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Emergency Medical Services Week educates students

Emergency Medical Services Week educates students

By The Daily Illini staff report

November 16, 2018


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

To help prevent emergency situations going from OK to worse, the University is offering Emergency Medical Services Week to educate students on how to properly respond to emergencies. Taking part in the National Collegiate EMS Week, Illini Emergency Medical Services laid out various events which ...

Fulbright fellowship supports students’ international work

Fulbright fellowship supports students’ international work

By Ashley Fu, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News

Two doctoral students in LAS were awarded the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship, which funds 100 doctoral students to do field work in countries that use languages not commonly taught in the United States. When Cassandra Osei, doctoral student in LAS, got the acceptance email to go ...

Dining expands dietary options

Dining expands dietary options

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor

November 15, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News

Students who are vegan or have any kind of egg allergy can now expand their diets with a new egg substitute, which has been added to the menu at the LAR dining hall. Made from only plants, the egg substitute comes in a liquid form and a patty form. The liquid form can be used to make scrambled eggs and...

Suburban Express faces default judgment

Suburban Express faces default judgment

By Jessica Bursztynsky, Senior Reporter

November 15, 2018


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

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is accusing Suburban Express and its owner, Dennis Toeppen, of stalling and is seeking a default judgment against the transit company. Madigan sued the Champaign-based transit company on April 23 over alleged discrimination and harassment, and the two have been neg...

Organizations help spread holiday joy

Organizations help spread holiday joy

By Julie Kang, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


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

University students and local community organizations are working to help families in need celebrate Thanksgiving with a traditional holiday meal. Katie Thomas, director of Wesley Food Pantry, said November is typically their busiest month of the year. “A lot of people are expecting friends or relatives ...

Caffe Bene to adopt biodegradable cups

Caffe Bene to adopt biodegradable cups

By Benedicte Mulumba Yenyi, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2018


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

Both campus locations of Caffe Bene will be switching to biodegradable cups, after exhausting their current plastic cup inventory, in 2019. Samuel Ham, owner of Caffe Bene on Green Street, was inspired by posts on social media urging people to stray away from single-use plastics, such as the coffee...

Apprenticeship guides future librarians

Apprenticeship guides future librarians

November 15, 2018


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

The School of Information Sciences, in partnership with the Urbana Free Library, has launched an apprenticeship program for graduate students a the University. The program offers students studying library and information sciences the opportunity to gain knowledge with hands-on experiences in a libra...

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...

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 ...

Cultural differences affect teenage coping mechanisms

Cultural differences affect teenage coping mechanisms

By YooJin Son, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News

Bernardo Molina, an 18 year old high school student in Pachuca, Mexico, experienced the Mexico City earthquake in 2017. “Until a few months after the earthquake, I would just be standing somewhere and I would just feel like there was an earthquake,” Molina said. “Even though it was just perfectly ...

Fellowship encourages future faculty

Fellowship encourages future faculty

By Sana Khadilkar, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News

Thirty graduate students in Engineering were awarded the Mavis Future Faculty Fellowship, which will enhance their experience in research, teaching and mentoring in their respective fields. The fellowship prepares its recipients to take positions as faculty members in the future, provides them with r...

Research explores key to collaboration

Research explores key to collaboration

By Clare Budin, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News

Anyone who has worked in a group may have experienced moments when the clashing of ideas, schedules and perspectives threaten to derail the project. William Barley and Marshall Poole, professors in LAS, are seeking solutions to this widespread problem with the research project “EAGER Germination: ...

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