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The Daily Illini police blotter for Nov. 13

The Daily Illini police blotter for Nov. 13

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 14, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Theft was reported on the 900 block of Frank Drive around 4 p.m. on Nov. 1. According to the report, a bicycle was stolen. Burglary was reported on the 2000 block of West Bradley Avenue around 8 p.m. on Nov. 8. According to the report, the victim's laptop was taken from his unlocked ap...

University sets 20-year deal for new solar farm

University sets 20-year deal for new solar farm

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 14, 2018


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

The University is partnering with Phoenix Solar for the second time to construct an additional solar farm before the end of 2019. While the first solar farm was purchased by making payments over a period of ten years, the University will try to make the payments for the second solar farm last 20 years,...

Irish artist grapples with ‘Real World Harm’ at Krannert Art Museum

Irish artist grapples with ‘Real World Harm’ at Krannert Art Museum

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 13, 2018


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

Two Irish artists’ first solo exhibition in the U.S., “Kennedy Browne: The Special Relationship,” is on display at Krannert Art Museum through Feb. 9. Kennedy Browne is a collaboration of Gareth Kennedy and Sarah Browne. Their work focuses on and challenges technology, privacy and global co...

Chicago composer to host talk on race and identity

Chicago composer to host talk on race and identity

By The Daily Illini staff report

November 13, 2018


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News

Renée Baker, a Chicago composer and the founding director of the Chicago Modern Orchestra, will hold a lecture discussing race and identity issues as reflected on art media on Wednesday. Baker’s lecture, “Exploring the Unspoken Silences that Define Us as Individuals and Communities,” covers race...

Death of man found on Green Street likely due to natural causes

By Therese Pokorney, Assistant Daytime News Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, Local, News

The Champaign Police Department is investigating the death of Robert Chambers, 28-year-old man from Urbana, who was found unresponsive on Green Street on Thursday morning. Chambers was pronounced dead at 1:25 a.m. on Friday at the Carle Foundation Hospital Emergency Department, according to a new...

UI students shape local election results despite long waits to vote

UI students shape local election results despite long waits to vote

By Zihan Wang, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


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

Recent research shows that the increase of youth voter turnout rate shaped the results of the 2018 midterm elections. The University saw a record number of voters at its various polling locations. A statement from the Illinois Student Government said that although many organizations and individuals ...

Cultural differences affect teenage coping mechanisms

Cultural differences affect teenage coping mechanisms

By YooJin Son, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News

Bernardo Molina, an 18 year old high school student in Pachuca, Mexico, experienced the Mexico City earthquake in 2017. “Until a few months after the earthquake, I would just be standing somewhere and I would just feel like there was an earthquake,” Molina said. “Even though it was just perfectly ...

Fellowship encourages future faculty

Fellowship encourages future faculty

By Sana Khadilkar, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News

Thirty graduate students in Engineering were awarded the Mavis Future Faculty Fellowship, which will enhance their experience in research, teaching and mentoring in their respective fields. The fellowship prepares its recipients to take positions as faculty members in the future, provides them with r...

Research explores key to collaboration

Research explores key to collaboration

By Clare Budin, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News

Anyone who has worked in a group may have experienced moments when the clashing of ideas, schedules and perspectives threaten to derail the project. William Barley and Marshall Poole, professors in LAS, are seeking solutions to this widespread problem with the research project “EAGER Germination: ...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Nov. 9

The Daily Illini police blotter for Nov. 9

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 12, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Theft was reported on the 3600 block of Colleen Drive around 9:30 p.m. Thursday. According to the report, the victim got into a verbal argument with the father of her child. After the argument, the man stole some items from the victim’s purse and left on foot. He was not located. Criminal...

Students receive free Echo Dots to test new skills

Students receive free Echo Dots to test new skills

By Jose Zepeda, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, News, Science & Technology

Free Amazon Echo Dots were given to 200 University Housing residents to test out new Alexa commands developed by a team of undergraduate students at the University. The Echo Dots, distributed by the University’s Social Research and Technology Innovation Lab, are being used to collect data on command...

Bird calls to save endangered plant species

Bird calls to save endangered plant species

By Luis Velazquez, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Science & Technology

A University graduate student is leading research that may bring plant species in Oahu, Hawaii, back from the brink of extinction using bird calls. Sean MacDonald, graduate student in ACES and lead researcher, realized certain endangered plant species historically dispersed by birds were suffering because...

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