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Main Library acquires 14 millionth book

Main Library acquires 14 millionth book

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

The University has added its 14 millionth volume to its collection at The University of Illinois Library. The 14 millionth volume is “The University of Illinois: Engine of Innovation” by Frederick E. Hoxie, a retired professor of history, law and American Indian studies. Scott Koeneman, assis...

A quiet crisis: A conversation on mental health, suicides on campus

A quiet crisis: A conversation on mental health, suicides on campus

By Charlotte Collins, Video Editor

December 11, 2017


Filed under Longform, Showcase

Everything seemed to be in place for her collegiate career. She graduated from the prestigious Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, Illinois, and was recently admitted to the University as a chemical engineer. Everything wasn't just falling perfectly into place; rather, everything...

From footy to football: Hayes adjusts to new sport

From footy to football: Hayes adjusts to new sport

By Jacob Diaz, Staff writer

December 7, 2017


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Showcase, Sports, Top Stories

It’s 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, and Illinois is set to kick off against Indiana in Champaign. It is about 36 degrees Fahrenheit, and there is a slight breeze running through Memorial Stadium. On the other side of the world it’s 4 a.m. in Melbourne, Australia, on Sunday, Nov. 12. It is 13 degre...

Students respond to Suburban Express controversy

Students respond to Suburban Express controversy

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 5, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Over the weekend, transportation company Suburban Express sent out a controversial advertisement that made discriminatory comments directed at Chinese international students at the University. The advertisement was followed by two “apologies,” the first of which was deemed “offensive, bigot...

Illinois volleyball moves on to the Sweet 16

Illinois volleyball moves on to the Sweet 16

By Meghan Rest, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball, Women's Sports

“Sweet” was the word of the weekend for the Illini. After two thrilling five-set victories in the first rounds of the NCAA tournament Friday and Saturday, Illinois punched its ticket to the Sweet 16. This marks the eighth time in 10 years Illinois has advanced this far. The journey began Friday ni...

Shame on Suburban Express

Shame on Suburban Express

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

December 2, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Showcase, Top Stories

This weekend, mass transit company Suburban Express made racist and discriminatory statements aimed at more than 20 percent of the University’s student population. In an email advertising the “Suburban Express Experience,” they wrote, “You won’t feel like you’re in China when you’re on our bu...

Green Street set to open for traffic mid-December

Green Street set to open for traffic mid-December

By Haipei Wu, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


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

By the time students return to campus for the spring semester, construction along Green Street between Neil and First streets will be complete, confirmed Kris Koester, administrative services manager & public information officer of City of Champaign Public Works. The final completion date for this ...

Advertising student Hayden Gallup designs animations for major companies

Advertising student Hayden Gallup designs animations for major companies

By Pari Apostolakos, Staff writer

November 29, 2017


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture, Showcase, Top Stories

For many students, getting a job offer from a company like IBM is a dream come true. Hayden Gallup has received that and much more from companies like Nike, LG and Audi. Gallup, junior in Media, runs a design business where he creates animations for companies to use in their advertisements. Gallup’...

First-generation students share struggles paving their path

First-generation students share struggles paving their path

By Roxana Madani, Staff writer

November 27, 2017


Filed under Life & Culture, Showcase

When Margarita Castrejon, sophomore in LAS, came to the University, her parents could not share memories about their university life. Castrejon was the first in her family to go to college. Instead, her parents shared words of encouragement and praise for her accomplishment. “A first-generation ...

Changes to campus’ ASL program bring attention to Deaf culture

Changes to campus’ ASL program bring attention to Deaf culture

By Karen Liu, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


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

The University’s American Sign Language program will continue next semester with only one regular instructor, and the first-level ASL class will not be offered as a result. “One of the ASL instructors retired suddenly before the beginning of fall 2017,” said Karen Kirk, department head of Speec...

Statue set to honor Dick Butkus

Statue set to honor Dick Butkus

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 23, 2017


Filed under Campus, Football, Men's Sports, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Illini football legend Dick Butkus will join legend Red Grange in memorialization with a new statue being erected in his honor. Director of Athletics Josh Whitman announced the plans for the statue at a Nov. 20 news conference.  “When you think about the University of Illinois and the Fighting Illini Athletic...

University ranks among best schools for international students

University ranks among best schools for international students

By Daily Illini Staff Report

November 22, 2017


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

The annual Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange ranked the University as second among public universities in the nation for international student enrollment, following Arizona State University.  Including private institutions, the University ranked sixth. The report was publish...

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