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Allegedly armed suspect was carrying air pellet pistol

Allegedly armed suspect was carrying air pellet pistol

By Jessica Bursztynsky, Staff Writer

July 13, 2018


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

University of Illinois Police Department officers named 23-year-old University student Samuel Applebaum as the suspect originally thought to be wielding a semi-automatic handgun near campus Thursday night. Instead of a handgun, however, Applebaum was determined to be carrying a Beretta air pellet ...

Carle Illinois College of Medicine offers unique curriculum to first class of students

Carle Illinois College of Medicine offers unique curriculum to first class of students

By Therese Pokorney, Staff Writer

July 13, 2018


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

On July 2, a few selected students began their journeys fusing medicine with engineering at the world's first engineering-based medical school. The Carle Illinois College of Medicine, a collaboration between the Carle Health System and the University, opened its doors to 32 students. "These student...

Police shoot allegedly armed student in Campustown

Police shoot allegedly armed student in Campustown

By Jessica Bursztynsky, Staff Writer

July 12, 2018


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Showcase, Top Stories

A University student was shot in the leg by police near Locust and John Streets Thursday evening after officers responded to a call regarding a person loading a semi-automatic handgun. The 23-year-old male’s name has not been released at the time of publication. He is described as white with bro...

Professor files gender-based wage discrimination lawsuit against University

Professor files gender-based wage discrimination lawsuit against University

By Karen Liu, Summer Editor-in-Chief

July 11, 2018


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

Industrial design professor Deana McDonagh is filing a lawsuit against the University for gender-based wage discrimination. McDonagh is one of the four tenured full-time professors in the program and the only female in that position. According to the lawsuit, despite McDonagh "is expected to perform...

The Daily Illini police blotter for June 10

The Daily Illini police blotter for June 10

By Veronica Mierek, Contributing Writer

July 11, 2018


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

Champaign Criminal damage to property was reported on the 600 block of Crescent Drive around 11:30 p.m. Monday. According to the report, an unknown offender damaged the windshield and back window of the victim’s car. An arrest was made on the charge of animal cruelty on the 2600 block of North Prospect Ave...

UI professor discusses influence of Justice Kennedy’s retirement

UI professor discusses influence of Justice Kennedy’s retirement

By Madalyn Verlisaris, Staff Writer

July 11, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

Justice Anthony Kennedy, 81, will retire from the Supreme Court after more than 30 years in the position, effective July 31. Alicia Uribe-McGuire, assistant professor in LAS, said Kennedy stepping down could cause a shift in the direction of the court. Such as, the court could start taking on more ...

The Daily Illini police blotter for July 9

The Daily Illini police blotter for July 9

By Veronica Mierek, Contributing Writer

July 10, 2018


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

Champaign An arrest was made on the charge of burglary on the 500 block of Yalow Drive around 12:30 a.m. Monday. According to the report, the reporting party saw four men attempting to enter vehicles as they were walking down the street. The suspects fled when police attempted to make contact, but ...

UI professor develops farming robot to alleviate labor costs, increase efficiency

UI professor develops farming robot to alleviate labor costs, increase efficiency

By Veronica Mierek, Contributing writer

July 10, 2018


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

Researchers at the University developed robots to help farmers of the Midwest tend to their fields. Some models, priced at $5,000, are already being used by early adopters. “They use very little input — input in the sense of chemicals or fertilizers or fuel — but produce good food, good ...

Eleven UI students, alumni awarded Fulbright scholarship

Eleven UI students, alumni awarded Fulbright scholarship

By Haoxiang Yun, Contributing writer

July 9, 2018


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

Eleven University students and alumni have been awarded the Fulbright scholarship. These students will visit different countries around the world to teach English and research in the following school year. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for the selected students and professors to te...

Study shows correlation between testosterone, prestige in men

Study shows correlation between testosterone, prestige in men

By Therese Pokorney, Staff writer

July 6, 2018


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

In moments of competition, triumph and prestige, men receive a boost in one particular steroid hormone, according to a study conducted by a University assistant psychology professor. Joey Cheng, corresponding author, along with colleagues Olga Kornienko and Douglas Granger, found a cemented relati...

New director of Facilities & Services appointed

New director of Facilities & Services appointed

By Veronica Mierek, Contributing writer

July 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

Mohamed Attalla has been appointed as the new executive director of Facilities & Services, effective July 23. Attalla has 33 years of experience in construction and facilities, as well as teaching and conducting research. He has also been working in facilities management in education for the...

University professor develops aircraft scheduling model to reduce flight delay disruptions

University professor develops aircraft scheduling model to reduce flight delay disruptions

By Howard Yun, Contributing writer

July 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

University Professor Lavanya Marla, along with Dartmouth Professor Vikrant Vaze and MIT Professor Cynthia Barnhat, developed a new aircraft scheduling model that can reduce the negative impacts of unexpected disruptions on flight schedules. According to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics, aircr...

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