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The Daily Illini police blotter for June 13

The Daily Illini police blotter for June 13

By Karen Liu, Summer editor-in-chief

June 14, 2018


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

Champaign Domestic dispute, disorderly conduct, resistance to arrest and battery were reported on the 2700 blocks of Hunters Pond Run around 5 p.m. Tuesday. According to the report, the offender attempted to break the victim's window and resisted arrest. Theft was reported on the 400 blocks of East ...

Statewide program to provide merit-based aid

Statewide program to provide merit-based aid

By Heather Schlitz, Assistant News Editor

June 14, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, State

As part of an effort to curtail the number of Illinois high school students leaving the state for college, the Illinois general assembly passed the AIM HIGH Grant Pilot Program, which will provide $25 million in merit-based aid to be matched by Illinois public universities. The AIM HIGH program, part...

Microsoft invests $200,000 into program for student with disabilities

Microsoft invests $200,000 into program for student with disabilities

By Madalyn Velisaris, Staff Writer

June 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Microsoft invested $200,000 to the Accessibility Lighthouse Program, which is designated to help provide resources to students with disabilities, in collaboration with colleges on campus. The investment will help students with Autism go into STEM roles and increase the hiring pipeline into the industry,...

Local program promotes solar literacy through free informational sessions

Local program promotes solar literacy through free informational sessions

By Therese Pokorney, Staff Writer

June 12, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

The grassroots program, Solar Urbana-Champaign 3.0, is continuing its third year of integrating community education and volume purchasing of solar installations. The program offers free informational Solar Power Hour sessions led by Andy Robinson, educator hired by the Midwest Renewable Energy A...

New visa limitations could put Chinese graduate student enrollment at risk

New visa limitations could put Chinese graduate student enrollment at risk

By Jessica Bursztynsky, Staff Writer

June 11, 2018


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, News

The Trump administration will begin imposing limits on some Chinese visas starting Monday, which could potentially put University research at risk. The plan, which is an effort to counter intellectual property theft, asks U.S. embassies and consular offices to shorten the length of visas for Chin...

The Daily Illini police blotter for June 11

The Daily Illini police blotter for June 11

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

June 11, 2018


Filed under Crime, News

Champaign Improper use of signal, possession of cannabis and driving under a suspended license were reported at the corner of West John and Randolph Streets around 11 p.m. on Sunday. According to the report, two city notices to appear were issued for possession and cannabis and a citation was iss...

Memorial held for one-year anniversary of Yingying Zhang’s disappearance

Memorial held for one-year anniversary of Yingying Zhang’s disappearance

By Howard Yun, Staff Writer

June 10, 2018


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

A year ago, Yingying Zhang, a visiting scholar at the University from China, disappeared. On the anniversary of her disappearance, members of the Champaign-Urbana community gathered in the Illini Union to hold a memorial service. "We provide this memorial service so that everyone knows that the UI comm...

I-Promise Mentorship Program to create strong bonds with incoming students

I-Promise Mentorship Program to create strong bonds with incoming students

By Howard Yun, Staff Writer

June 8, 2018


Filed under Administration, News

The Illinois Promise Mentorship Program has been recruiting mentors for the 2018-2019 school year.  Illinois Promise is a scholarship awarded to newly admitted students who have the greatest amount of financial need.  The I-Promise Mentorship Program is an academic, personal and professional support program with resources offered by the Illinois P...

Yingying Zhang’s boyfriend, Xiaolin Hou, makes statement regarding anniversary of disappearance

Yingying Zhang’s boyfriend, Xiaolin Hou, makes statement regarding anniversary of disappearance

By Jessica Bursztynsky, Staff Writer

June 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Showcase

Ahead of Saturday’s memorial, missing visiting scholar Yingying Zhang’s boyfriend Xiaolin Hou shared a statement with The Daily Illini through WeChat. The text is translated from Chinese. "What we want to say the most is still thank you; to the work of the police and the DA, to the consulate, the sc...

Summer Cinema Series to show more movies than ever before

Summer Cinema Series to show more movies than ever before

By Yanchao Zhao, Staff Writer

June 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

This summer, the Illini Union Board will hold its traditional outdoor cinema series on the Main Quad at 9 p.m. every Thursday. The movies will be blockbuster films selected by a professional committee. “This series has been running since at least the summer of 2000. At the time, only one movie a month...

The Daily Illini blotter for June 7

The Daily Illini blotter for June 7

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

June 7, 2018


Filed under Crime, News

Champaign Aggravated battery was reported at AT&T, 2033 S. Neil St., Champaign, around noon on Tuesday. According to the report, the reporting party stated he was struck by a vehicle in the parking lot of the AT&T store. The suspect fled the scene in a gray Dodge Dart with an unknown ...

Chinese Students and Scholars Association to hold memorial for Yingying Zhang

Chinese Students and Scholars Association to hold memorial for Yingying Zhang

By Jessica Bursztynsky, Staff Writer

June 6, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Crime, News

This Saturday will mark one year since Yingying Zhang, a visiting scholar from China, went missing in Campustown. To commemorate Zhang, who is presumed dead by the FBI, the Chinese Students and Scholars Association at the University is hosting a memorial on Saturday at 2 p.m. in room 406 at the Illini Un...

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