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Nancy Fahey hired as head coach of Illinois women’s basketball

Nancy Fahey hired as head coach of Illinois women’s basketball

James Boyd, Staff writer
March 22
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Sports

Nancy Fahey has been hired as the Illinois women’s basketball team’s new head coach. Illinois Director of Athletics Josh Whitman made the announcement Wednesday morning. Fahey is the second head coach hired in the last five days for Illinois athletics, completing a full makeover of men’s and...

Study to music that isn’t Mozart

Study to music that isn’t Mozart

Krystyna Serhijchuk, Columnist
March 22
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Most students usually get ready to study with a stack of books and a laptop equipped with playlists curated by Spotify. Many of these are generic, comprised of classical music and somber acoustic songs. More often than not, these playlists lull me to sleep before they motivate me to study. One of Spotify’s...

Garth Brooks breaks ticket sales record in Champaign

Garth Brooks breaks ticket sales record in Champaign

Megan Jones, Staff Reporter
March 20
Filed under Around Campus, News, Top Stories

Garth Brooks broke his ticket sales record in Champaign, surpassing 50,000 sold — and tickets are still selling. The country music singer’s previous record was set March 7 to 9, 1997 with 48,633 tickets sold for a show at Assembly Hall. https://twitter.com/garthbrooks/status/8424171531313...

Nick Offerman joins Japan House fundraiser

Nick Offerman joins Japan House fundraiser

Gillian Dunlop, Assistant News Editor
March 20
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture, Top Stories

Actor Nick Offerman will be paying homage to his roots as a former Illini by participating in an April 1 Japan House fundraiser. Offerman, who is best known for his role as Ron Swanson in Parks and Recreation, graduated from the University in 1993. He has returned multiple times to see friends and...

Horth and LeDuc lead Illinois women’s gymnastics at Big Ten Championships

Horth and LeDuc lead Illinois women’s gymnastics at Big Ten Championships

Danielle Williams, Staff writer
March 19
Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s gymnastics team took second place at the Big Ten Championship Meet. The Illini scored a 196.875, good for the fifth-highest team score in program history. Michigan took home its fourth consecutive win with 197.300 points. Iowa, Nebraska and Ohio State followed with a 196.72...

Food insecurity creates silent problem for University students

Food insecurity creates silent problem for University students

Jessica Bursztynsky, Staff Writer
March 16
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

Alongside the University’s efforts to combat high levels of food waste, there also is a growing push to end student hunger. An estimated 2 to 5 percent of University students face problems of food insecurity while on campus, said Dawn Aubrey, associate director of housing for dining. Aubrey defi...

Cats are competition for Illini Cat Club

Cats are competition for Illini Cat Club

Emma Palatnik, Staff Writer
March 16
Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

When people think of cats, they generally view them as household pets. What many Americans don’t know is that there are up to eight competitive cat shows every weekend across the country. The Illini Cat Club holds an annual cat show that attracts Cat Fancier’s Association exhibitors from across the coun...

The curious career of Malcolm Hill

The curious career of Malcolm Hill

Matt Gertsmeier, Illini hoops columnist
March 16
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

After four years, Malcolm Hill is almost right back where he started — committed to Illinois with a head coach he didn’t expect to have in charge. When Hill first met John Groce in 2012, he wasn’t sure if there was a spot for him on the Illinois basketball team. The then 17-year-old Hill was eating o...

Tiley leaves legacy for Illinois men’s tennis program

Tiley leaves legacy for Illinois men’s tennis program

Cole Henke, Staff writer
March 16
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis, Top Stories

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA — In 1992, Craig Tiley walked into former Director of Athletics Ron Guenther’s office with a plan. This plan explicitly laid out every step Tiley would take as head coach of the Illinois men’s tennis program. But Tiley also had a short version. “I said what we are going to do, ...

Illini Republican bake sale has flawed reasoning

Illini Republican bake sale has flawed reasoning

Tatiana Rodriguez, Columnist
March 16
Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

When the Illini Republicans’ latest political stance is making baked goods to uphold white supremacy, you know they’re getting desperate. A few weeks before March 14, the date of the Illini Republicans’ “Affirmative Action Bake Sale,” the Illini Republicans became frustrated that there we...

UI’s new financial aid plan isn’t really new

UI’s new financial aid plan isn’t really new

Angelica LaVito, Staff Writer
March 15
Filed under Administration, News, Top Stories

University President Timothy Killeen unveiled a “new financial aid commitment” Wednesday at the Board of Trustees meeting. The only problem is: it’s not really new. The plan that would promise to award $170 million in financial aid to Illinois residents is part of a bill that would secure sta...

Killeen presents Board of Trustees with new middle class financial-aid program

Killeen presents Board of Trustees with new middle class financial-aid program

Angelica LaVito and Megan Jones
March 15
Filed under Administration, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

(10:10 a.m.) The Board of Trustees are now meeting after spending two hours in executive session. Chancellor Robert Jones began by speaking about how the 150th celebration has promoted them to look back on the University’s land grant mission. Jones said the College of Medicine has received...

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