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UI students shape local election results despite long waits to vote

UI students shape local election results despite long waits to vote

By Zihan Wang, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


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

Recent research shows that the increase of youth voter turnout rate shaped the results of the 2018 midterm elections. The University saw a record number of voters at its various polling locations. A statement from the Illinois Student Government said that although many organizations and individuals ...

Chancellor addresses campus issues in State of the University Address

Chancellor addresses campus issues in State of the University Address

By Sana Khadilkar, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, News

Students, faculty and staff were invited to attend to hear Chancellor Robert Jones and Andreas Cangellaris, vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost, discuss administrative challenges and initiatives planned for this academic year. “It’s an event that’s really important to the chancellor,...

UI police officer accused of inappropriate behaviors

UI police officer accused of inappropriate behaviors

By The Daily Illini staff report

November 6, 2018


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

The University Police Department failed to stop years of inappropriate behaviors by veteran training officer Brian Tison, according to a Monday report by the News-Gazette.  Michelle Kaeding, who joined the UIPD in June 2015, filed a formal complaint regarding Tison’s behavior. There was one Tit...

Deans call for changes to faculty sexual harassment policies

Deans call for changes to faculty sexual harassment policies

By The Daily Illini staff report

November 2, 2018


Filed under Administration, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois Student Government, News

Following the case of sexual misconduct and investigation of tenured law professor, Jay Kesan, deans at the University are calling for stricter disciplinary actions against faculty members with sexual misconduct allegations. On Monday, 17 deans sent a letter to Chancellor Robert Jones and Provost ...

Illinois to develop testing program for self-driving vehicles

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 31, 2018


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, News, State, Top Stories

Illinois is currently working with the University to test track autonomous vehicles in efforts to put self-driving vehicle technology in action. Along with Northwestern University, both the Urbana-Champaign and Chicago campus of the University system will participate in the testing of the curren...

Students call for professor’s resignation after sexual harassment accusations

Students call for professor’s resignation after sexual harassment accusations

By The Daily Illini staff report

October 25, 2018


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, News

The Student Bar Association is calling for the resignation of law professor Jay Kesan following accusations of sexual harassment. Three accusers, including a former law student and two professors who no longer work at the University, have come forward and said Kesan sexually harassed them by discussing ...

UI to renovate Engineering facility for $41M

UI to renovate Engineering facility for $41M

By Ashley Fu, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, News, Top Stories

The University will give the 68-year-old Mechanical Engineering Building a $41 million modernizing makeover, which is set to be completed in 2021. William Bowman, director of communications for mechanical science and engineering, said they will be renovating the existing space and attaching a five-sto...

Illinois universities pledge to end racial, income graduation gaps by 2025

Illinois universities pledge to end racial, income graduation gaps by 2025

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 16, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, News

The University has joined 24 other colleges and universities across Illinois to help more working-class students receive college degrees by 2025. The project, named Illinois Equity in Attainment Initiative and launched by nonprofit organization Partnership for College Completion, aims to eliminate...

Bashir named College of Engineering dean

Bashir named College of Engineering dean

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 16, 2018


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, News, Top Stories

Bioengineering professor Rashid Bashir has been named the next dean of the College of Engineering, the University announced Wednesday. Bashir will succeed Andreas Cangellaris, who has been the Engineering dean since August 2013. Bashir will officially take over November 1, pending approval by the U...

Faculty lacks diversity despite University efforts

Faculty lacks diversity despite University efforts

By Heather Schlitz, Assistant News Editor

October 11, 2018


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

As the University was lauded for admitting a record number of freshmen from underrepresented groups this year, the ranks of faculty and administrators in the eight largest colleges on campus continue to be dominated by men and white people. Though the Office for Access and Equity has implemented myri...

Urbana scholar awarded MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant

Urbana scholar awarded MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 9, 2018


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, News, Top Stories

Rebecca Sandefur, University sociologist and legal scholar, is one of the 25 people to received the $625,000 MacArthur Fellowship this year. The Fellowship awards people with interests in a wide array of fields, including writers, teachers, entrepreneurs and similar fields, for their creativity an...

New rule bans all tobacco

New rule bans all tobacco

By The Daily Illini staff report

October 5, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News, Uncategorized

All tobacco products will be regulated under the 100 percent tobacco-free campus policy starting next August, Chancellor Robert Jones announced in an email Wednesday.   Building on the Smoke-Free Campus policy implemented in 2014, the policy will now prohibit all forms of tobacco, including snuff and c...

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