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Human Library to come on campus

Human Library to come on campus

By Therese Pokorney, Assistant Daytime News Editor

September 25, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, News, Top Stories

The Human Library, an event focused on creating conversations that are meant to challenge stereotypes and chip away prejudice, invites the public to learn more about the ‘books’ from all walks of life on campus Thursday at Pygmalion Music Festival. Visual Resources and Outreach Specialist, and...

Greek life lacks accessible living

Greek life lacks accessible living

By Therese Pokorney, Assistant Daytime News Editor

September 24, 2018


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

Thousands of students go through a selective rush process each fall to join Greek life at the University; however, some students who wish to participate are not given the same experience due to accessibility issues. Of the 19 Panhellenic sororities on campus, Kappa Delta is the only one that completely compli...

UI System donations achieve all-time high

UI System donations achieve all-time high

By Therese Pokorney and Samantha Boyle

September 24, 2018


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

The University System reached a record high in fundraising in the 2018 fiscal year from gifts, grants and pledges totaling $498.5 million, the University of Illinois Foundation announced Friday. “We are excited about the investment our donors and friends have chosen to make in the University of Illinois. We are thrilled with an all-time high for ...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Sept. 20

The Daily Illini police blotter for Sept. 20

By The Daily Illini staff report

September 21, 2018


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

Champaign Theft under $500, credit card fraud and burglary were reported on the 2000 block of North Neil Street around 7 p.m. Tuesday. According to the report, an unknown offender stole the victim’s wallet and used the credit card inside. Aggravated assault was reported on the 2500 block o...

New dean announced for College of Media

New dean announced for College of Media

By Madalyn Velisaris, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018


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

The College of Media announced Tracy Sulkin as the new dean starting Sunday. Sulkin previously served as a professor in LAS and was then the interim executive associate dean of the College.  Sulkin was nominated for the position by Andreas C. Cangellaris, vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and...

Community Cat Day helps feral cats

Community Cat Day helps feral cats

By Madelyn Foster, Assistant News Editor

September 20, 2018


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

The University's Shelter Medicine Program launched an initiative that provides opportunities for Veterinary Medicine students to gain hands-on experience while improving the health of feral cats. The program, called Community Cat Day, was made possible by a $15,000 grant from the Best Friends Animal S...

Illini Solar Car team takes seventh in competition

Illini Solar Car team takes seventh in competition

By Heather Schlitz, Assistant News Editor

September 20, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

Jonathan Mullen, senior in Engineering and director of operations for Illini Solar Car, remembers driving so fast the solar car’s back wheels began skidding around turns as he raced to qualify for the American Solar Challenge. The Illini Solar Car team met the qualifying standards, covering 400 miles i...

Amazon donates $1 million to fund under-resourced engineering students

Amazon donates $1 million to fund under-resourced engineering students

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

September 19, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, News, Top Stories

Amazon is donating $1 million over a five-year period to the University’s Academic Redshirt in the Science and Engineering Scholars program. The ARISE program gives a group of 25 Illinois students from under-resourced backgrounds an extra year to prepare for freshman-level courses. University...

Study finds human brains interpret emojis as language

Study finds human brains interpret emojis as language

By Cori Lippert, Staff writer

September 18, 2018


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

After studying the human brain’s reactions to emojis, a research team at the University found our brains interpret emojis the same way they process words.  Benjamin Weissman, doctoral student in LAS, said the research team read the electrical activities in people’s brains to figure out how the...

Rep. Davis protested over lack of open meetings

Rep. Davis protested over lack of open meetings

By Heather Schlitz, Assistant News Editor

September 17, 2018


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

Diana Dudzienski, Champaign resident, said she waited outside in the sun for nearly two hours for a chance to speak with Rep. Rodney Davis the last time the congressman held open office hours in Champaign in May 2017. She never got to speak with him. After explaining she had medical issues and was awaiting a ki...

Obama’s visit boosts local cafe

Obama’s visit boosts local cafe

By Karen Liu, News Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

It has been around a week since former President Barack Obama dropped by Caffe Paradiso, but the cafe and its owners are still experiencing the impact of his surprise visit. Dana Yun, freshman in Engineering and daughter of the cafe’s owner, said the overall sales of the cafe have gone up about 10...

Students prepare for career fair season

Students prepare for career fair season

By Zihan Wang, Staff writer

September 17, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

Companies who cater to students in Engineering, Business, LAS and ACES will be recruiting at various career fairs hosted on campus in the months of September and October. Amy Fruehling, director of Engineering Career Services, said the Engineering Career Fair, which took place on Tuesday and Wednes...

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