of a pickle – or two or three. Little did I know, eating pickles or drinking pickle juice was an ancient remedy to the common case of a hangover. Does it really work though? Have we been suffering after countless fun nights when the solution was just in our refrigerators?

Humor needed for super PAC scrutiny

January 17, 2012

South Carolina voters are in for a surprise soon, especially if they aren’t familiar with comedian and political satirist Stephen Colbert and his peculiar brand of humor.

Bertrand scores 25 in Illinois win over Nebraska

January 7, 2012

With an absent Sam Maniscalco and limited D.J. Richardson, the Illinois men’s basketball team grinded out another win Saturday, this time over Nebraska, 59-54, at the Assembly Hall in the teams’ first meeting as Big Ten opponents.

Leonard block seals Illinois win over Northwestern

January 5, 2012

EVANTSTON, Ill. - When the Illinois men's basketball team was able to shut down Northwestern's John Shurna, it thrived.

Three assistant coaches named to football staff

January 3, 2012

Illinois head coach Tim Beckman hired three new assistant coaches for his first staff on Tuesday - Chris Beatty, Luke Butkus and Jon Tenuta.

Whitney Mercilus to enter NFL draft

January 3, 2012

Junior defensive end Whitney Mercilus will forgo his senior season to enter the 2012 NFL Draft. The draft will take place April 26 to 28 at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

Abbott teams with University to create nutrition, cognition research center

December 19, 2011

Abbott, an international healthcare company, and the University will establish a multi-disciplinary nutrition and cognition research center on the Urbana campus.

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