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Don’t let Smith’s salary anger you just yet

Don’t let Smith’s salary anger you just yet

November 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Football, Men's Sports, Salary Guide, Sports

It’s easy to assume that some professors and students took issue with Lovie Smith signing his six-year, $21 million deal with Illinois in 2016. They probably have more issues with it now that Smith has led the team to five total wins since the 2016 season. I understand that the team is struggling r...

Why we make the Salary Guide

Why we make the Salary Guide

By Lillian Barkley, Editor-in-Chief

November 13, 2017


Filed under Salary Guide

The Salary Guide is the most consistently visited area of The Daily Illini website. We receive emails throughout the year asking when the updated guide will be available. It’s clear to us that the community is interested in the financial impact of the University, and for good reason. After the statewide...

Five graphs to visualize the University of Illinois’ top earners

Five graphs to visualize the University of Illinois’ top earners

November 13, 2017


Filed under Salary Guide, Special Sections, Top Stories

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Other things to do if your dad doesn’t like football

Other things to do if your dad doesn’t like football

By Yoav Margalit, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Dads Weekend, Special Sections

Hanging out with the people you love is something anybody can get behind. It’s not hard to look forward to the big football game when everyone knows they will have a good time. But as Dads Weekend approaches, some people might start asking, “What if my dad doesn’t like football?” It’s a go...

You should visit your family at home more often

You should visit your family at home more often

By Yifan Gu, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Dads Weekend, Special Sections

As we grow up, we get used to leaving home: from several blocks in childhood to another city in youth and around the world for college. To some people, distance from home is a measurement of success. However, you always need to visit home. Without family, life just would not be the same. Step back and...

Dad’s everlasting support continues after high school

Dad’s everlasting support continues after high school

By Ashley Rayan, Contributing Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Dads Weekend, Special Sections

As I am the oldest of three children, my parents were pretty clueless when it was time for me to go to college. My dad came to the United States from India as an international student at North Dakota State University at Fargo in 1984. He was alone, young and naive, but he was also smart, driven and ...

Celebrate your father; he won’t be around forever

Celebrate your father; he won’t be around forever

By Molly Zupan, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Dads Weekend, Special Sections

We all have fears. Some of those fears are irrational or unrealistic, while others are inevitable and maybe even reccurring. Last summer, I was afraid of spiders and the dark. A few months later, my biggest fears changed dramatically. I became afraid of losing a loved one. On Sept. 2, 2016, my dad suffered from cardi...

Dads Weekend traditions show changes through the decades

Dads Weekend traditions show changes through the decades

By Chinmaya Sharma, Contributing Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Dads Weekend, Special Sections

With an inevitable influx of visitors expected on campus, it’s worthwhile to look back at how one of the University’s most cherished traditions has evolved over the decades. Prior to 1920, Dads Day Weekend was unheard of. It was “Bud” Hopkins, during an Alpha Delta Phi chapter meeting, who propo...

Local restaurants to eat at with your dad

Local restaurants to eat at with your dad

By Yifan Gu, Contributing Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Dads Weekend, Special Sections

Dads play important roles in our lives. They provide life lessons and always cheer us up when we are down. Dads Weekend is coming up soon. It is time for us to have a relaxed dinner with our dads to show how special they are and recall sweet memories. Luckily, here are some suggestions for you to pe...

2017 Dads Weekend Schedule

2017 Dads Weekend Schedule

By Brooke Eberle, Special Sections Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Dads Weekend, Special Sections

Friday, Nov. 10 Illinois Men’s Basketball Exhibition Game 7 p.m. State Farm Center Tickets $20 per person, depending on the seat   Illinois Men’s Hockey vs. Ohio University 7:30 p.m. University of Illinois Ice Arena Tickets $10 per person Illini Union Board Weekend Films — Leap! 7 p.m. Pine Lounge in Illini Union Free with student i-card   Saturday,...

Choose a different weekend for dad to visit

Choose a different weekend for dad to visit

By Melissa Niemiec, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Dads Weekend, Special Sections

The dads are coming. And no, not to revolt against how much their children are costing tuition bills (though there will probably be plenty of those too) but to visit their kids, go to the football game and have a little fun on a weekend specifically for them. My father does not, and probably will not, par...

Places to go for the perfect photos on Dads Weekend

Places to go for the perfect photos on Dads Weekend

By Julie Kang, Contributing Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Dads Weekend, Special Sections

Dads Weekend is the perfect opportunity to spend time with your family and friends, and there is no better way to make the memories last than by taking photos. The University of Illinois has a large campus, so it may be difficult to pick out the best spots to capture moments from this precious weekend. He...

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