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US deficit suggests impending economic avalanche

US deficit suggests impending economic avalanche

By Fred Shoaff, Columnist

February 20, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Opinions Top Stories, Top Stories

As many of the world economies teeter on the brink of a recession, the richest economy in the world is flirting with stagflation — growing inflation without economic growth — and a trillion-dollar national debt that threatens the global economic expansion. Due to recent tax cuts, military spending an...

Young the Giant captivates Canopy Club

Young the Giant captivates Canopy Club

By Erin Cady, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture, Showcase, Top Stories

In cold temperatures and high winds, students, community members and even some out-of-towners queued up in a line that wrapped around the corner of The Canopy Club to see Young the Giant play Tuesday night. Hundreds of people were in line, waiting patiently for their turn to find the perfect spot...

Illini hope to win against Badgers Wednesday

Illini hope to win against Badgers Wednesday

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff writer

February 20, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Sports

Less than three weeks ago, Illinois snapped a nine-game losing streak, earning its second Big Ten win of the season against Wisconsin. Now on a two-game losing streak, the Illini will head to Madison on Wednesday night in an attempt to complete the sweep. Both teams suffered losses on Sunday, with Ill...

Title IX changes impact University students

Title IX changes impact University students

By Min Cheong Kim, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019


Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

The recent Title IX changes proposed by the U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, have critical implications to how sexual assault cases will be handled by universities across the country. The changes are controversial and have been extensively commented upon by concerned citizens online. Title IX of...

VeoRide considers introducing dockless scooters to campus

VeoRide considers introducing dockless scooters to campus

By The Daily Illini staff report

February 20, 2019


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

Following last year’s introduction of its dockless shared bikes, VeoRide is considering the release of its scooters to the University campus. The dockless e-scooters are will be operated on a changeable battery pack to enable 24-hour accessibility and prevent fire risks from unsupervised chargin...

Understand data collection in smart home devices

Understand data collection in smart home devices

By Sandhya Sivakumar, Columnist

February 19, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

A recent Bloomberg article details how Amazon and Google are looking to continuously collect data from their respective smart home devices to improve their services. While the hardware companies that actually make those devices, like smart lights or televisions, are pushing back against this move in the n...

Photojournalist Christopher Capozziello discusses inclusion, representation in photography

Photojournalist Christopher Capozziello discusses inclusion, representation in photography

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 19, 2019


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

Award-winning photojournalist Christopher Capozziello is teaching an eight-week course and presenting his work in a series of events through the George A. Miller Visiting Professors and Scholars Program at the University. Capozziello's visit invites students and faculty to experience his work through...

Parker gets last win at Huff Hall; Illini drop both weekend meets

Parker gets last win at Huff Hall; Illini drop both weekend meets

By Brendyn Jones, Staff writer

February 19, 2019


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

The No. 20-ranked Illinois wrestling team competed in its last two dual meets of the season this weekend when they traveled to No. 11 Northwestern on Friday and hosted No.1 Penn State on Sunday. The Illini dropped both matchups over the weekend, losing 25-12 against Northwestern and 39-9 against Penn State. ...

AWARE empowers underrepresented technological entrepreneurs

AWARE empowers underrepresented technological entrepreneurs

By Shreya Goel, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019


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

There are new initiatives being instituted within the University's tech community to include people who are underrepresented in the entrepreneurial space.  The Advancing Women and Underrepresented Entrepreneurs program aims to help women and underrepresented minorities get closer to achieving their e...

University group analyzes sports betting legalization

University group analyzes sports betting legalization

By The Daily Illini staff report

February 19, 2019


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

Illinois lawmakers are negotiating the legalization of sports gambling. A recent analysis by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute shows the state could benefit from the practice. Frank Manzo from the ILEPI and Robert Bruno from Project for Middle Class Renewal co-authored the report at the Univers...

Underwoods ignore the criticism, appreciate the experience

Underwoods ignore the criticism, appreciate the experience

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

February 18, 2019


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

The State Farm Center was buzzing. Illinois was down three to Rutgers with 2:03 to go in the first half, one game removed from the program’s shocking win over No. 9 Michigan State. Head coach Brad Underwood pulled out stud freshman Ayo Dosunmu, who had two fouls in 16 minutes to go along with nine p...

‘X’ marks the spot: Tree demolitions scheduled

‘X’ marks the spot: Tree demolitions scheduled

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant News Editor

February 18, 2019


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

As part of a bigger project to improve mobility in the Champaign-Urbana community, 42 trees from Wright Street and Armory Avenue are marked with large, pink “X”s and are scheduled to be removed. Brent Lewis, University landscape architect, said the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project is working ...

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