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Railroad conference discusses innovations in transportation, sustainability

Railroad conference discusses innovations in transportation, sustainability

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 19, 2019

The Railroad Environmental Conference connecting students to various speakers through a series of presentations with those in the railroad industry will be held at the Illini Union on Oct. 22 and 23. The annual conference is connected to the University’s Rail Transportation and Engineering Center, an o...

Facilities & Services recognizes success in conservation efforts

Facilities & Services recognizes success in conservation efforts

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 18, 2019

Facilities & Services will be hosting a Sustainability Celebration on Wednesday at the Levis Faculty Center to recognize the success of eight facilities on campus in energy conservation. The event is open to the public and F&S encourages anyone interested in learning about progress in the...

Taco Bell recalls beef after customer finds metal shaving

Taco Bell recalls beef after customer finds metal shaving

By Jose Zepeda, Assistant Daytime News Editor

October 18, 2019

Taco Bell recalled 2.3 million pounds of beef Friday after a metal shaving was found in a customer’s food item, the Tex-Mex fast-food chain said. The beef was recalled from 21 states, including Illinois. The beef came from one supplier plant location, which was delivered to restaurants through di...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 17

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 17

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 18, 2019

Champaign Disorderly conduct was reported in the 1100 block of Plymouth Drive, around 8 a.m. Tuesday. According to the report, the victim found a note in front of her door, which was threatening in nature. She believes the note is in response to another incident with other tenants in the building. ...

ISG sets out to make textbooks more affordable

ISG sets out to make textbooks more affordable

By Salem Isaf, Contributing Writer

October 17, 2019

By Salem Isaf Contributing Writer This year’s Illinois Student Government has made it a goal to lower textbook prices for students. However, it’s not as easy as telling the bookstore to lower its prices.  “Textbook prices are really controlled by big publishing companies,” said Connor Jo...

Menstrual hygiene dispenser products become free on campus

Menstrual hygiene dispenser products become free on campus

By Julie Kang, Assistant News Editor

October 17, 2019

Last year, only 4% of the feminine hygiene product dispensers in women’s bathrooms around campus were used, according to Jimmy Song, treasurer of the Illinois Student Government and sophomore in Business. To combat this, ISG started the Menstrual Hygiene Pilot Program to replace dispensers in the bathro...

Committee on sexual misconduct releases report, recommendations

Committee on sexual misconduct releases report, recommendations

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 17, 2019

Chancellor Robert Jones sent out a Massmail on Tuesday regarding the results of the Committee on Faculty Sexual Misconduct Report. The Committee was organized Jan. 23 and conducted an analysis throughout the year to recommend adjustments to current policies and provisions. The report provides evaluations of cur...

An overview of racist, anti-Semitic incidents on campus

An overview of racist, anti-Semitic incidents on campus

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

October 17, 2019

On Sept. 1, a noose was found in the elevator of Allen Hall, 1005 W. Gregory Drive. An arrest was made the following day, Sept. 2, and a Massmail briefing the incident was sent on Sept. 5. “We will not tolerate racism here at Illinois,” said Chancellor Robert Jones in his Massmail. “We will no...

Partnership with Japanese university expanded to improve energy efficiency

Partnership with Japanese university expanded to improve energy efficiency

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 17, 2019

With a 10-year agreement coming to an end within the next few months, the University and Kyushu University in Japan decided to expand initiatives to other colleges to advance and improve energy efficiency. In April 2010, the University and Kyushu formed the International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy ...

Annual meeting with faculty brings conversation about swastikas, antisemitism

Annual meeting with faculty brings conversation about swastikas, antisemitism

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

October 16, 2019

The most recent senate meeting was combined with the annual meeting with faculty in an effort to foster more dialogue. Monday’s meeting brought major conversation of anti-Semitism, swastikas and a presentation made by a student. At 3:10 p.m., the senate was able to pass a few resolutions, ending...

Sexual harassment summit scheduled for Wednesday

Sexual harassment summit scheduled for Wednesday

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

October 16, 2019

A day-long summit, “Cultivating Bravery, Changing Culture: The Illinois Summit on Sexual Harassment,” will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The summit, hosted by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, is supposed to “provide administrators a fo...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 15

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 15

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 16, 2019

Champaign An arrest was reported on the charges of trespassing in the 400 block of East Tremont Street around 6 p.m. Monday. According to the report, the suspect was discovered by police inhabiting a boarded-up house. Aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and driving under a suspended license was re...

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