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ISR construction to continue until August 2020

ISR construction to continue until August 2020

By Howard Yun, Contributing Writer

May 18, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

The Illinois Street Residential Hall Renovation and Addition Project began May 7 and is expected to continue until August 2020. During construction, the north entrance on Green Street will not be available. Work hours during summer will be from 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. During these peri...

Spurlock museum hosts talk on Chicago philanthropist

Spurlock museum hosts talk on Chicago philanthropist

By Haipei Wu, Staff Writer

May 17, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, News

As a part of its Thursday series, the Spurlock Museum is going to host a discussion on Robert Allerton from 4 to 5 p.m. Allerton is the philanthropist who donated the 5,500-acre Allerton Park to the University in 1946. In addition to donating his estate to the University as a park and retreat center, ...

Rauner appoints Perl to last spot of UI trustee board

Rauner appoints Perl to last spot of UI trustee board

By Jessica Bursztynsky, Managing editor for reporting

May 16, 2018


Filed under Administration, News

The last vacant position on the University's Board of Trustees was filled Tuesday by Chicago attorney and 1987 University accountancy alumnus Sanford 'Sandy' Perl. Governor Bruce Rauner appointed Perl, which closed the position that has been open since January 2017. "Sandy Perl is a phenomenal...

The Daily Illini police blotter for May 15

The Daily Illini police blotter for May 15

By THE DAILY ILLINI STAFF REPORT

May 16, 2018


Filed under Crime, News

Champaign Criminal damage was reported on the 300 block of Kenwood Road at 3:30 p.m. April 28. According to the report, the victim's apartment door was kicked in by an unknown offender. Domestic battery was reported on the 1300 block of Williamsburg Drive around 3:30 p.m. April 28. According to...

The unseen side of becoming a veterinarian

The unseen side of becoming a veterinarian

By Brooke Eberle, Interim editor-in-chief

May 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Alexis Davidson, junior in ACES, was told never to become a veterinarian. Teachers warned her of the downsides. According to The Boston Globe, the suicide rates of vets are four to six times that of the average person. Vet students spend the same amount on tuition as medical students, but go ...

Motherhood Color Walk raises awareness about perinatal depression

Motherhood Color Walk raises awareness about perinatal depression

By Brooke Eberle, Interim summer editor-in-chief

May 14, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, News, Top Stories

To honor Maternal Mental Health Month, Sistering CU is holding a color walk to raise awareness for perinatal depression. The walk is taking place at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20 at the garden pavilion of Meadbrook Park in Urbana. It will last around 30 minutes, and snacks will be offered afterward along...

Victim targeted in overnight shooting

Victim targeted in overnight shooting

By Jessica Bursztynsky, Managing Editor for Reporting

May 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, Crime, News, Showcase, Top Stories

A 21-year-old male from Danville suffered serious gunshot wounds around 12:45 a.m. on Sunday. The victim and his friends were walking back to a vehicle after a party on the 1100 block of South Second Street when he was shot. Police believe the male was the "intended target," and there are no indicators...

Suspected shooting near First & Armory

Suspected shooting near First & Armory

By Brooke Eberle, Brand Manager

May 13, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Crime, News, Showcase

University students reported multiple shots fired around 1 a.m. near the corner of First and Armory. Malec Caudell, senior in Media, and Logan Tipsword, junior in LAS, said they were in their fraternity when they heard the shots go off. Police arrived and blocked off the area from Second Street and...

Construction projects wrap up, some remain for the summer

Construction projects wrap up, some remain for the summer

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

May 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

As the semester comes to an end, several construction projects across the campus have been substantially completed, and some remain to be completed over the summer. According to Steve Breitwieser, communications officer of Facilities and Services, capital improvement projects have been completed over the ...

University offers summer jobs with various earning potential

University offers summer jobs with various earning potential

By Madalyn Velisaris, Staff Writer

May 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Students who are staying on campus over summer break have a variety of University jobs to choose from, with varying earning potentials. Michelle Trame, acting director and senior associate director for the Office of Student Financial Aid, said it is difficult for students to figure out which job may pay t...

Top five moments of the past year

Top five moments of the past year

By Heather Schlitz, Assistant News Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

As the school year comes to an end, let’s take a look back on the biggest moments that happened over the year, in  no particular order. GEO strike After almost a year of bargaining over a new contract between the University administration and the Graduate Employees’ Organization, the GEO went on s...

Restaurant turnover in Champaign-Urbana area

Restaurant turnover in Champaign-Urbana area

By Sam Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

Restaurants closed in the past year: Chatime Chatime was located on 512 E. Green St. before it was permanently closed in March 2017. Chatime was a cafe known for serving bubble tea. The location was taken over by Taipei Cafe. Azzip Pizza Azzip Pizza was located at 505 E. Green St. before it closed...

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