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University’s Engineers Without Borders to build life-saving bridge in Malawi

University’s Engineers Without Borders to build life-saving bridge in Malawi

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

A University RSO is trying to build a bridge across the volatile Lunzu River that runs through the rural community of Chiliweni, Malawi. Chiliweni is just north of Blantyre, the economic capital of Malawi. To help, Engineers Without Borders started the Chiliweni Bridges Partnership. They plan to construct a ...

Andreas Cangellaris named new vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost

Andreas Cangellaris named new vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost

By Aaron Brannen, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Andreas Cangellaris, former professor, researcher and dean at the University, has been named the new vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost. Cangellaris served as the head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering until 2013, prior to leading the College of Engineering. ...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Nov. 16

The Daily Illini police blotter for Nov. 16

By Daily Illini Staff Report

November 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

Champaign Burglary from a motor vehicle was reported at Unity Baptist Church on the 400 block of South Duncan Road around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to the report, the unknown offender entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle and removed a purse. Theft was reported on the 1700 block of Valley Road a...

Christensen denied motion for trial delay

Christensen denied motion for trial delay

By Daily Illini Staff Report

November 16, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Brendt Christensen’s motion to move trial dates to October 2018 for his alleged kidnapping of Chinese scholar, Yingying Zhang, was denied Nov. 15, and the trial date will remain for Feb. 27, 2018. The court order said the defendant will not need more than five and  half months to prepare for the tria...

Women farmers combat sexism in fields

Women farmers combat sexism in fields

By Heather Schlitz, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News, State

When Mallory Krieger bought her 85-acre vegetable farm, her closing attorney expressed disbelief that a woman could run her own farm. “Oh honey,” Krieger recalls her closing attorney saying, “a farmer around these parts is a man standing out and looking at his fields.” Agricultural fields ar...

CU to revamp health inspections

CU to revamp health inspections

By Karen Liu, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District plans to abandon the scoring system in food facility health inspections while continuing its effort in standardizing the inspection process. Any score below 36 is a failing grade and will require the facility to be reinspected. Sarah Michaels, food progr...

CS + X adds new music and crop science degrees for fall semester

CS + X adds new music and crop science degrees for fall semester

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Two new CS + X majors, CS+ Music and CS + Crop Sciences, will be made available to students through the University’s School of Music and the College of ACES Department of Crop Sciences. Students can start enrolling in fall 2018. “CS + X opens up new possibilities in education, research, science, technology, in...

Solar car ‘Argo’ races across Australia

Solar car ‘Argo’ races across Australia

By Aila Rahman, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, News

The University solar car team dreamed of driving through the outback in Australia. “It was a unique experience. I had never been to that side of the world before,” said Byron Hopps, senior in Engineering. The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge ended around three weeks ago with great results for Arg...

SSC budgets for upcoming projects

SSC budgets for upcoming projects

By Niani Scott, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, News, Top Stories

The Student Sustainability Committee uses student fees to fund sustainability-related projects proposed by students, staff and faculty. The $12 Sustainable Campus Environment Fee and the $2 Cleaner Energy Technologies Fee are charged to students per semester, and amount to over $1 million in funding per y...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Nov. 14

The Daily Illini police blotter for Nov. 14

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

Champaign Theft was reported on the 200 block of Green Street around 1:30 p.m. Monday. According to the report, an unknown subject stole the victim’s bicycle. Burglary from a motor vehicle was reported on the 600 block of White Street around 2:30 a.m. Monday. According to the report, an unknown sub...

Former FAA associate dean wins gold medal award in architecture

Former FAA associate dean wins gold medal award in architecture

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 14, 2017


Filed under News

Gaines Hall, former Associate Dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts, was awarded the Gold Medal Honor Award by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Illinois Council on Nov. 3. Hall was chosen for this award for his longtime service and achievement in architecture. The Gold Medal Honor...

ISG leads students in demanding affordable textbooks

ISG leads students in demanding affordable textbooks

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 14, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

As the semester nears its end, discussion on textbook purchasing has begun. Illinois Student Government is hosting an event today to discuss alternatives to traditional textbook use and address the concerns of expensive textbooks at the University. The event, “I-L-L Never Pay That Much for a Textbook,” w...

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