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Spurlock museum hosts talk on Chicago philanthropist

Spurlock museum hosts talk on Chicago philanthropist

By Haipei Wu, Staff Writer

May 17, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, News

As a part of its Thursday series, the Spurlock Museum is going to host a discussion on Robert Allerton from 4 to 5 p.m. Allerton is the philanthropist who donated the 5,500-acre Allerton Park to the University in 1946. In addition to donating his estate to the University as a park and retreat center, ...

Motherhood Color Walk raises awareness about perinatal depression

Motherhood Color Walk raises awareness about perinatal depression

By Brooke Eberle, Interim summer editor-in-chief

May 14, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, News, Top Stories

To honor Maternal Mental Health Month, Sistering CU is holding a color walk to raise awareness for perinatal depression. The walk is taking place at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20 at the garden pavilion of Meadbrook Park in Urbana. It will last around 30 minutes, and snacks will be offered afterward along...

Suspected shooting near First & Armory

Suspected shooting near First & Armory

By Brooke Eberle, Brand Manager

May 13, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Crime, News, Showcase

University students reported multiple shots fired around 1 a.m. near the corner of First and Armory. Malec Caudell, senior in Media, and Logan Tipsword, junior in LAS, said they were in their fraternity when they heard the shots go off. Police arrived and blocked off the area from Second Street and...

School of Art and Design to present 2018 Re-Fashioned Fashion Show

School of Art and Design to present 2018 Re-Fashioned Fashion Show

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

May 5, 2018


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

Combining sustainability and creativity, students from ARTS 299 will be presenting their fashion designs at Temple Hoyne Buell Hall on Saturday for the 12th annual “Re-Fashioned Fashion Show.” “Re-Fashioned refers to the fact that almost every garment in the show is made from a material tak...

Excessive caffeine intake may lead to negative effects

Excessive caffeine intake may lead to negative effects

By Heather Schlitz, Assistant News Editor

May 3, 2018


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

While many students may turn to coffee for an energy boost during finals week, consuming too much caffeine may do more harm than good. “For the normal population, you shouldn’t drink more than 400 milligrams of caffeine per day,” said Elvira de Mejia, professor of food sciences. “Depending ...

Students should maintain healthy diet during finals week

Students should maintain healthy diet during finals week

By Zihan Wang, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

Although students may be tempted to eat comfort food during finals week, Jaume Amengual, assistant professor of personal nutrition, urges students to keep a healthy diet. “I would try to eat foods high in fiber, whole wheat, grains, fruits and vegetables,” Amengual said in an email. Amengual s...

University libraries extend hours during finals week

University libraries extend hours during finals week

By Jiejie Wang, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


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

University libraries plan to extend opening hours and hold events to help students de-stress during finals week.  Joseph Hall-Ingram, library specialist in Grainger Engineering Library, said in an email that Grainger will be hosting a therapy dog on Friday to help students relieve pressure. Grainger nor...

Campus bars expect smaller crowds over finals week

Campus bars expect smaller crowds over finals week

By Yanchao Zhao, Contributing Writer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

While some students might be taking a break from going to the campus bars during finals week as they prepare for the upcoming exams, others find they prefer studying in the bar environment. Margaret Whalen, the student manager at Murphy’s Pub, said the customer flow during the week of finals is de...

The Daily Illini police blotter for May 1

The Daily Illini police blotter for May 1

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

May 2, 2018


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

Champaign Residential burglary was reported on the 700 block of West Church Street around 10 p.m. Monday. According to the report, the victim reported a handgun was stolen from his apartment. Aggravated battery and criminal damage to property were reported on the 00 block of Apricot Drive around 6 ...

University organizes events and services to help students destress

University organizes events and services to help students destress

By Yasmeen Ragab, Assistant Daytime News Editor

May 2, 2018


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

As finals week approaches, there are numerous ways students can avoid succumbing to the pressure and stress of exams.  According to the Counseling Center’s website, the most important thing to do is to get enough sleep each night. When you’re sleep deprived, it is much harder to focus, do qua...

Isaac Newton’s manuscript acquired by University library

Isaac Newton’s manuscript acquired by University library

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

May 2, 2018


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

The University’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library has gotten Sir Isaac Newton’s manuscript on how to make the philosopher’s stone, a substance that can turn lead into gold, cure illness and grant its user immortality. The four-sheet manuscript was acquired with $275,000, using part of a $500,...

Japan House to host Gallery Days starting Thursday

Japan House to host Gallery Days starting Thursday

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

May 1, 2018


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

The Japan House in Urbana will begin hosting its Gallery Days beginning May 3, featuring free demonstrations and presentations each afternoon. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony as well as view the house’s unique collections of tea equipment, kim...

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