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Bicycle maintenance class started this semester

Bicycle maintenance class started this semester

By JieJie Wang, Staff writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

With four to six thousand cyclists on campus, Lily Wilcock, active transportation coordinator, created a free bicycle maintenance class. Simon Pokorny, junior in Architecture and instructor of the class, said that what he usually teaches during the class is basic knowledge about bike maintenance. ...

Domestic Violence Awareness Month highlights daily issue

Domestic Violence Awareness Month highlights daily issue

By Rebecca Wood, Staff writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

Women between the ages of 18-24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence, almost double the national average, according to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Because October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the University is looki...

First report of meningitis since 2008 reported on campus

First report of meningitis since 2008 reported on campus

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 17, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

A University student was admitted to Carle Foundation Hospital with a confirmed case of meningococcal meningitis last Tuesday. Close friends and roommates of the student are being contacted in order to identify others who may be at risk. The student lives on the fourth floor at LAR. Medical Dire...

Illini Lights Out attempts to reduce carbon footprint

Illini Lights Out attempts to reduce carbon footprint

By Aila Rahman, Staff writer

October 15, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

On Sept. 29, 35 volunteers came together to turn off lights around campus to preserve energy.   Campus sustainability interns at the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment organized Illini Lights Out, which involved going to buildings around the Main Quad and turning off the lights. ...

Sustainable Student Farm provides fresh produce to Illinois campus

Sustainable Student Farm provides fresh produce to Illinois campus

By Haipei Wu, Staff writer

October 14, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

Boxes of apples, peppers, radishes and other produce are lined up weekly in the Sustainable Student Farm (SSF) stand on the Main Quad for students and community members to buy. This is the eighth year since SSF brought its organic products right to the front of Illini Union. This year, the farmers st...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 12

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 12

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 12, 2017


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

Champaign An aggravated battery was reported on the 200 block of Burr Oak Court around 10 p.m. Wednesday. According to the report, the victim was battered by the suspect, who was then arrested. A burglary from a motor vehicle was reported on the 800 block of Chickory Drive  around 7 a.m. Thursday. A...

UI student’s family affected by Hurricane Maria

UI student’s family affected by Hurricane Maria

By Alyssa Pappas, Staff writer

October 12, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

Gabriel Sierra’s life changed when Hurricane Maria hit his home on Sept. 20. “It never hits us, so I literally was not expecting it to hit us. This time it actually happened,” Sierra, sophomore in Engineering, said. According to the World Vision Organization, Hurricane Maria was the strongest hurri...

Students on the Suburban Express ‘Page of Shame’ speak out

Students on the Suburban Express ‘Page of Shame’ speak out

By Olivia Welshans, Contributing writer

October 12, 2017


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

Transit company Suburban Express has a page on its website entitled “Page of Shame.” Personal information of certain customers is listed, including their name, email, phone number and address. Entries on the list date as early as 2009. The web page says, “think of this as a review site, where we revie...

Hazing a continuing issue on campus

Hazing a continuing issue on campus

By Heather Schlitz, Staff writer

October 12, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

As rushing for Greek organizations draws to a close and new members are welcomed, the Interfraternity Council said it has a tight grip on the prevention of hazing at the University. Ross Bessinger, vice president of public relations for the IFC, said they have not had any problems with hazing during...

Christensen charged in kidnapping of missing Chinese scholar

Christensen charged in kidnapping of missing Chinese scholar

By Jessica Bursztynsky, News Editor

October 11, 2017


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

Brendt Christensen pleaded not guilty in federal court today to the charges he is facing in the kidnapping case of visiting scholar Yingying Zhang. Appearing before Judge Eric Long, Christensen is charged with one count of kidnapping resulting in death and two counts of making false statements to...

CS Department hires eight faculty members to meet an increasing number of freshmen

CS Department hires eight faculty members to meet an increasing number of freshmen

By Jie Jie Wang, Contributing writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

The Department of Computer Science welcomed eight new faculty members this fall under the pressure of an increasing number of freshmen. “We see our applications increase dramatically from year-to-year,” said Colin Robertson, assistant director of communications for computer science. “This fal...

University solar car team heads to Australia

University solar car team heads to Australia

By Karen Liu, Staff writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Showcase

Argo, the Illini Solar Car prototype, is surging through the Australian Outback for a seven-day race in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. Jonathan Mullen, junior in Engineering and president of Illini Solar Car, said the race is 1,864 miles long and the cars will rely solely on solar power durin...

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