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New fellowship to support study of critical languages

New fellowship to support study of critical languages

By The Daily Illini Staff report

January 18, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, News

A new fellowship has been established to support graduate students studying less common languages, such as Hindi, Zulu and Portuguese. The Global South Languages Fellowship was created by the Center for African Studies, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean studies, and the Center for South Asi...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Jan. 16

The Daily Illini police blotter for Jan. 16

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

January 18, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Criminal damage to property was reported on the 400 block of Edgebrook Drive, around 9 a.m. Monday. According to the report, the victim reported damage to the vehicle that was parked in an apartment parking lot. Theft was reported on the 200 block of West Green Street, around 1 p.m. Monday. Acc...

Champaign Fire Department receives $5,000 grant

Champaign Fire Department receives $5,000 grant

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

January 17, 2019


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News

The Champaign Fire Department received a $5,000 grant from Marathon Petroleum Company early this January to enhance its Unmanned Aerial Systems program. Randy Smith, Champaign deputy fire marshal, said in an email the grant will be used by the fire department to upgrade equipment and provide addition...

Regaining good standing varies by college

Regaining good standing varies by college

By Sana Khadlikar, Staff writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

While some students received good news when their final grades were posted in December, others found themselves in tricky situations witah the University, such as being placed on probationary or drop status. Section 3-110-D in the student code defines probationary status for undergraduates as a war...

Leadership workshop offers annual retreat

Leadership workshop offers annual retreat

By Tiara Cosby, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


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

By affecting the lives of more than 70,000 students, the Institute by Leadershape lives up to its mission of self-discovery and changing the lives of college students across the United States. At in the Illinois Leadership Center, paraprofessionals have the opportunity to select students from different...

UI opts out of visa policy petition

UI opts out of visa policy petition

By Luis Velazquez, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News

A recent lawsuit by Guilford College was filed against the Department of Homeland Security’s secretary Kirstjen Nielsen after her recent decision to change the visa policy for international students in the United States. A total of 65 institutions of higher education joined in an amicus brief suppor...

University adopts to human subject research changes

University adopts to human subject research changes

By Julie Kang, Staff writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under News, Science & Technology

The University is working to adapt to the changes to the Common Rule, a United States code of ethics about behavioral and biomedical research of human subjects, which will affect researchers, including University students, who study human behavior. Changes to the Common Rule, also known as the Federal Policy ...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Jan. 15

The Daily Illini police blotter for Jan. 15

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

January 16, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Theft was reported at Menards, 620 W. Town Center Blvd., around 10:30 a.m. Monday. According to the report, a male suspect concealed one electronic merchandise on his person and left the store without paying for the item. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Champaign County Sh...

Urban Outfitters closes for good

Urban Outfitters closes for good

By Jose Zepeda, Assistant Daytime News Editor

January 16, 2019


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

Urban Outfitters, a popular shopping destination located on the 500 block of Green Street, closed its doors for good. The clothing store closed as of Jan. 7. Since then, supplies have been removed; however, calls are still accepted to inform customers about the closing. The actual reason for the store...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Jan. 14

The Daily Illini police blotter for Jan. 14

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

January 15, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Theft was reported on Second Street around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to the report, the victim's credit card was stolen by a roommate. The roommate spent several hundred dollars from the account. The victim also reported they were battered by the roommate. No arrests have been made. ...

Beckman Institute evacuated after hazardous materials spill

Beckman Institute evacuated after hazardous materials spill

By The Daily Illini staff report

January 14, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

An Illini-Alert about hazardous materials released at the Beckman Institute was sent out around 1 p.m. Monday. The chemical substance spilled was identified as nitrobenzene. According to Pat Wade, communications director for the University of Illinois Police Department, the University of Illinois F...

Government shutdown upsets UI research

Government shutdown upsets UI research

By Olivia Welshans, Staff Writer

January 14, 2019


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

Research at the University may experience some difficulties in funding and proposal delays due to key federal agencies being affected by the partial government shutdown. If the shutdown is brief, the University will see very little impact with respect to its research, said Melissa Edwards, executive dir...

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