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Beetles make way for robotic self-correction advancements

Beetles make way for robotic self-correction advancements

By Eric Rzeszutko, Contributing writer

October 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Found locally in wooded areas, parks and forests, a common species of insect is being collected and researched for its physical and behavioral properties. Marianne Alleyne, research scientist in the Department of Entomology, became interested in the click beetle's self-correcting biology. Self-...

ISG pushes stricter attendance policy

ISG pushes stricter attendance policy

By Cori Lippert, Staff writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, ISS, News

The Illinois Student Senate is planning on taking action against senators who cannot follow the attendance policy as stated in the guidelines. Speaker of the Senate Sam LeRoy, senior in Business, has been reviewing the attendance policy and will be looking into senators who have violated the policy....

Gas leak blocks off Green Street

Gas leak blocks off Green Street

October 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

A gas leak was reported in the 1100 block of West Green Street between Engineering Hall and the Material Sciences Building in Urbana at around 9:30 a.m. on Friday. It has resulted in the blocking off of Green Street from Wright Street to South Mathews Avenue. An Illini Alert was issued around 10:30...

University announces CS + Music degree program

University announces CS + Music degree program

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

The University of Illinois School of Music is the first in the Midwest to offer the new Bachelor of Science degree in music and computer science. Stephen Burian, assistant director for public engagement at the School of Music, said students have been asking for dual degree programs like this for ...

University professor sees future dependence on wearable technology

University professor sees future dependence on wearable technology

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

With new gadgets like Fitbits and smartwatches, wearable technology’s presence in society is on the rise. Melissa Littlefield, professor of English, kinesiology and community health at the University, understands the importance of neuroscience. The goal of her research is to bring the hard science...

New director of McKinley Health Center named

New director of McKinley Health Center named

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Dr. Robert Parker will serve as the new director of the McKinley Health Center at the University, if formally approved by the Board of Trustees. “I believe Dr. Parker is passionate about the general welfare of our students and certainly understands the holistic approach to health and well-being,...

Grainger removes books to make space

Grainger removes books to make space

By Haipei Wu, Staff writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Grainger Engineering Library is pushing out books in favor of more table space due to a large influx of students and the need for study space. Approximately 30,000 print materials have been sent away from Grainger since this past summer, said Mary C. Schlembach, acting head of Grainger Engineering Lib...

Counseling Center works to dispel stigmas surrounding mental illness

Counseling Center works to dispel stigmas surrounding mental illness

By Heather Schlitz, Staff writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

Students struggling with mental health issues may feel uncomfortable utilizing the resources provided on campus because of the social stigmas attached to it. “A lot of people say they don’t want to go to to the Counseling Center because they don’t want people to think they’re crazy,” said Engli...

‘Research Live!’ registration ends today

‘Research Live!’ registration ends today

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Today is the final day to register for the University’s “Research Live!” competition, in which all University graduate students may present their graduate research to an audience in three minutes using only two slides. Participants may use one title slide, prepared by the Research Live! team, and...

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. ...

Police blotter for Oct. 17

Police blotter for Oct. 17

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign Stalking was reported on the 2400 block of Hampshire Drive around 7 p.m. Monday. According to the report, the suspect called the victim at work over 50 times to intimidate her and to try to get her fired. The suspect has a history of repeated stalking behavior toward the victim, including t...

Globetrotters to bounce into State Farm Center

Globetrotters to bounce into State Farm Center

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

The Harlem Globetrotters will bring their 2018 World Tour to the State Farm Center on Friday, Jan. 19. Tickets go on sale Tuesday and will start at $20. The team will face their long-time adversaries, the Washington Generals.  The Generals aim to break a 47-year losing streak this time around afte...

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