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A passive investigation

A passive investigation

By Aaron Navarro, Contributing Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Longform, Top Stories

“I had to kill a snake.” From Apr. 6, 2015 to Sept. 14, 2015, F&S carpenter Joe Williams had one source of ventilation in the basement of the Material Science and Engineering building. A small window with a fan in front, right next to a pipe with hanging asbestos, would pump air out. It was ...

G20 meeting will produce trade deal or disaster

G20 meeting will produce trade deal or disaster

By Daniel Jin, Columnist

December 6, 2018


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

Last Saturday, President Trump and President Xi met in Buenos Aires during the annual G20 Summit. This meeting between leaders of the two largest economies in the world decided whether there will be a new trade deal or a new worldwide disaster. The history of the 2018 U.S.-China trade war remains far ...

Climate change report calls for local action

Climate change report calls for local action

By Clare Budin, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


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

A new federal report co-authored by a University professor continues a long line of warnings by the scientific community on the impending dangers of climate change. Donald Wuebbles, professor in LAS, has co-authored numerous national and international assessments on climate change along with the recent re...

iVenture enhances UI startup ecosystem

iVenture enhances UI startup ecosystem

By Vishesh Anand, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


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

Mark Van Den Avont had always been dissatisfied with the cost and quality of athletic mats as an amateur gymnast. This spurred him into action when he compressed two vertebrae in his spine on March 23, 2017, while dismounting off the high bar in his senior year of high school.  Now a sophomore i...

Illinois gears up to face Ohio State at United Center

Illinois gears up to face Ohio State at United Center

December 5, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Top Stories

Though the Illinois basketball program has had several successful players from Chicago in recent years, results have been underwhelming in past games played in the Windy City. Since 2010, the Illini are 3-5 at the United Center in regular season play and have particularly struggled against higher-quality...

Trick yourself into being happy

Trick yourself into being happy

By Sandhya Sivakumar, Columnist

December 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Signing up for classes for the spring has been as stressful as it is every semester. I’ve become an expert at navigating a sea of closed sections and major restrictions. There’s a powerful kind of validation in waking up to an email alert at six in the morning, and grabbing the one spot that just...

University receives grant to support undergraduates with children

University receives grant to support undergraduates with children

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 5, 2018


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

Undergraduate students, who are also parents, can sometimes be at risk of not finishing their education. However, the Department of Education has granted the University $419,000 to fund child care. After receiving the grant, the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program will conti...

Illini Democrats aim to bring progressivism to a district that leans red

Illini Democrats aim to bring progressivism to a district that leans red

By Erin Cady, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

The 2018 midterm elections brought some sweeping wins for Democrats, who ended up reclaiming the House majority. A voice for the Democratic party on campus, the Illini Democrats put out intense efforts in the weeks before the election to get student voters registered, canvass for regional Democr...

Painted swastikas appear on campus again

Painted swastikas appear on campus again

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 5, 2018


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

A student reported someone had drawn a swastika on a wall inside a men's restroom at the English Building Monday evening; however, this is not the first swastika reported by University police. A University employee reported someone painted a swastika in a basement tunnel on Nov. 20 between the Roger...

Women’s basketball gets overtime win, moves to 5-2 on the season

Women’s basketball gets overtime win, moves to 5-2 on the season

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


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

After a two-game losing streak on the road, the Illinois women’s basketball team got back in the win column at home this weekend beating Eastern Michigan 72-66 in overtime. Senior Alex Wittinger and junior Ali Andrews led Illinois to its six-point victory, both scoring in the double-digit range....

Thank professors for homework over break

Thank professors for homework over break

By Kimberly Ngoh, Columnist

December 4, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Showcase, Top Stories

I hate to admit it, but professors may be doing us a favor by assigning us homework over breaks. As much as I’d like to believe that everyone needs an occasional dose of schadenfreude, this course of action is actually a very wise proposition. Take it from me, initially guilty of carping over the brea...

Republican Party reaches a crossroad

Republican Party reaches a crossroad

By Cole Timmerwilke, Columnist

December 4, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

In the wake of the 2016 election and the rise of Donald Trump, one of the most important consequences has been the exposure of the fault lines in the Republican Party. Although they went underground for much of the recent past, there have always been significant ideological differences on the American rig...

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