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Climate action forum encourages student voices

Climate action forum encourages student voices

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 23, 2019


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

RSOs and students with environmental interests are gathering to discuss sustainability concerns in preparation for the University updating its sustainability goals for the next five years. The Student Climate Action Forum will take place on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. in the National Soybean Research...

Actuarial science celebrates success on 60th anniversary

Actuarial science celebrates success on 60th anniversary

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 23, 2019


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, News

The actuarial science program is celebrating its 60th anniversary at the University with a Risk Analytics Symposium and an Illinois Actuarial Science Reception on Thursday, May 16. The symposium provides practitioners, academics and students a venue to discuss the latest technological development a...

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 22

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 22

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 23, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Aggravated discharge of a firearm was reported on the 2900 block of Maplewood Drive, around 11 p.m. Sunday. According to the report, officers responded to a call of shots fired. Upon arrival at the scene, officers reported property damage, but no injuries. Domestic battery was reported o...

New building expected to reduce carbon footprint

New building expected to reduce carbon footprint

By Jade Morganfield, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019


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

A new building expected to open in spring 2021 will allow students to have access to state-of-the-art technology. It will also have sustainable features to help reduce the University’s carbon footprint. The building is part of the College of Engineering’s Campus Instructional Facility Project. It will be lo...

Green Greeks promotes sustainability in Greek housing

Green Greeks promotes sustainability in Greek housing

By Olivia Welshans, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019


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

From red Solo cups to Styrofoam trays, waste in Greek housing is piling up, prompting students to take action. A new campus organization aims to reduce waste and promote sustainability in Greek housing. Julia Irle, junior in LAS; Ezra Wallon, junior in Engineering; and Katherine Florence, junior in AH...

Cultural center continues spreading awareness, empowerment in new facility

Cultural center continues spreading awareness, empowerment in new facility

By Kimberly Belser, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019


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

After its official open house on April 9, the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center is continuing its work providing cultural awareness to the University for all students. “It’s wonderful for the cultural center to be refurbished and relocated in the heart of campus,” said Dominic ...

Illinois bill to improve privacy on Internet devices

Illinois bill to improve privacy on Internet devices

By Luis Velazquez, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019


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

The state of Illinois has passed a bill that attempts to ban Internet device manufacturers from collecting audio from internet-connected devices without consumers’ consent.  On April 10, the Illinois Senate passed the Keep Internet Devices Safe Act. Essentially, if consumers know they are being recorded without their consent, they can sue companies. However, the ...

Black hole image marks beginning of new technological era

Black hole image marks beginning of new technological era

By Zihan Wang, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019


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

With the help of University researchers, the first-ever image of a black hole was published on April 10. Professor in Engineering Charles Gammie and his research team assisted with interpreting the photo. The team, which he co-led, was involved in the theory working group, Gammie said in an email.  Th...

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 19

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 19

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 22, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Theft was reported at March 1, 902 W. Bloomington Road around 1 p.m. Wednesday. According to the report, two offenders pumped $120.78 worth of gas on two separate occasions without paying. Trespassing was reported on the 2200 block of Scottsdale Drive around 5 p.m. Thursday. According to the report...

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 18

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 18

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 19, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Theft was reported on the 300 block of East Clark Street, around 12 p.m. Tuesday. According to the report, the victim had her collectible bicycle stolen.  Theft was reported at Hertz, 707 N. Mattis Ave., around 1 p.m. Tuesday. According to the report, the offender rented a car using a fraudulent check....

Suburban Express allegedly violates recent consent decree

Suburban Express allegedly violates recent consent decree

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 18, 2019


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

After reaching a consent decree last week with the state attorney general, Suburban Express has been found in contempt of this agreement after the company reportedly resorted to harassment and failed to uphold the regulations the agreement required, according to a document published by the office of the ...

Electrical fire erupts at Einstein Bros., affecting Illini Union restaurants

Electrical fire erupts at Einstein Bros., affecting Illini Union restaurants

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 18, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

An electrical fire erupted at Einstein Bros. Bagels, located in the basement of the Illini Union, around 6:30 a.m. Thursday. The fire alarm went off at 6:15 a.m and an Illini Alert was sent out at 6:31 a.m. advising people to evacuate and avoid the general area. Another Illini Alert was sent out...

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