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“The Quintessential Engineer” statue represents diversity at Illinois

“The Quintessential Engineer” statue represents diversity at Illinois

The Daily Illini Staff Report
April 28, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Women in Engineering will now have more representation on campus, in the form of art.   On April 28, the College of Engineering will dedicate a statue honoring women in engineering. The statue was created by Chicago sculptor Julie Rotblatt-Amrany and will be titled, “The Quintessential Engineer...

Smith commits to Illinois

Smith commits to Illinois

Matt Gertsmeier, Columnist
April 26, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

Mark Smith has committed to Illinois. The four-star guard held a press conference at Edwardsville High School to announce his commitment Wednesday. Smith took a visit to the Illinois campus last week, and he is the first commit of the Brad Underwood era. The 6-foot-5 guard from Edwardsville, Illinois, i...

Nick Offerman to speak at commencement ceremony

Nick Offerman to speak at commencement ceremony

The Daily Illini Staff Report
April 25, 2017
Filed under Campus, Showcase

Nick Offerman, University alumnus, announced in a video on the University’s Facebook page that he will be this year’s commencement speaker. Offerman graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He is an actor and producer, and he is known for his television and film roles in "Parks and Recreat...

2016 Illinois Mr. Basketball recipient transfers to Kansas from California

2016 Illinois Mr. Basketball recipient transfers to Kansas from California

Matt Gertsmeier, Columnist
April 25, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports

Charlie Moore is transferring to Kansas. The 5-foot-11 guard from Chicago made the announcement Tuesday via Twitter. Moore played his freshman season at California and decided to transfer to be closer to his family. Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reported Moore was deciding between Illinois and Kansas. Moore...

Mike Posner performs motivating show at Canopy Club

Mike Posner performs motivating show at Canopy Club

Meral Aycicek, Staff writer
April 25, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture, Showcase

Mike Posner performed in a packed room at the Canopy Club Sunday night. At 9 p.m., Adam Friedman opened up the show on his own with "Gravity," followed by "Sad" and "Stronger." “A round of applause for Urbana. Super f------ applause for Urbana. Snaps for Urbana,” Friedman said. Friedman t...

Illinois’ bulldog of Barstool

Illinois’ bulldog of Barstool

Stephen Cohn, Staff writer
April 24, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

Chuck Naso was a local baseball legend at the all-male St. Laurence High School in Burbank, Illinois. There were stories of a south suburban kid on the mound who would attack hitters. Scouts were impressed with his ability at the plate, especially after he hit .367 with four home runs and 27 RBIs in 2...

Pandamonium Doughnuts food truck to expand, open Savoy storefront

Pandamonium Doughnuts food truck to expand, open Savoy storefront

April 21, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Showcase

Pandamonium Doughnuts, a popular local food truck, is opening a permanent storefront later this summer. The new space, set to open late summer or early fall, will also be a full coffee shop, said Pandamonium Doughnuts owner James Kyung. “The storefront will allow us to utilize our own space and exp...

UI student sets himself on fire on Krannert rooftop

UI student sets himself on fire on Krannert rooftop

Daily Illini Staff Report
April 19, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, Showcase

A 21-year-old male student from Gurnee, Illinois, died in a fire overnight at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The Champaign County Coroner's Office has yet to release his name. At 2:47 a.m., the Urbana Fire Department and University Police patrol officers responded to a call at the Krann...

Is there anything Meagan McNicholas can’t do?

Is there anything Meagan McNicholas can’t do?

Jacob Diaz, Staff writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports, Women's Sports

A track star, an outgoing leader, a guard on the basketball team, a soccer player, a nuclear engineer, a prospective medical student, a gym rat and a valedictorian. It sounds like it could be the cast of a John Hughes coming-of-age film. But if that movie was shot at Rochester High School last year...

Asha UIUC hosts annual Holi festival

Asha UIUC hosts annual Holi festival

Tess O'Brien, Staff writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture, Showcase

A cloud of red, blue, yellow, green and orange powders filled the air. The continually-growing crowd began settling down to  intermittent performances, ranging from belly dancers to children’s groups. Holi, the Indian festival of colors, had begun. Saturday, Asha UIUC, a nonprofit organization that work...

Unofficial election results name new student body president

Unofficial election results name new student body president

Gillian Dunlop, Staff Writer
April 16, 2017
Filed under Campus, ISS, News, Showcase

Raneem Shamseldin, junior in Business, who will most likely be the next student body president, is beginning to plan her upcoming presidency. Unofficial election results predict Shamseldin and her running mate, Joseph Domanski, received 2,638 votes, while Bobby Knier, junior in LAS, and his running...

Your new, future robot co-worker

Your new, future robot co-worker

Emily Scott, Staff Writer
April 13, 2017
Filed under Longform, Showcase

In the future, your co-worker might be a robot.

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