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Ebertfest adds virtual reality demonstration to festival

Ebertfest adds virtual reality demonstration to festival

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 23, 2019


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, Ebertfest, News

The full schedule for Roger Ebert’s film festival, Ebertfest, was released earlier this week. This year, a virtual reality demonstration showing short films will be a new addition to the festival and will be located outside the Virginia Theatre on April 12 in between films. Ebertfest starts with ...

Illini Veterans seeks to break donation record for annual 5K

Illini Veterans seeks to break donation record for annual 5K

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 22, 2019


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

Over the past seven years, a total of $52,000 has been raised for the Illini Veterans Memorial 5K. As this year’s race approaches, Illini Veterans president Matthew Cutright hopes to break the annual fundraising record. Cutright said usually around $10,000 is raised per race and hopes at least ...

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 21

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 21

By The Daily Illini staff report

March 22, 2019


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Nothing to report. University Nothing to report. Urbana Theft was reported on the 1200 block of Vine Street around 6 p.m. Wednesday. According to the report, the victim’s bicycle and a bicycle part were stolen by an unknown offender during school hours. An arrest was made on the char...

Dates for CS proficiency exams moved to middle of semester

Dates for CS proficiency exams moved to middle of semester

By David Ruvinkskiy, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

Proficiency exams for computer science will now be offered to current students during the middle of either the spring or fall semesters, allowing them to test out of a class in the following semester. Previously, proficiency exams for computer science were offered only at the beginning of the semeste...

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 20

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 20

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 21, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Burglary was reported on the 500 block of South Third Street around 7 a.m. Thursday. According to the report, the victim left her purse in the front passenger seat of her vehicle. When the victim came back to her vehicle, the driver’s side window was shattered and the purse had been tak...

Papa Del’s announces data breach occurrence

Papa Del’s announces data breach occurrence

By Daniel Renteria, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

Papa Del’s has announced that a security breach may have led to personal information being stolen for customers who made card payments at the restaurant between May 9 and Sept. 30. On Nov. 14, the restaurant, located on 1201 South Neil St., learned individual’s card numbers, expiration dates ...

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 19

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 19

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 20, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Theft was reported at Circle K, 2315 W. Springfield Ave., around 1 p.m. Monday. According to the report, the victim’s vehicle was stolen while they were inside the store. The offenders have not been located. Theft was reported at Heartland Healthcare, 309 E. Springfield Ave., around 2 p....

Archivist hosts discussion about early South Asian students

Archivist hosts discussion about early South Asian students

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 19, 2019


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

The origins of South Asian students at the University will be highlighted in a talk Thursday at the Spurlock Museum Third Thursday Series. The Third Thursday Series highlights different people, places and events throughout the history at the University. Salvatore DeSando, trained archivist and...

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 18

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 18

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 19, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Burglary was reported on the 1300 block of Lincolnshire Drive around 4 p.m. Thursday. According to the report, multiple items were stolen from a vehicle and a stolen credit card was immediately used after the incident occurred.  Burglary was reported on the 1800 block of West Windsor Road...

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 15

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 15

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 18, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Aggravated battery was reported at Brothers Bar and Grill, 613 E. Green St., around 1 a.m. Friday. According to the report, there was a large fight in the bar and multiple employees were battered. Burglary was reported on the 500 block of South First Street, around 9 a.m. Thursday. According...

Students silently protests for a fossil fuel-free campus

Students silently protests for a fossil fuel-free campus

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 16, 2019


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus Life, News

Students attended the Board of Trustees meeting to silently protest the University’s divestment of fossil fuel companies at the Illini Union on Thursday. The silent protest was held by environmental student organization, UIUC Students for Environmental Concerns, as a part of its project, UIUC Be...

Urbana seeks to expand VeoRide usage

Urbana seeks to expand VeoRide usage

By Meghana Kaza, Staff Writer

March 16, 2019


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

The Urbana Council has voiced their preference for increasing the number of VeoRide bikes available in the county. VeoRides were introduced a little less than a year ago, but there are over 500 bikes in the Champaign-Urbana district, making it one of the busiest markets for the company. According to The...

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