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Student entrepreneurs combat sexual assault

Student entrepreneurs combat sexual assault

By Vishesh Anand, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


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

While traversing the country from California to Vermont in a trailer loaded with 3D printers and laptops, Kendall Furbee, junior in Engineering, and Premika Pandian, senior in Engineering, formed a bond that eventually transcended their friendship. For eight weeks in the summer of 2016, they were visiting tec...

Exhibit highlights provenance research

Exhibit highlights provenance research

By Emma Palatnik, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture

About two years ago, Nancy Karrels, doctoral candidate in FAA, approached Krannert Art Museum and asked for an internship. She proposed a provenance research project. The idea came from previous provenance work Karrels had been doing for several years. She said she wanted to keep doing that kind of ...

Daniel Krause ‘cracked’ code to successful small business

Daniel Krause ‘cracked’ code to successful small business

By Courtney Stone, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018


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

Daniel Krause, a University alumnus, now owns and operates the successful food franchise Cracked, located on Green Street. Starting off his career in the food industry at a young age, Krause began working at a concession stand at his local pool, was a vendor in the skyboxes at Wrigley Field and e...

CS+X degree programs cater to growing job demands for technical skills

CS+X degree programs cater to growing job demands for technical skills

By Amanda Rhee, Contributing Writer

November 14, 2018


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

With computing increasingly becoming a ubiquitous entity in the job market, the University has decided to implement changes in majors to accommodate the growing demands. Computer science is being combined with a variety of different majors, spreading across disciplines such as liberal arts, business, m...

Graduate students track turkey behavior

Graduate students track turkey behavior

By Nandika Chatterjee, Contributing Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Business & Tech, Life & Culture

The turkey slowly circles the perimeter of the net, eyeing the corn. Its eyes glisten as it carefully plans its escape. Stepping too close towards the bait could end in capture. The smart bird decides not to slip under the complex cloth trap. This is what trying to escape a researcher’s trap may look lik...

Theology finds a home in Murphy’s Pub

Theology finds a home in Murphy’s Pub

By Tristan Jacobs, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Top Stories

On the first Thursday of every month, Murphy’s Pub hosts an event called Theology on Tap. Participants can order a drink or some appetizers and enter a conversation about God and faith. Typically, Theology on Tap is led by Father Robert Lampitt, who is a University alumnus. He was unavailable for co...

New nonprofit RSO accepts used books

New nonprofit RSO accepts used books

By Ciera Johnson, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Student Organizations, Top Stories

The UC Books to Prisoners organization was initially just an independent, nonprofit organization which operated within the Independent Media Center in Urbana. Sanha Kim, junior in Engineering, and Madeleine Brown, junior in LAS, both started out as volunteers for the organization. They eventually mad...

SPEAK Café empowers creative minds

SPEAK Café empowers creative minds

By Alicia Barbas, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Life & Culture, Student Organizations

This past Thursday marked the second SPEAK café event of the semester, hosted at the Espresso Royale inside of the Krannert Art Museum. The café was filled with R&B music until it quickly became populated with people of all ages; from mothers with children to retired professors, most of w...

Illini Republicans president aims to incite change

Illini Republicans president aims to incite change

By Erin Cady, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Student Organizations

Fresh off a hotly contested midterm election, both sides of the political spectrum had wins and losses. For Illini Republicans President Jack Johnson, the hard work put into the campaign by the RSO felt like a success. Johnson and the Illini Republicans are leading the march to bring conservatism to camp...

Game Design Program focuses on making students interactive

Game Design Program focuses on making students interactive

By Anna Pevey, Contributing Writer

November 8, 2018


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

Going from the Slavic Department to the School of Information Science may seem like a huge academic jump for anyone, but for Judith Pintar, it was meant to be. “My own research is within the game and game design narratives, with storytelling as a focus," Pintar said. “I was a game designer b...

Community bands together to serve refugees

Community bands together to serve refugees

By Vishesh Anand, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under Life & Culture, Showcase

Hezbullah Akmal started his professional career as a veterinarian in Afghanistan’s Wardak Province. After working with animals for five years and seven months in the war-ridden country, he embarked on a long career of working with developmental organizations to rebuild the country. It turned out ...

Pilot Processing Plant undergoes renovation

Pilot Processing Plant undergoes renovation

By Sidney Madden, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


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

Past the McFarland Bell Tower at the end of South Quad is the Agricultural Engineering Sciences Building. From the exterior, the long brick building seems like any building on campus. But inside, students and staff are meticulously developing and processing mass quantities of food products to be exported...

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