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The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 12

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 12

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 13, 2017


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

Champaign Retail theft was reported at Circle K, 1713 W. John St., around midnight Tuesday. According to the report, an unknown male offender stole merchandise from the gas station. Some or possibly all of the property was returned. Aggravated battery was reported at Circle K, 2315 W. Springfield Ave., ar...

Higher news media literacy, lower chance of conspiracy thinking

Higher news media literacy, lower chance of conspiracy thinking

By Rebecca Wood, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, News

Researchers from the University of Illinois, Boise State University and Indiana University Southeast created a system of measurement that can tell the likelihood of if someone will endorse a political conspiracy theory. Stephanie Craft, associate professor of journalism, said the group initially rec...

Campus Mail costs increasing for first time in over decade

Campus Mail costs increasing for first time in over decade

By Madelyn Foster, Staff Writer

December 12, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, News, Top Stories

Beginning in January 2018, the cost of Campus Mail services will increase by 5 percent. This is the first price increase Campus Mail has seen in over ten years. Campus Mail is state funded and became a part of the Document Services unit in 2011. The department as a whole has been open for almost a hun...

Professors give input on net neutrality

Professors give input on net neutrality

By Aila Rahman, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, News

With the looming Federal Communications Commission's vote on net neutrality currently planned for Dec. 14, University professors are reflecting on possible ramifications of the repeal. Net neutrality is the idea that all internet traffic must be treated equally. Without it, internet service provider...

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 ...

Study reveals consistency in bankruptcy misconceptions

Study reveals consistency in bankruptcy misconceptions

By Karen Liu, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, News

University professors and a student teamed up on a study focusing on racial stereotypes and the bankruptcy system, the most recent in a string of studies on this topic. According to the latest study, both the original data from 2007 and the replicate data from 2013 to 2014 show African-Americans a...

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 ...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 8

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 8

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 9, 2017


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

Champaign Aggravated battery  and theft was reported on the 1100 block of North McKinley Avenue around 6 p.m. Thursday. According to the report, the offender choked and battered the mother of his child. The offender fled the residence, stealing the victim’s pistol prior to police arrival. The offe...

Democratic candidate Jon Ebel calls for Senator Franken to step down

Democratic candidate Jon Ebel calls for Senator Franken to step down

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 8, 2017


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

University professor and congressional candidate for the 13th district Jon Ebel joined the ranks of Democrats that called for Senator Al Franken's resignation. Ebel said in a press release that Franken should step down from the Senate in light of Franken's sexual harassment allegations. Franken an...

Students campaign for Middle Eastern and North African cultural house

Students campaign for Middle Eastern and North African cultural house

By George Vasillatos, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, News

For the past two years, Students for an Arab Cultural Center has campaigned to open a Middle Eastern and North African cultural house as a way to help students connect to their heritage. “This is essential, especially in the current political climate,” said Amira Hadyeh, president of the group ...

UI scientists create drug-delivering nanoparticles to target cancer stem cells

UI scientists create drug-delivering nanoparticles to target cancer stem cells

By Rebecca Wood, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, News

The University is making major strides in stem cell cancer research, aiming to change the way various types of cancers are treated, as detailed in a recent study. Santosh Misra, first author of a study published in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics and postdoctoral researcher in engineering, said...

Nobel Prize winner leaves his legacy

Nobel Prize winner leaves his legacy

By Yasmeen Ragab, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


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

One early morning in October 2003, Gregory Girolami received a phone call that a close friend and faculty member who lived four houses down from him, Paul C. Lauterbur, was awarded the Nobel Prize. Girolami, then department head of chemistry at the University, recalls driving Lauterbur from appointm...

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