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The Art Theater to host free, child-friendly international film series

The Art Theater to host free, child-friendly international film series

By Hannah Preston, Interim editor-in-chief

June 19, 2019


Filed under buzz, Top Stories

Throughout the months of July and August, The Art Theater, located at 126 W. Church St. in Champaign, will show five international, critically acclaimed children's films. All movies are free and open to all. Paddington 2 (2018): July 6 and 7, 11:30 a.m. Tito and the Birds (2018): July 13 and 14, ...

Commission report calls for formal retirement of Chief Illiniwek, suggests remembrance in moving forward

Commission report calls for formal retirement of Chief Illiniwek, suggests remembrance in moving forward

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff writer

June 7, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

The Chancellor’s Commission on Native Imagery: Healing and Reconciliation released its report to provide suggestions on how the University can create a path forward with the retirement of Chief Illiniwek. The report suggested holding a public event for the recognition and commemoration of the hi...

Free speech group files lawsuit against UI

Free speech group files lawsuit against UI

By Ethan Simmons, Staff writer

June 6, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

Virginia free speech advocacy group Speech First has filed a lawsuit against the University for four policies and practices that, in their view, target protected speech. Speech First filed a preliminary injunction motion tonight to restrict these practices until the suit closes. According to th...

Alumnus Tom Siebel offers to pay employee tuition for online master’s degrees through University

Alumnus Tom Siebel offers to pay employee tuition for online master’s degrees through University

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff writer

June 5, 2019


Filed under News, Science & Technology, Top Stories

Tom Siebel, University alumnus and CEO of C3.ai, will cover the total cost for eligible company employees to earn an online master’s degree in computer science focused on data science through the University, according to a recent press release. Employees who complete the master’s degree program ...

Christensen’s trial begins with first round of jury selection

Christensen’s trial begins with first round of jury selection

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

June 3, 2019


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Showcase, State, Top Stories

Yingying Zhang’s mother, Lifeng Ye, sat four rows back in the courtroom gallery as the jury selection process for her daughter’s alleged kidnapper started on Monday. The formal charges against Brendt Christensen by the federal government are kidnapping resulting in death. Additionally, two noncapital...

Suburban Express ceases operation after year-long legal battle

Suburban Express ceases operation after year-long legal battle

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

May 7, 2019


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

Although a consent decree was reached last month, as of Tuesday, Suburban Express is shutting down all operations. The consent decree was reported to have been violated within a week of being issued, and Suburban Express was fined $100,000. The court filing states the payment will still be made...

Study in synthetic particles impacts future technology

Study in synthetic particles impacts future technology

By Bénédicte Yenyi, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News, Science & Technology, Top Stories

University engineers conducted a study about how nonuniform synthetic particles assemble and found it happens in numerous phases, which opens opportunities for new uses of reconfigurable materials in technologies, such as solar cells and catalysis. John Smith, graduate student in Engineering, said h...

Female artists face hardships in CU

Female artists face hardships in CU

By Therese Pokorney, Features Editor

May 2, 2019


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

From mixing beats in her free time to opening for Lil Yachty at Spring Jam last week, Kendra Videckis, senior in LAS, has been on the rise in the music industry. Becoming a self-made producer in the EDM community is no small feat, and being a female DJ in a college town creates even more obstacles. ...

Library and campus group events helping during finals week

Library and campus group events helping during finals week

By Grace Maloney, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


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

The dark, looming cloud of finals is moving closer, and pretty soon, everyone will be in full grind mode. However, students should not feel alone if they are feeling stressed or overwhelmed. Libraries and organizations on campus are noticing the growing anxiety in students, and they are taking steps to h...

Editorial | Study spots on campus officially ranked

Editorial | Study spots on campus officially ranked

By The Daily Illini Editorial Board

May 2, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinions, Top Stories

With finals season and term deadlines rapidly approaching, it can seem impossible to find a seat at your favorite study location. With the stress of everything piling up, the last thing you need is to be unable to get your work done. We’ve put together the following list of our five favorite and five not-so-fav...

Petry resigns among allegations of misconduct

Petry resigns among allegations of misconduct

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

May 2, 2019


Filed under Administration, News, Showcase, Top Stories

After an investigation on accusations having to do with his conduct, University professor Joe Petry announced Friday evening he will be retiring from his position at the end of May. Petry was put on leave earlier this semester when the University started its investigation on these allegations. Petry was...

Students satisfied with manually-generated finals schedules

Students satisfied with manually-generated finals schedules

By Ethan Simmons, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


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

Two people constructed the 2,042-course final exam schedule for the spring semester. Terry Free and Chase Driskell are office administrators for Facility Management and Scheduling in the Office of the Registrar. As event specialists, the final exam schedule is one of their primary responsibilities. The w...

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