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Free speech group files lawsuit against UI

Free speech group files lawsuit against UI

By Ethan Simmons, Staff writer

June 6, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

Virginia free speech advocacy group Speech First has filed a lawsuit against the University for four policies and practices that, in their view, target protected speech. Speech First filed a preliminary injunction motion tonight to restrict these practices until the suit closes. According to th...

Campus cafes set to close

Campus cafes set to close

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

May 11, 2019


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

The next couple of weeks will bring some changes to some popular campus cafes. The Espresso Royale at Daniel and Sixth streets will close on May 17 due to a new development of the block. According to recent reports, the building had some structural issues and issues with flooding in the past and developer...

Important dates for end of spring, start of summer semesters

Important dates for end of spring, start of summer semesters

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

May 6, 2019


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, News

Here are some important dates to keep in mind as the semester comes to an end and summer session begins.  Final examinations for spring session end: May 10 Commencement: May 11 Summer session one instruction begins: May 13 Spring 2019 grades available: May 18 Summer session one final ...

On-Campus counseling frequency increases as finals draw near

On-Campus counseling frequency increases as finals draw near

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

May 2, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

A Massmail sent out by Student Affairs last Tuesday informed students that there are plenty of resources for them to utilize as the year wraps up with finals right around the corner. “This is a stressful time for many of our students,” the Massmail stated. “The usual tensions, such as persona...

Study in synthetic particles impacts future technology

Study in synthetic particles impacts future technology

By Bénédicte Yenyi, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News, Science & Technology, Top Stories

University engineers conducted a study about how nonuniform synthetic particles assemble and found it happens in numerous phases, which opens opportunities for new uses of reconfigurable materials in technologies, such as solar cells and catalysis. John Smith, graduate student in Engineering, said h...

Illinois works to make medical cannabis program permanent

Illinois works to make medical cannabis program permanent

By Rohan Ramani, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


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

The state of Illinois has recently taken a step toward permanently legalizing medical cannabis, which has been a controversial issue at all levels of legislation. The Medical Cannabis Alliance of Illinois announced full support of House Bill 895, which would make medical cannabis a permanent treatment ...

Library and campus group events helping during finals week

Library and campus group events helping during finals week

By Grace Maloney, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


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

The dark, looming cloud of finals is moving closer, and pretty soon, everyone will be in full grind mode. However, students should not feel alone if they are feeling stressed or overwhelmed. Libraries and organizations on campus are noticing the growing anxiety in students, and they are taking steps to h...

Students satisfied with manually-generated finals schedules

Students satisfied with manually-generated finals schedules

By Ethan Simmons, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


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

Two people constructed the 2,042-course final exam schedule for the spring semester. Terry Free and Chase Driskell are office administrators for Facility Management and Scheduling in the Office of the Registrar. As event specialists, the final exam schedule is one of their primary responsibilities. The w...

Rumors spread of multiple reports of batteries on campus

Rumors spread of multiple reports of batteries on campus

By Jose Zepeda, Assistant Daytime News Editor

April 29, 2019


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

University students were in a frenzy late Wednesday night after social media posts and messages began to spread a rumor that local gangs were beating University students with bricks. The rumors presented different scenarios for each incident. Some reports indicated beatings were reported at the Main...

ISG supports resolution against national conservative organization

ISG supports resolution against national conservative organization

By Kimberly Belser, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois Student Government, News

Executive board members of the Illinois Student Government sent a letter to Texas State University’s student government applauding them for their attempt to ban Turning Point USA, a national conservative organization, from their campus. Student body president Walter Lindwall, senior in LAS, studen...

University system plans to add more tenure faculty positions over next five years

University system plans to add more tenure faculty positions over next five years

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019


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

University of Illinois System President Timothy Killeen introduced a five-year plan to hire more tenure faculty positions in response to increasing student enrollment across the system. The five-year plan would accommodate 168 more tenure faculty positions at the UI campus with consideration to the...

Illinois House expands federal aid to undocumented and transgender individuals

Illinois House expands federal aid to undocumented and transgender individuals

By Meghana Kaza, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019


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

The Illinois House passed a bill that will offer state-funded student financial aid to undocumented immigrants and transgender individuals who have not registered for the draft. The Senate finished its first reading of the bill on April 12. Federal student financial aid is only available to U.S. ci...

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