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Gerber makes history in Illini’s series-opening win over Nebraska

Gerber makes history in Illini’s series-opening win over Nebraska

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

May 18, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Illinois closer Joey Gerber made history Thursday night at Illinois Field, closing out a 5-2 win over Nebraska to tie the program’s single-season save record set by Tyler Jay in 2015. Like many of his save situations this season, Gerber came in with a comfortable lead. He struck out two of the batters...

Motherhood Color Walk raises awareness about perinatal depression

Motherhood Color Walk raises awareness about perinatal depression

By Brooke Eberle, Interim summer editor-in-chief

May 14, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, News, Top Stories

To honor Maternal Mental Health Month, Sistering CU is holding a color walk to raise awareness for perinatal depression. The walk is taking place at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20 at the garden pavilion of Meadbrook Park in Urbana. It will last around 30 minutes, and snacks will be offered afterward along...

Victim targeted in overnight shooting

Victim targeted in overnight shooting

By Jessica Bursztynsky, Managing Editor for Reporting

May 13, 2018


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

A 21-year-old male from Danville suffered serious gunshot wounds around 12:45 a.m. on Sunday. The victim and his friends were walking back to a vehicle after a party on the 1100 block of South Second Street when he was shot. Police believe the male was the "intended target," and there are no indicators...

Construction projects wrap up, some remain for the summer

Construction projects wrap up, some remain for the summer

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

May 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

As the semester comes to an end, several construction projects across the campus have been substantially completed, and some remain to be completed over the summer. According to Steve Breitwieser, communications officer of Facilities and Services, capital improvement projects have been completed over the ...

Top five moments of the past year

Top five moments of the past year

By Heather Schlitz, Assistant News Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

As the school year comes to an end, let’s take a look back on the biggest moments that happened over the year, in  no particular order. GEO strike After almost a year of bargaining over a new contract between the University administration and the Graduate Employees’ Organization, the GEO went on s...

Illini of the Year: Illinois baseball’s Bren Spillane

Illini of the Year: Illinois baseball’s Bren Spillane

By Gavin Good

May 7, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Illini of the Week, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Coming into the 2018 season, there was not a lot of hype surrounding junior Bren Spillane and the Illinois baseball team. The Illini make up a team returning much of its talent, and Spillane was merely a player with potential. He had struggled to play well consistently in his first two years while ...

Group projects might be worth the headache

Group projects might be worth the headache

By Sriram Karumbunathan, Columnist

May 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

As the semester comes to an end, final projects are on the rise. Group projects in particular are often hectic at this time; everyone is scrambling to try and finish their work while also making sure each group member has finished their share of the project. In my experience, however, I’ve enjoyed group p...

Illini split first two games of Buckeyes series

Illini split first two games of Buckeyes series

By Tatiania Perry, Staff writer

May 6, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

As the smell of the annual Bleacher Bum Barbecue wafted into the stadium, Illinois baseball took to the field for the first night of the Ohio State weekend series. After a pivotal third inning from the Buckeyes, the Illini were not able to come back in Friday's game in a 6-5 loss. Illinois pack...

Housing option nurtures women in STEM

Housing option nurtures women in STEM

By Elizabeth Sayasane, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


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

The University has one of the top engineering schools in the country, according to Business Insider and  the U.S. News and World Report. Several resources on campus are dedicated to encouraging women to study STEM fields. Lydia Khuri is the program director of the Women in Math, Science and Engineering housing option. WIMSE houses 135 women every...

Editorial | Teachers need to step it up before finals

Editorial | Teachers need to step it up before finals

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

May 3, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

Finals season always comes with a multitude of stressors added to every student’s plate. To make it easier on students during this very hectic time, The Daily Illini Editorial Board is asking that teachers take better responsibility by keeping students updated on their grades and final assignments. ...

University offers resources to assist final exam scheduling

University offers resources to assist final exam scheduling

By Madalyn Velisaris, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


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

Many students have the experience of stressing over a hectic final exam schedule. Luckily, the University has resources in place to accommodate those in need. The Student Code says students who have three in-person exams within a 24-hour period are eligible to obtain a conflict exam. However, if a student want...

Nick Hardy setting the course

Nick Hardy setting the course

By Meghan Rest, Assistant Sports Editor

May 3, 2018


Filed under Golf, Illini of the Week, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Senior Nick Hardy’s backdrop over the past 20 years has looked awfully green. The two-time individual Big Ten Champion is about to wrap up his record-breaking career on the Illinois men’s golf team and he has a lot to reflect on. Hardy helped lead the Illini to four consecutive Big Ten Championshi...

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