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“The Quintessential Engineer” statue represents diversity at Illinois

“The Quintessential Engineer” statue represents diversity at Illinois

The Daily Illini Staff Report
April 28, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Women in Engineering will now have more representation on campus, in the form of art.   On April 28, the College of Engineering will dedicate a statue honoring women in engineering. The statue was created by Chicago sculptor Julie Rotblatt-Amrany and will be titled, “The Quintessential Engineer...

Police blotter for Apr. 27

Police blotter for Apr. 27

The Daily Illini Staff Report
April 28, 2017
Filed under Crime, News

Champaign Theft was reported at Chase Bank, 201 W. University Ave, around 12:00 a.m. on Wednesday. According to the report, an unknown suspect stole the victim’s wallet and used the victim’s debit card. Theft was reported on the intersection of Springfield Ave. and Mathews St. around 8:30 a.m. ...

ELLNORA Guitar Festival to rock campus this Sept.

ELLNORA Guitar Festival to rock campus this Sept.

The Daily Illini Staff Report
April 28, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Some of the world’s most renowned guitarists will perform at the ELLNORA | The Guitar Festival, presented by the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The festival will span over three days, held from Sept. 14-16, 2017. These artists will perform across six different spaces and stages. 14 events...

YouMatter gaming studio promotes diversity

YouMatter gaming studio promotes diversity

Taylor Howard, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

Frustrated by the underrepresentation of minorities in her younger sister’s video games, Jewel Ifeguni, sophomore in Engineering, realized something had to change, so she created YouMatter, a gaming studio in January. “[My sister] was not able to see herself as the main character,” Ifeguini s...

Criminal history question may be prohibited from admissions process

Criminal history question may be prohibited from admissions process

Leon Li, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, State

Public colleges and universities in Illinois may soon be prohibited from considering criminal history during the admissions process. The Criminal History in College Applications Act, HB 3142, has been passed by the Illinois House and is awaiting Senate vote. Many college applications, including the Com...

UI draft plan envisions campus for next decade

UI draft plan envisions campus for next decade

Luke Cooper, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

The University released its Preliminary Master Plan, outlining plans for development and renovation of campus infrastructure and land for the next 10 years. Both University committees and the national design firm SmithGroupJJR designed the draft campus plan, which was unveiled on April 11. The plan...

Research Park start-up receives $750,000 from NASA

Research Park start-up receives $750,000 from NASA

Karen Liu, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

Serionix, a start-up company located at Research Park, received $750,000 in funding from NASA for the development of a color-changing air filter called ColorfilTM to be incorporated into next-generation spacesuits. Erich Diesel, research scientist at Serionix, said the funding is a part of the federal progr...

Police blotter for April 26

Police blotter for April 26

Daily Illini Staff Report
April 27, 2017
Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign A case of domestic battery was reported on the 800 block of Sherwood Terminal around noon on Wednesday. According to the report, the victim reported that she was pushed by a man who attempted to get her to fight him. She refused to engage and called the police. A case of theft was re...

Local law enforcement participating in Distracted Driving Awareness Week

Local law enforcement participating in Distracted Driving Awareness Week

The Daily Illini Staff Report
April 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

The first-ever Illinois Distracted Driving Awareness Week is underway until Friday. This year, University and Champaign police are joining forces to emphasize the dangers of distracted driving. In an effort to highlight the importance of safe driving, local law enforcement will be conducting city and cam...

Police Blotter for April 25

Police Blotter for April 25

The Daily Illini Staff Report
April 26, 2017
Filed under Crime, News

Champaign A 24-year-old female was arrested at Illinois Terminal, 45 E. University Ave., around 1 p.m. on Monday. According to the report, she was arrested and issued a Notice to Appear for possession of heroin, syringes and drug paraphernalia. Domestic battery was reported in the 2400 block o...

Nick Offerman to speak at commencement ceremony

Nick Offerman to speak at commencement ceremony

The Daily Illini Staff Report
April 25, 2017
Filed under Campus, Showcase

Nick Offerman, University alumnus, announced in a video on the University’s Facebook page that he will be this year’s commencement speaker. Offerman graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He is an actor and producer, and he is known for his television and film roles in "Parks and Recreat...

Police Blotter for April 24

Police Blotter for April 24

Daily Illini Staff Report
April 25, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign An unlawful use of weapon was reported on the 500 block of West Kirby Avenue around 8 p.m. on Sunday. According to the report, the intoxicated victim reported that an unidentified female had pulled a gun on him at the park. A burglary from a motor vehicle was reported on the 1100 block ...

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