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CEE department begins Smart Bridge and building construction

CEE department begins Smart Bridge and building construction

By Rohan Ramani, Contributing Writer

April 18, 2019


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

The civil and environmental engineering department began construction for a new building addition to the Hydrosystems Laboratory and a smart bridge, which will connect the new building and Newmark Laboratory. A smart bridge is similar to a regular bridge, but contains the latest technology. These...

Spanish department faces faculty and facility shortages

Spanish department faces faculty and facility shortages

By Grace Maloney, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


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

The number of students pursuing a degree in Spanish at the University is increasing, but the number of faculty is not, which may be a problem for the department. As of February, the Spanish department has 137 majors and 352 minors with a total of 489 students in the department, not including people who have y...

Diversity Internship Program to bring more representation

Diversity Internship Program to bring more representation

By Bénédicte Yenyi Mulumba, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019


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

The University Facilities and Services is establishing a Diversity Internship Program to recruit undergraduate and graduate students for part and full-time job opportunities. A main principle of F&S is to create a diverse and inclusive workplace to foster the talents of employees. Mohamed...

Hopkins leads this year’s Eco-Olympics

Hopkins leads this year’s Eco-Olympics

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 17, 2019


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

Hopkins Hall leads the pack in the 2018-19 Eco-Olympics taking place at the University, with Taft-Van Doren, Allen, Wassaja, Lincoln Avenue and Florida Avenue halls trailing close behind. Eco-Olympics is an energy conservation competition between University residence halls in which students compe...

$100 million donation to rename College of Engineering

$100 million donation to rename College of Engineering

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

April 16, 2019


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News, Science & Technology, Top Stories

After the newest $100 million gift from The Grainger Foundation and more than $300 million in total support, the College of Engineering will be renamed The Grainger College of Engineering, pending approval by the University Board of Trustees. James Bell, executive director for marketing and communications ...

Show explores science through art

Show explores science through art

By Zihan Wang, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


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

An interdisciplinary performance called “Quantum Rhapsodies” combining art and science premiered at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology on Wednesday. The performance included quartet music, a fire juggler and a scene called “Alice in Quantumland.” The Jupiter String Quarte...

Study questions drinking behaviors

Study questions drinking behaviors

By YooJin Son, Assistant News Editor

April 11, 2019


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

Questioning the behavior of ordering another drink, taking another sip and repeating it the next week, a research study has worked its way back to answer these questions to create smarter interventions down the road. With a team of researchers, Catharine Fairbairn, assistant professor in LAS, is cond...

MTD app allows requests for SafeRides

MTD app allows requests for SafeRides

By Luis Velazquez, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019


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

The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District has recently released a SafeRides app for the campus community, which can be used to request a SafeRide. However, students are still able to order a ride through the SafeRides number. The purpose of SafeRides is to provide safe transportation to students who are travel...

State raises tobacco age to 21

State raises tobacco age to 21

By Rohan Ramani, Contributing Writer

April 11, 2019


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

Legislation that will raise the legal age for buying tobacco from 18 to 21 was signed by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on April 7. The law will go into effect at the beginning of July and would make Illinois the eighth state to raise its tobacco age.  However, in the past few years, while the lega...

Police Training Institute begins 10-week course for citizens

Police Training Institute begins 10-week course for citizens

By Jade Morganfield, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019


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

The University’s Police Training Institute began its annual 10-week public course, Citizen Police Academy, on April 4. The program is offered to all citizens residing in Champaign County. The interactive 10-week program will cover topics such as de-escalation, DUI enforcement and crime scene in...

Illini Union installs new recycling bins

Illini Union installs new recycling bins

By Kimberly Belser, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

New recycling bins have been added to the Illini Union in an effort to encourage recycling within the building and around campus. Thirteen bins have been added to the building, including six bins placed outdoors and seven inside of the Illini Union. These receptacles address the growing need for recy...

Krannert Center to celebrate 50th anniversary

Krannert Center to celebrate 50th anniversary

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 5, 2019


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

Krannert Center for Performing Arts is celebrating 50 years since its opening in April 1969 and is hosting The Come Home to Krannert Center weekend celebration April 12-14. Diane Marlin, mayor of Champaign,e and Deborah Feinen, mayor of Urbana officially declared April 12 through April 14 the offi...

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