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Virtual spending creates appearance of unlimited funds

Virtual spending creates appearance of unlimited funds

By Alice Lee, Columnist

April 24, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Everyone’s heard the phrase “more money, more problems.” But in this digital day and age, it seems more appropriate to change the saying to “more money, what problems?” Spending has never been easier than today, and this attitude toward money is the result of a new wave idea: virtual spendi...

Professor hosts presentation on sexual harassment 

Professor hosts presentation on sexual harassment 

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff writer

April 24, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, News, Top Stories

Assistant professor in Engineering Katie Driggs-Campbell addressed issues of sexual harassment and microaggressions during a presentation at the Coordinated Science Laboratory on Monday. The presentation was a condensed version of an orientation program she helped develop at UC Berkeley for the pr...

Keep our spotlight on gerrymandering

Keep our spotlight on gerrymandering

By Andrew Prozorovsky, Columnist

April 23, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Five years ago, writing this article may have been innovative and fresh. Now, writing this article will sound like a broken record and that is a great thing. It’s because the American population’s awareness of the issue of partisan gerrymandering has soared in recent years. Noteworthy politicians such as former Democratic President Barack Obama and former Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of California have espoused red...

Climate action forum encourages student voices

Climate action forum encourages student voices

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 23, 2019


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

RSOs and students with environmental interests are gathering to discuss sustainability concerns in preparation for the University updating its sustainability goals for the next five years. The Student Climate Action Forum will take place on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. in the National Soybean Research...

Illini swept for the first time in 2019

Illini swept for the first time in 2019

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

April 23, 2019


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

After picking up a run-rule victory against Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville on Wednesday, the Illinois softball team prepared to host No. 22 Michigan in a three-game series. While the weekend was packed with promotions and alumni as the team celebrated the 20th anniversary of Illinois softba...

Illinois ties for second at Big Ten Tournament

Illinois ties for second at Big Ten Tournament

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

April 23, 2019


Filed under Golf, Sports, Top Stories, Uncategorized, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s golf team finished tied for second at the Big Ten Tournament Friday and Sunday in Maineville, Ohio. The Illini had a bumpy start in the tournament, at one point being tied for fifth. However, at the end of Friday, freshman Kornkamol Sukaree was tied for first and junior Tristyn...

Professor writes Japanese cookbook

Professor writes Japanese cookbook

By Olivia Zhang, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019


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

Kimiko Gunji is the former director of Japan House and former professor of Japanese Arts and Culture at the University. She taught a variety of courses ranging from tea to Japanese flower arrangements and is a highly decorated recipient of awards for her teaching and cultural contributions. Gunji recently...

Illini finish in NCAA top five

Illini finish in NCAA top five

By Nithin Reddy, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019


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

The Illinois men’s gymnastics team placed fifth at the NCAA championship over the weekend. The Stanford Cardinals pulled off the big upset by defeating the four-time-champion Oklahoma Sooners by less than a point and the Illini by nearly ten points. Illinois put up a total score of just 405.358, com...

Alumnus finds dream career on Sesame Street

Alumnus finds dream career on Sesame Street

By Elise Guillen, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019


Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

Paul Rudolph is a composer who works on “Sesame Street” and has earned three Emmys. Before that, though, he was just one of the many students walking through campus every day. Rudolph came from Normal, Illinois, to study Music Education at the University. He said 90% of the reason he chose the Univ...

New building expected to reduce carbon footprint

New building expected to reduce carbon footprint

By Jade Morganfield, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019


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

A new building expected to open in spring 2021 will allow students to have access to state-of-the-art technology. It will also have sustainable features to help reduce the University’s carbon footprint. The building is part of the College of Engineering’s Campus Instructional Facility Project. It will be lo...

Churchill’s words still stand today

Churchill’s words still stand today

By Guzi He, Columnist

April 22, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Winston Churchill once declared at the dinner table “socialism would make society comparable to that of the white ant.” It was the 1940s and Britain’s Prime Minister had to cut short his conversations, most likely so he could spend more time in the War Room. As a result, the man never explained...

Teammates double as roommates

Teammates double as roommates

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


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

Freshman year in college can be a hard adjustment for some students. You take harder classes, gain independence and have a roommate you barely know, if at all. You two have to share a small space and learn how to work together to create a living environment. You and your roommate are, pretty much, a t...

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