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App to help ease tinnitus symptoms

By Madalyn Velisaris and Samantha Boyle

October 19, 2018


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News, Science & Technology

If you have ever been to a loud concert or suffered from a bad head injury, you may have experienced a constant ringing in your ear for some time afterwards, but this ringing can be a permanent issue for people with tinnitus. Fatima Husain, assistant professor in speech and hearing sciences, is studyin...

UIPD self-defense class for women opens for spring registration

By The Daily Illini staff report

October 19, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News

A women-only self-defense course conducted by the University Police Department has opened for registration and will start classes in the spring. The Rape Aggression Defense System is a "comprehensive course being taught at colleges around the country,” said Robert Murphy, R.A.D. program instructor a...

UIPD investigates sexual assault against student by Uber driver

UIPD investigates sexual assault against student by Uber driver

By Therese Pokorney and Samantha Boyle

October 18, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, Crime, News

A University student was using Uber’s ride-share services when the driver pulled over in a parking lot and sexually assaulted the student around 1:20 a.m. Wednesday, according to a Campus Safety Notice sent out Thursday. The University Police Department is currently working with Uber in an inve...

RSOs differ in midterm pre-election approaches

RSOs differ in midterm pre-election approaches

By Madalyn Velisaris, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

Multiple partisan and nonpartisan student groups on campus are working on voter registration and campaign efforts as the midterm election approaches. Combining resources, Illini Democrats is working with an Illinois Student Government task force, a nonpartisan group, creating a space where students can com...

UI seeks to adopt reusable straws

UI seeks to adopt reusable straws

By Madelyn Foster, Assistant News Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

The 2015 video of marine biologist Christine Figgener pulling a straw from the nostril of a sea turtle while it bled circulated the internet, gaining more than 30 million views on YouTube and inspiring conversations and legislation to ban single-use plastic straws. Now, Espresso Royale and the University are ...

Household income data shows historical disparity

Household income data shows historical disparity

By Sana Khadilkar, Contributing Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

A recently released data set highlights a stark divide in household incomes between the University and the communities north of campus, revealing the effects of historical disparity. The Opportunity Atlas is a study that mapped the household incomes of people born between 1978 and 1983, taking int...

Milk label removal sparks concern

Milk label removal sparks concern

By YooJin Son, Contributing Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

Starbucks began enforcing a policy change in early July that removes labels from milk pitchers behind the counter, raising concerns about cross-contamination in its drinks. The unannounced policy change was brought into the public spotlight on July 10 when a Washington Starbucks barista, Coralee ...

Illini Tower residents call for resolution of flooding

Illini Tower residents call for resolution of flooding

By Zihan Wang, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


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

Three weeks after several floors were flooded at Illini Tower, students whose rooms were affected still have no idea when they will be able to return to their original suites. They are frustrated by the housing facility’s response. The first to fourth floors of Illini Tower, a private certified housing faci...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 16

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 16

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 18, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Theft was reported on the 100 block of North Walnut Street around 2:30 p.m. Monday. According to the report, the seat was taken off of the victim’s bike. Criminal damage to property was reported on the 100 block of Kenwood Road around 4 p.m. Monday. According to the report, the victim had t...

Research team incorporates patient experience in developing imaging scanner

Research team incorporates patient experience in developing imaging scanner

By Luis Velazquez, Contributing Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under News, Science & Technology

A research team at the University is working to develop an imaging scanner that takes into account the perspectives and experiences of head and neck cancer patients. The project is led by engineering professor Shiva Abbaszadeh and is made possible by a $2 million grant she received from the Natio...

New book studies friction between religion, family law

New book studies friction between religion, family law

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 17, 2018


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

“The Contested Place of Religion in Family Law,” a new book edited by University Law professor Robin Wilson, along with several contributions by University faculty, examines the modern culture war between family law and religion after the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case. The Supreme Court deci...

Illinois universities pledge to end racial, income graduation gaps by 2025

Illinois universities pledge to end racial, income graduation gaps by 2025

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 16, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, News

The University has joined 24 other colleges and universities across Illinois to help more working-class students receive college degrees by 2025. The project, named Illinois Equity in Attainment Initiative and launched by nonprofit organization Partnership for College Completion, aims to eliminate...

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