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Police Blotter for March 24

Police Blotter for March 24

Daily Illini Staff Report
March 24
Filed under Crime, News

Champaign Burglary was reported on the 300 block of Springfield Ave around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. According to the report, an unknown subject forced entry into the victim’s residence, stole  electronic equipment and fled the area. Police did not apprehend the subject. Domestic battery was r...

Police Blotter for March 23

Police Blotter for March 23

Daily Illini Staff Report
March 23
Filed under Crime, News

Champaign Battery and attempted robbery was reported on the 1300 block of Springfield Ave around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday. According to the report, an unknown suspect battered the victim and attempted to rob him. Attempted burglary was reported on the 1400 block of Springfield Ave around 9:30 p.m. o...

Percentage of University students from underrepresented groups below peer median

Percentage of University students from underrepresented groups below peer median

Leon Li, Staff Writer
March 23
Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, News

With an international population of over 10,000, the University boasts one of the highest percentages of international students in the country at nearly 24 percent.  The percentage of students from underrepresented groups, however, remains below the median of the University’s peer group. Of the three sch...

Police Blotter for March 22

Police Blotter for March 22

March 23
Filed under Crime, News

Champaign A case of criminal damage to property was reported in the 2600 block of Sangamon Dr. around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday. According to the report, an unknown offender had caused damage to the victim’s vehicle. A 28-year-old male was arrested on the charges of domestic battery, criminal da...

Altgeld Bell Tower chimes discontinued indefinitely for repairs

Altgeld Bell Tower chimes discontinued indefinitely for repairs

Luke Cooper, Staff Writer
March 22
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Showcase

The bells at Altgeld Tower will be closed indefinitely as of March 19, according to a statement from the University News Bureau. Tours and chime performances will be discontinued due to repairs. “The bell tower work is a small part of a great deal of necessary work to be done at Altgeld and Illin...

TEDxUIUC to bring “prominent” speakers to University

TEDxUIUC to bring “prominent” speakers to University

Daily Illini Staff Report
March 22
Filed under News

TEDxUIUC is holding its annual TED talk at the Krannert Art Center on April 23. Several speakers, including Robert High and Donna Cox, are expected to headline. Tanmay Adya, a TEDxUIUC director, said in an email that these speakers were chosen based on this year’s theme, Creative Chaos. “Wheth...

Police Blotter for Mar. 21

Police Blotter for Mar. 21

Daily Illini Staff Report
March 21
Filed under Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign Criminal damage to property was reported at the 900 block of Francis Dr around 10:00 p.m. on Monday. According to the report, two suspects broke a window inside a bowling alley. Forgery was reported at the 200 block of Broadmoor Dr around 1 p.m. on Monday. According to the report, an...

University investigation discovers cases of discrimination in Facilities & Services

University investigation discovers cases of discrimination in Facilities & Services

Jessica Berbey, Assistant Daytime Editor
March 21
Filed under Administration, Campus, News

The University conducted an investigation regarding the work environment within the Facilities & Services sect due to claims of discrimination among employees. According to the report presented by Eric Smith, assistant vice president for equal opportunity and human resources, “A number of em...

Student body president expected to veto resolution

Student body president expected to veto resolution

Daily Illini Staff Report
March 21
Filed under Campus, ISS, News

Illinois Student Government's annual It's On Us week of action against sexual assault was vetoed by Ron Lewis, student body president, despite being passed during the government meeting.  As a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Week of Action, April 3-9, is a series of workshops and discussions ...

University set to archive years of professor’s work

University set to archive years of professor’s work

Kevin Delgado, Staff Writer
March 21
Filed under Campus, News

The work of 102-year-old Fred Kummerow, Comparative Bio-sciences professor at the University, is expected to be archived by the Main Library in attempt to preserve years of his research. Kummerow's research on heart-clogging trans fats gained controversial worldwide recognition during his journey...

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...

Police Blotter for March 17

Police Blotter for March 17

March 16
Filed under Crime, News

Urbana A 31-year-old male was reported for criminal Damage to property, at the 1600 block of Melrose Park CT., at around 11:30 on Wednesday. According to the report, 2 door frames were damaged when the offender forced entry into the apartment. A 19-year-old male was reported for driving under t...

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