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Student art exhibit breaks down Asian stereotypes

Student art exhibit breaks down Asian stereotypes

By The Daily Illini staff report

February 20, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

An art exhibition hosted by the Asian American Cultural Center is challenging its audience to answer the question, “Can you judge an Asian by its cover?” The exhibition is demonstrating a series of photographs by Tiffany Mei, senior in Media and creator of the art exhibit. Mei said in an ema...

VeoRide considers introducing dockless scooters to campus

VeoRide considers introducing dockless scooters to campus

By The Daily Illini staff report

February 20, 2019


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

Following last year’s introduction of its dockless shared bikes, VeoRide is considering the release of its scooters to the University campus. The dockless e-scooters are will be operated on a changeable battery pack to enable 24-hour accessibility and prevent fire risks from unsupervised chargin...

Photojournalist Christopher Capozziello discusses inclusion, representation in photography

Photojournalist Christopher Capozziello discusses inclusion, representation in photography

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 19, 2019


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

Award-winning photojournalist Christopher Capozziello is teaching an eight-week course and presenting his work in a series of events through the George A. Miller Visiting Professors and Scholars Program at the University. Capozziello's visit invites students and faculty to experience his work through...

University group analyzes sports betting legalization

University group analyzes sports betting legalization

By The Daily Illini staff report

February 19, 2019


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

Illinois lawmakers are negotiating the legalization of sports gambling. A recent analysis by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute shows the state could benefit from the practice. Frank Manzo from the ILEPI and Robert Bruno from Project for Middle Class Renewal co-authored the report at the Univers...

‘X’ marks the spot: Tree demolitions scheduled

‘X’ marks the spot: Tree demolitions scheduled

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant News Editor

February 18, 2019


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

As part of a bigger project to improve mobility in the Champaign-Urbana community, 42 trees from Wright Street and Armory Avenue are marked with large, pink “X”s and are scheduled to be removed. Brent Lewis, University landscape architect, said the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project is working ...

Professors advocate limits on harassment

Professors advocate limits on harassment

By Clare Budin, Senior Reporter

February 18, 2019


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

Members of the University’s Senate have responded to the online and in-person harassment of an outspoken professor with steps to prevent contentious in-class confrontations. However, there is still disagreement over whether these steps are strong enough. Jay Rosenstein, professor in Media, has long...

Joining the force: Reporter rides along with Urbana officer

Joining the force: Reporter rides along with Urbana officer

By Julie Kang, Staff writer

February 18, 2019


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

The Urbana Police Department’s ride-along program, open to citizens and members of the University community, allows people to experience firsthand what goes on during a police officer’s shift. The events in this article took place from 9 p.m. on Wednesday to 2 a.m. on Thursday with officer Josh J...

Natural History Building achieves LEED gold status

Natural History Building achieves LEED gold status

By Ethan Simmons, Contributing writer

February 18, 2019


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

The newly renovated Natural History Building is a common site for campus tours and department meetings. According to Stephen Marshak, professor emeritus of geology, that wasn’t always the case. “Prior to the renovation, the building was in complete disarray,” Marshak said. Paint peeled, light...

CU sees two more cases of measles

CU sees two more cases of measles

By YooJin Son, Assistant Daytime News Editor

February 17, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

Two additional cases of measles have been reported, making a total of four cases, in the outbreaks within the past month in Champaign-Urbana. According to the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, two individuals have been infected by measles in early February. The third case of measles was...

Spurlock Museum hosts Native American workshop

Spurlock Museum hosts Native American workshop

By The Daily Illini staff report

February 15, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

The Spurlock Museum is hosting an ‘Integrating Tribal Sovereignty and American Indian History into the Classroom’ workshop Saturday. The workshop is to be led by Dylan Jennings, who will be focusing on the incorporation of Native American values into our everyday lives and education in a resp...

Campus clinic offers free hearing exams

Campus clinic offers free hearing exams

By Luis Velaquez, Staff writer

February 15, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Science & Technology

It’s not an uncommon experience to walk on campus and hear loud music blasting from someone’s headphones. However, loud and excessive noises can end up causing hearing loss. The University’s Audiology Clinic is offering free hearing tests for students to encourage them to be more cautious wh...

UI staff file racial harassment lawsuit

UI staff file racial harassment lawsuit

By Olivia Welshans, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


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

University employees filed a lawsuit on Jan. 28 in federal court, containing allegations of racial harassment of black employees and claims the office tasked with investigating discrimination is itself guilty of racial harassment. The plaintiffs allege in the class action complaint filed with the co...

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