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Top 5 moments of the semester

Top 5 moments of the semester

By Karen Liu, News Editor

December 17, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, News, Semester-in-Review

The Fall 2018 semester is coming to an end. Before students switch gears to enjoy the holidays and winter break with family and friends, it is time to look back on the memorable events that happened on campus over the past semester. Obama speaking on campus  Former President Barack Obama made an appearance on campus to receive the Paul H. Douglas Award...

Boys with social difficulties at higher risk of drug abuse, study finds

Boys with social difficulties at higher risk of drug abuse, study finds

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 12, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Science & Technology, Top Stories

Boys who enter sixth grade with social problems are at a greater risk of developing aggressive behavior and engaging in substance abuse compared with boys without social difficulties, according to a study by professors of social work. Kevin Tan, lead researcher, said the background for his work into this ...

Plans for Main Library demolition discussed during public meeting

Plans for Main Library demolition discussed during public meeting

By The Daily Illini staff report

December 11, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, News, Showcase, Top Stories

An overview of the plans to demolish part of the Main Library and replace it with services students can utilize for books, collaborations and other purposes was addressed at the public meeting held by the Senate Committee on the Library on Thursday. Meetings are usually open to the public, but faculty a...

UI insures against drop in Chinese enrollment

UI insures against drop in Chinese enrollment

By Olivia Welshans, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under Administration, Champaign-Urbana, News, Top Stories

The Gies College of Business and the College of Engineering have become the first colleges on any university campus to purchase insurance to protect themselves from a potential drop in Chinese student enrollment. The University has agreed to pay $425,000 per year to an insurance company for up to $6...

College of Law increases transparency

College of Law increases transparency

By Julie Kang, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, Crime, News

Jay Kesan, professor in Law who was accused of sexual harassment in 2017, will be facing stricter consequences than those he was given last year, while the College of Law works to increase transparency to students by informing them of Kesan’s investigation results. Kesan violated the code of conduct and the U...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 5

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 5

By The Daily Illini staff report

December 7, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Theft over $500 was reported on the 100 block of East Green Street around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. According to the report, a package was delivered to the victim’s residence and stolen. Residential burglary was reported on the 2500 block of West Springfield Avenue around 5 p.m. Tuesday. Accor...

Research examines dogs’ origin in America

Research examines dogs’ origin in America

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 7, 2018


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, News, Science & Technology

Many people know dogs have descended from wolves, but not many know the true origin of ‘man’s best friend.’ A research project led by a University professor and the Illinois State Archaeological Survey made discoveries on dogs’ arrival to America. Ripan Malhi, professor in anthropology, and ...

GEO calls for taxation change

GEO calls for taxation change

By Sana Khadilkar, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, News

Graduate assistants will face a tax on their waived tuition that will be deducted from their paychecks in December. This is a yearly tax that affects their paychecks at the end of the year.  Internal Revenue Service Regulation 127 states that once a graduate employee’s waived tuition exceeds $5,2...

University receives grant to support undergraduates with children

University receives grant to support undergraduates with children

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 5, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Undergraduate students, who are also parents, can sometimes be at risk of not finishing their education. However, the Department of Education has granted the University $419,000 to fund child care. After receiving the grant, the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program will conti...

UI system repeatedly denies Daily Illini FOIA requests

UI system repeatedly denies Daily Illini FOIA requests

By Jessica Bursztynsky, Senior Reporter

December 3, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, News, Top Stories

Requests for sexual misconduct claims rejected by University Amid allegations of sexual misconduct on campus, The Daily Illini has filed six requests for documents relating to sexual misconduct claims. All six requests have been denied, even when they were only for an aggregate number of complaints...

UI system requests funding increase

UI system requests funding increase

By Avirup Kundu, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, News

On Nov. 15, the University of Illinois Board of Trustees approved a request for an increase in state funding next year to continue building on educational and affordability initiatives that have helped push enrollment across the three-university system to all-time highs. The request seeks $692.5 million in operatin...

UI researchers examine cactuses’ spine structures performance

UI researchers examine cactuses’ spine structures performance

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 27, 2018


Filed under Administration, News, Science & Technology, Top Stories

Two University researchers conducted a study on six species of cactuses using various types of animal skin to examine how spine structures influence plant performance. Postdoctoral researcher Stephanie Crofts and animal biology professor Philip Anderson both study the biomechanics of puncturing pl...

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