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GEO holds protest tutor-in as possible strike looms

GEO holds protest tutor-in as possible strike looms

December 11, 2017


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, News

Dressed in plastic ponchos and chanting to beats banged out on upturned garbage cans and water coolers, the two-day Graduate Employees' Organization strike in 2009 extracted important concessions from the University about tuition waivers and wages. As the GEO and the University remain embroiled in a months-long ...

University system releases ‘set of guiding principles’

University system releases ‘set of guiding principles’

By Madelyn Foster, Staff Writer

December 9, 2017


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, News

The University of Illinois System released a set of guiding principles on Friday. The principles address globalization and immigration, freedom of speech on campus and civic engagement. The collaborative effort to develop the principles began over the summer when a group of University officials ...

Weekly Illini: December 4, 2017

Weekly Illini: December 4, 2017

By Aaron Navarro, Audio Editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Podcasts, Weekly Illini

The Weekly Illini is your news podcast to keep up with the University of Illinois’ biggest stories. This episode looks at recent events surrounding bus company Suburban Express, who in an email advertisement sent to students and customers, said "You won't feel like you're in China when you're on...

University student wins national award

University student wins national award

By Niani Scott, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, News, Uncategorized

With over 2,000 applicants this year, the highly competitive Rhodes Scholarship has chosen the first University student since 1998: Thomas Dowling, senior in LAS. The scholarship awarded 32 students from the United States the opportunity to attend the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, with full fina...

Weekly Illini: November 28, 2017

Weekly Illini: November 28, 2017

By Aaron Navarro, Audio Editor

November 28, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Podcasts, Top Stories, Weekly Illini

The Weekly Illini is your news podcast to keep up with the University of Illinois’ biggest stories. This episode mainly looks at an incident between graduate student Tariq Khan and LAS Freshman Joel Valdez, that occurred before Thanksgiving break at an anti-Trump rally. We talked to Valdez to talked...

University announces new institute in Chicago

University announces new institute in Chicago

By Aila Rahman, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, News, State

The University has announced plans to build a new center for innovative research, the Discovery Partners Institute, in the technological hub of Chicago. The University aims to take advantage of Chicago’s new status as the next Silicon Valley. In 2015, Forbes reported that Chicago had a 19.3 percent...

University’s updates sexual misconduct policy

University’s updates sexual misconduct policy

By Samantha Boyle, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

The Sexual Misconduct Policy for the University has changed wording in some parts in order to make the consequences and main idea clearer. However, the message still stays the same: Any type of sexual misconduct will not be tolerated at the University. The University’s policy applies to anyone affili...

University Board of Trustees approves $6.5 billion 2018 budget

University Board of Trustees approves $6.5 billion 2018 budget

By Daily Illini Staff Report

November 19, 2017


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

The University Board of Trustees approved a budget for fiscal year 2018. Enrollment during the previous year reached another record high, and the previous two-year tuition freeze has extended to a third. This is the longest tuition freeze for the University in four decades. Day-to-day operating co...

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. ...

Law professor proposes legal studies minor

Law professor proposes legal studies minor

By Cori Lippert, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, News, Top Stories

The University may be offering a legal studies minor to undergraduates after Law Professor Jennifer Pahre brought the idea to officials at the College of Law. Chief of Staff of Illinois Student Government Spencer Haydary, senior in LAS, said he was approached last semester about the minor from a fr...

University plans to overhaul diversity efforts

University plans to overhaul diversity efforts

By Heather Schlitz, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017


Filed under Administration, Campus, News

Although the University has yet to make an official announcement, plans for a restructuring of the University’s diversity initiative are well underway. Nancy “Rusty” Barcelo, a diversity consultant and former president of Northern New Mexico College, led an external review of the University...

Chief Illiniwek protesters block Homecoming Parade

Chief Illiniwek protesters block Homecoming Parade

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 27, 2017


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Ethan Scholl The Daily Illini Chancellor Robert Jones helps Dr. Lynn Hassan Jones exit their car due to the 2017 Homecoming Parade being blocked by an anti-Chief Illiniwek protest on Friday. Earlier this week, following a meeting with alumni, students with indigenous backgrounds and Native American House sta...

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