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Fraternity chapters provide GPA, career resources

Fraternity chapters provide GPA, career resources

By Shivali Shukla, Contributing writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, News

Fraternities on campus are actively working to ensure their members are receiving the proper resources they need to succeed academically, leading to better job prospects. The overall grade point average of college fraternity members suffers by 0.25 points by joining, yet their post-graduate incomes rise ...

Grainger removes books to make space

Grainger removes books to make space

By Haipei Wu, Staff writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Grainger Engineering Library is pushing out books in favor of more table space due to a large influx of students and the need for study space. Approximately 30,000 print materials have been sent away from Grainger since this past summer, said Mary C. Schlembach, acting head of Grainger Engineering Lib...

Students honor veterans with documentaries

Students honor veterans with documentaries

By Aila Rahman, Staff writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, News

Nicholas Osborne was once a Coast Guard intelligence officer who served overseas in Kuwait and Iraq, before heading to Champaign.     Osborne is now the director of the Chez Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education on campus. The center offers a variety of services for military-connected s...

ISG supports DACA students through passing a resolution

ISG supports DACA students through passing a resolution

By Cori Lippert, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Administration, News

The fate of undocumented students all over the U.S. is uncertain, but the Illinois Student Government  says it wants to provide support in any way it can. ISG and the executive department said they wanted to focus on many different levels when dealing with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: studen...

Counseling Center works to dispel stigmas surrounding mental illness

Counseling Center works to dispel stigmas surrounding mental illness

By Heather Schlitz, Staff writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

Students struggling with mental health issues may feel uncomfortable utilizing the resources provided on campus because of the social stigmas attached to it. “A lot of people say they don’t want to go to to the Counseling Center because they don’t want people to think they’re crazy,” said Engli...

‘Research Live!’ registration ends today

‘Research Live!’ registration ends today

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Today is the final day to register for the University’s “Research Live!” competition, in which all University graduate students may present their graduate research to an audience in three minutes using only two slides. Participants may use one title slide, prepared by the Research Live! team, and...

Bicycle maintenance class started this semester

Bicycle maintenance class started this semester

By JieJie Wang, Staff writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

With four to six thousand cyclists on campus, Lily Wilcock, active transportation coordinator, created a free bicycle maintenance class. Simon Pokorny, junior in Architecture and instructor of the class, said that what he usually teaches during the class is basic knowledge about bike maintenance. ...

Police blotter for Oct. 17

Police blotter for Oct. 17

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign Stalking was reported on the 2400 block of Hampshire Drive around 7 p.m. Monday. According to the report, the suspect called the victim at work over 50 times to intimidate her and to try to get her fired. The suspect has a history of repeated stalking behavior toward the victim, including t...

Globetrotters to bounce into State Farm Center

Globetrotters to bounce into State Farm Center

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

The Harlem Globetrotters will bring their 2018 World Tour to the State Farm Center on Friday, Jan. 19. Tickets go on sale Tuesday and will start at $20. The team will face their long-time adversaries, the Washington Generals.  The Generals aim to break a 47-year losing streak this time around afte...

Retired University official to overview administration structure this Thursday

Retired University official to overview administration structure this Thursday

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 18, 2017


Filed under News

Willard Broom, retired associate dean of students at the University, will give an in-depth overview of the University administration at the University YMCA Thursday. The event, Working With (Or Against) The Administration, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Broom will discuss the University structure, the different offic...

College of Engineering pushing to narrow gender discrepancy

College of Engineering pushing to narrow gender discrepancy

By Karen Liu, Staff writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Although the University’s College of Engineering has been traditionally male dominated, the gender discrepancy has been significantly narrowed in recent years. The College of Engineering student body was 15 percent women about 10 years ago, but the number has grown to 20 percent now, said Bill Bell...

Domestic Violence Awareness Month highlights daily issue

Domestic Violence Awareness Month highlights daily issue

By Rebecca Wood, Staff writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

Women between the ages of 18-24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence, almost double the national average, according to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Because October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the University is looki...

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