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Legal scholars explore transitional moments in sexual misconduct movement

Legal scholars explore transitional moments in sexual misconduct movement

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 22, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

Three University legal scholars recently published an article exploring past cases of sexual misconduct in the wake of the #MeToo movement. The paper is co-authored by Jennifer Robbennolt, associate dean for research at the College of Law and co-director of the program on law, behavior and social scie...

Chair of Green Team to give seminar on sustainability

Chair of Green Team to give seminar on sustainability

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 22, 2018


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

Carter O’Brien, chair of the Green Team at the Chicago Field Museum of Natural Sciences, will be presenting a seminar to students and faculty on institutionalizing sustainability. “My goal is to give students at the University of Illinois sort of an exposure to a lot of the things (they) might be...

Five Illinois alumni inducted into fraternity and sorority hall of fame

Five Illinois alumni inducted into fraternity and sorority hall of fame

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 21, 2018


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

The University of Illinois Fraternity & Sorority Affairs’ student leadership honor society will hold their fifth annual Alumni Hall of Fame ceremony to recognize the accomplishments of Illinois Greek alumni Saturday. Alumni being inducted include Jayne DeLuce of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, Jam...

Former state representative named director of community and government relations

Former state representative named director of community and government relations

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 21, 2018


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, News

The University selected Robert Flider, former state representative director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture, as the director of community and government relations for the Office of the Chancellor. His position will take effect Monday and is subject to approval by the University of Illinois...

Israel Week celebrates 70 years of independence

Israel Week celebrates 70 years of independence

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Students at the University are celebrating the 70th anniversary of Israeli independence with Israel Week, which includes events throughout the week to celebrate the country’s food, history and culture. Elana Zelden, president of Illini Students Supporting Israel, said this week is meant to celeb...

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 19

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 19

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 20, 2018


Filed under Crime, News

Champaign Burglary from a motor vehicle was reported on the 700 block of South Randolph Street around 10 p.m. Wednesday. According to the report, items including five computer accessories and one cellular phone were stolen from a delivery vehicle. Aggravated discharge of a firearm was reported on the 2000 b...

National Eating Disorders Association hosts fifth annual walk

National Eating Disorders Association hosts fifth annual walk

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 20, 2018


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

In order to raise money and awareness for eating disorders, the National Eating Disorders Association will be hosting a sponsored walk Saturday.  Carina Bauer, clinical counselor, said this walk is important to raise the money needed to promote awareness. “We want to spread awareness on cam...

Engineering students to launch satellite on NASA funding

Engineering students to launch satellite on NASA funding

By Mengjia Xu, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


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

For the first time in 13 years, the Satellite Development Student Organization at the University will be sending a dual-satellite for launching preparation, thanks to a $250,000 funding from NASA. The satellite, which is called CubeSail, will be delivered to a startup company in California called Ro...

University researchers illuminate cancer tissue in the operating room

University researchers illuminate cancer tissue in the operating room

By Rebecca Wood, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


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

Over the past four years, researchers at the University have developed a camera, inspired by the morpho butterfly, that illuminates cancerous tissue for surgeons to better detect and remove during surgeries. Viktor Gruev, lead researcher and Engineering professor, said they examined the nanostructu...

University celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage month

University celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage month

By Zihan Wang, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

Although May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the University will be hosting celebrations in April instead. “Many college institutions celebrate this month in April due to the busy time of finals and graduation happening in May,” said Christina Carpio, assistant director of ...

Increase in UI budget request to help retain in-state enrollment

Increase in UI budget request to help retain in-state enrollment

By Heather Schlitz, Assistant News Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, News, Top Stories

Lucrative financial aid deals from out-of-state schools, drawing Illinois high school students away from the state, has partially fueled the five-percent increase in the University’s $681 million budget request for state aid. The increase would allocate $10 million toward scholarships for undergraduat...

Political Science Department to add concentrations

Political Science Department to add concentrations

By Madelyn Foster, Assistant News Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

The University’s Department of Political Science will be taking a new approach to the major by integrating concentrations, starting in fall 2018. While a general political science concentration is still offered, concentrations in citizen politics, civic leadership, international relations, law and power, public policy and democratic in...

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