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University food service, building service workers ratify new contracts, avoid a strike 

University food service, building service workers ratify new contracts, avoid a strike 

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff writer

August 20, 2019

University food service and building service workers recently voted to ratify new contracts and thus avoid a strike authorized to start on Thursday.  Food service and building service workers, who are represented by the Service Employees International Union Local 73, held a week-long vote after the union’s ...

Yingying’s Fund officially established to help international students, families

Yingying’s Fund officially established to help international students, families

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

August 19, 2019

Yingying Zhang was smart, beautiful and kind. She was also always willing to help when she saw others were in need. That is what her family said about her Monday at the official establishment of Yingying’s Fund. It has been two years since Yingying went missing, and now to honor her memory, a permanent...

White supremacist propaganda surges at University during 2018-2019 school year

White supremacist propaganda surges at University during 2018-2019 school year

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff writer

August 8, 2019

A recent Anti-Defamation League report found white supremacist propaganda on college campuses increased 57% across six Midwest states during the 2018-2019 school year. The ADL reported 36 cases of white supremacist propaganda on campuses across Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakot...

Yingying’s Fund created to assist international students, families

Yingying’s Fund created to assist international students, families

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

August 6, 2019

To assist international students and their families who may be in crisis, an endowment called Yingying’s Fund will be established at the University.  The announcement of Yingying’s Fund was made by the Illinois News Bureau on Monday, and an official announcement will be at a later date.  Yingying’s Fund is an endowment honoring Yingying Z...

University begins work with state, federal governments to close financial aid loopholes

University begins work with state, federal governments to close financial aid loopholes

By Hannah Preston, Interim editor-in-chief

August 1, 2019

After a financial aid scandal involving families from wealthy counties in Illinois giving up custody of their children to qualify for higher amounts of aid was reported on Monday by ProPublica and The Wall Street Journal, both the state and federal governments addressed the issue at hand and have spoke...

J.B. Pritzker to visit University Wednesday

J.B. Pritzker to visit University Wednesday

By Hannah Preston, Interim editor-in-chief

July 3, 2019

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker will visit the University of Illinois campus on Wednesday to discuss the impact of the state’s new capital construction program on higher education. UI system president Tim Killeen and chancellor Robert J. Jones will be in attendance, along with various presidents of...

Gies announces online shift for MBA program

Gies announces online shift for MBA program

May 30, 2019

Gies College of Business plans to move their Masters of Business Administration program completely online once the current class graduates. As Gies Dean Jeffrey Brown announced to stakeholders last Friday, the College will focus investments on their growing online iMBA program and end enrollment in...

Important dates for end of spring, start of summer semesters

Important dates for end of spring, start of summer semesters

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

May 6, 2019

Here are some important dates to keep in mind as the semester comes to an end and summer session begins.  Final examinations for spring session end: May 10 Commencement: May 11 Summer session one instruction begins: May 13 Spring 2019 grades available: May 18 Summer session one final ...

LGBTQ Research Symposium encourages education, inclusion

LGBTQ Research Symposium encourages education, inclusion

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

May 3, 2019

Kevin Nadal, professor of psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Graduate Center at the City University of New York, will be the keynote speaker at the seventh Annual LGBTQ Research Symposium: Research for Change on May 23 and 24. The symposium event offers opportunities for mentoring sessions,...

Petry resigns among allegations of misconduct

Petry resigns among allegations of misconduct

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

May 2, 2019

After an investigation on accusations having to do with his conduct, University professor Joe Petry announced Friday evening he will be retiring from his position at the end of May. Petry was put on leave earlier this semester when the University started its investigation on these allegations. Petry was...

Students satisfied with manually-generated finals schedules

Students satisfied with manually-generated finals schedules

By Ethan Simmons, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

Two people constructed the 2,042-course final exam schedule for the spring semester. Terry Free and Chase Driskell are office administrators for Facility Management and Scheduling in the Office of the Registrar. As event specialists, the final exam schedule is one of their primary responsibilities. The w...

Auditor calls for return of Illinois Public Media grant money

Auditor calls for return of Illinois Public Media grant money

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 30, 2019

A recent audit by the inspector general of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting has recommended that Illinois Public Media should be asked to return more than $67,000 in federal grant money due to discoveries of accounting errors overestimating non-federal financial support. Illinois Public Media,...

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