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University sets 20-year deal for new solar farm

University sets 20-year deal for new solar farm

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 14, 2018


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

The University is partnering with Phoenix Solar for the second time to construct an additional solar farm before the end of 2019. While the first solar farm was purchased by making payments over a period of ten years, the University will try to make the payments for the second solar farm last 20 years,...

Irish artist grapples with ‘Real World Harm’ at Krannert Art Museum

Irish artist grapples with ‘Real World Harm’ at Krannert Art Museum

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 13, 2018


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

Two Irish artists’ first solo exhibition in the U.S., “Kennedy Browne: The Special Relationship,” is on display at Krannert Art Museum through Feb. 9. Kennedy Browne is a collaboration of Gareth Kennedy and Sarah Browne. Their work focuses on and challenges technology, privacy and global co...

Death of man found on Green Street likely due to natural causes

By Therese Pokorney, Assistant Daytime News Editor

November 12, 2018


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

The Champaign Police Department is investigating the death of Robert Chambers, 28-year-old man from Urbana, who was found unresponsive on Green Street on Thursday morning. Chambers was pronounced dead at 1:25 a.m. on Friday at the Carle Foundation Hospital Emergency Department, according to a new...

Students receive free Echo Dots to test new skills

Students receive free Echo Dots to test new skills

By Jose Zepeda, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, News, Science & Technology

Free Amazon Echo Dots were given to 200 University Housing residents to test out new Alexa commands developed by a team of undergraduate students at the University. The Echo Dots, distributed by the University’s Social Research and Technology Innovation Lab, are being used to collect data on command...

Bar age on campus leads to more detailed ID checks

Bar age on campus leads to more detailed ID checks

By The Daily Illini staff report

November 10, 2018


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

A report of underage ID violation citations at campus bars was released by the Illinois State Police on Tuesday. According to the report, the police checked five local bars and monitored the streets in Champaign County. Twenty-two violations were found in the bars and two violators were found during...

Display brings awareness to gun violence victims

By The Daily Illini staff report

November 9, 2018


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

In 2018, FBI data reported there have already been 65 school shootings. Amnesty International at the University decided it was necessary for students to work toward a change. Amnesty International UIUC, a grassroots organization dedicated to preventing human rights abuse, promoted its #EndGunViolen...

Studio creates sustainable paper

Studio creates sustainable paper

By Zihan Wang, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

Though people have been making paper out of wood since the 19th century, a studio at the University is developing sustainable paper using non-wood recycled materials that can protect the environment and help protect relic books in libraries. Eric Benson, co-founder of Fresh Press Studio, said he and hi...

EU Ambassador to speak on EU Day

EU Ambassador to speak on EU Day

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 7, 2018


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

David O’Sullivan, U.S. European Union Ambassador, will discuss EU-U.S. relations in a “State of the European Union and Transatlantic Relations” lecture Nov. 9, the University’s EU Day, at the Levis Center. O’Sullivan’s conversation, moderated by William Bernhard, professor of political sc...

Guest lecturer discusses slavery and emancipation in Illinois

Guest lecturer discusses slavery and emancipation in Illinois

By The Daily Illini staff report

November 7, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

Scott Heerman, slavery and emancipation scholar and author, is giving a lecture at the University on Thursday about the origins and abolishment of slavery in Illinois. The free lecture, “Round About Midnight: Slavery and Freedom in the Land of Lincoln,” taking place at 4 p.m. in room 217 of Grego...

Midterm election results

Midterm election results

By Therese Pokorney, Assistant Daytime News Editor

November 6, 2018


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

As results for the midterm election come in from all over the country since voting ended at 7 p.m., the Champaign County Clerk released the unofficial results for the county.   The report documented 79,552 ballots were cast, while there are a total of 124,057 registered voters, puttin...

Midterm election watch: 2018

Midterm election watch: 2018

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 6, 2018


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

8 p.m. Maggie Marzonie As polls come to a close, the lines at the Illini Union still extend down three flights of stairs; the estimated wait time is 45 minutes. However, Bruce Rauner, Republican candidate for state governor, has conceded to J.B Pritzker, the Democratic candidate. If voters ar...

Students line up for early voting at Illini Union

Students line up for early voting at Illini Union

November 6, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

The early voting period for Illinois midterm elections ran from Sept. 27 through Nov. 5, and students who were registered to vote in Champaign County could vote at any of the early voting locations, including the Illini Union. For Alora Rent, freshman in LAS, waiting in the long line to vote at the U...

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