The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The front cover of Walrus, a student-run publication from the 60s. The Special Educational Opportunities Project, also known as Project 500, recruited students from underrepresented populations, and its implementation received mixed criticism from the student body.

Looking back: Project 500 in retrospect

In 1968, 565 students from underrepresented minority communities were recruited attend the University of Illinois as part of Project 500. Miscommunication regarding housing for the newly-admitted students led to a protest at the Illini Union — and the arrest of over 200 students.
By Matt Troher, Investigative News & Longform Editor January 19, 2022
As University administration salary rises, so does tuition

As University administration salary rises, so does tuition

An explanatory look at rising tuition, administrative salaries and how public universities are funded
By Matt Troher, Investigative News & Longform Editor November 24, 2021
Protesters march across Lincoln avenue during a Palestinian-rights demonstration on May 23, 2021. Pro-Palestinian protests erupted across the country in May, 2021, in response to increased violence between Israeli and Palestinian forces.

A campus divided against itself

Palestinian students and alumni speak out about challenges their community has faced on campus.
By Farrah Anderson, Assistant Investigative News and Longform Editor November 10, 2021
UI library to undergo long overdue renovations

UI library to undergo long overdue renovations

Undergraduate Library set to close January 2022 for conversion.
By Willie Cui, Assistant Daytime News Editor May 6, 2021
Jeremy Zelner, senior in LAS, poses for a photo on his balcony in front of his Israeli flag on April 14. Zelner is one of the many victims on campus to have experienced anti-Semitism.

A campus divided against itself

Jewish institutions and individuals hold the University accountable for allegations of anti-Semitism across campus and an unwillingness to address ensuing issues.
By Farrah Anderson, Assistant Investigative News & Longform Editor April 26, 2021
Students weigh in on electoral college

Students weigh in on electoral college

Should winner take all? Community debates, favors reform
By Lily Dolan, Staff Writer April 15, 2021
The Illini Chabad House stands on the corner of Armory Avenue and Arbor street.

Portraits of faith: ‘Physically distant, emotionally close’

Jewish institutions adapt, overcome pandemic constraints
By Matt Troher, Assistant Longform Editor March 1, 2021
What America has failed to hear

What America has failed to hear

A Year of Racial and Political Division: Where do we go now?
By Grace Maloney, Reporter November 19, 2020
Lawn signs line the grass of the Main Quad outside of the Illini Union voting site on Thursday. Many important state positions are up for grabs in the 2020 Illinois election.

Illinois Elections: What’s at Stake for State Legislature

By Matt Troher, Longform Assistant Editor November 2, 2020
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