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Movement creator of “me too.” shares journey behind campaign against sexual violence

Movement creator of “me too.”  shares journey behind campaign against sexual violence

By Therese Pokorney, Assistant Daytime News Editor

September 19, 2018


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

Although most people have learned about the “me too.” movement in the past year when #MeToo gained popularity on the Internet, the campaign was created a decade ago by civil rights activist Tarana Burke. On Tuesday, Burke shared her revolutionary journey behind the rallying cry for survivors...

Study finds human brains interpret emojis as language

Study finds human brains interpret emojis as language

By Cori Lippert, Staff writer

September 18, 2018


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

After studying the human brain’s reactions to emojis, a research team at the University found our brains interpret emojis the same way they process words.  Benjamin Weissman, doctoral student in LAS, said the research team read the electrical activities in people’s brains to figure out how the...

Cost deters construction of solar, wind farms

Cost deters construction of solar, wind farms

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News

Large-scale wind and solar farms installed in the Sahara Desert would not only substitute for fossil fuels, but also increase precipitation and vegetation in local regions, University professor Yan Li found in his recent study on the desert’s climate model.   “With the climate model, we can do numeric...

UI donors questioned for potential role in opioid crisis

UI donors questioned for potential role in opioid crisis

By Jessica Bursztynsky, Senior Reporter

September 17, 2018


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

Former leaders of the pharmaceutical company H.D. Smith Co., behind the University’s latest million-dollar donation, were asked to testify in front of Congress earlier this year to discuss their company’s alleged role in flooding West Virginia with millions of opioid pills. Chris and Dale Smith, now of th...

Obama’s visit boosts local cafe

Obama’s visit boosts local cafe

By Karen Liu, News Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

It has been around a week since former President Barack Obama dropped by Caffe Paradiso, but the cafe and its owners are still experiencing the impact of his surprise visit. Dana Yun, freshman in Engineering and daughter of the cafe’s owner, said the overall sales of the cafe have gone up about 10...

Students prepare for career fair season

Students prepare for career fair season

By Zihan Wang, Staff writer

September 17, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

Companies who cater to students in Engineering, Business, LAS and ACES will be recruiting at various career fairs hosted on campus in the months of September and October. Amy Fruehling, director of Engineering Career Services, said the Engineering Career Fair, which took place on Tuesday and Wednes...

ISG announces appointment of new adviser

ISG announces appointment of new adviser

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor

September 16, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, Illinois Student Government, News

After searching all summer for the right candidate, the Illinois Student Government announced Tuesday its appointment of Alejandro Sune, currently the assistant director for Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, as the new adviser. “Some characteristics that stood out include Sune's commitment to students a...

UIPD enforces special traffic rules for bicycles

UIPD enforces special traffic rules for bicycles

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

September 14, 2018


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

Special traffic rules for bicycles will be enforced by the University Police Department at the intersections of Green and Wright Streets and Goodwin Avenue and Illinois Street until Sept. 18. “The goal behind the enforcement campaign is to remind all travelers, no matter what mode of transporta...

University stands firm in standardized testing requirements

University stands firm in standardized testing requirements

By Olivia Welshans, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, News

As more universities opt for making standardized test results optional to reach more under-resourced students, the University has no plans to join the trend, but it hopes to use its new tuition waiver to reach lower-income students. The University of Chicago recently announced it would not require domestic u...

Proposed change may cut abortion services

Proposed change may cut abortion services

By Heather Schlitz, Assistant News Editor

September 13, 2018


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

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) may publicly post sweeping changes to Title X, a federal grant program that funds family planning and preventive health services primarily for low-income women. The changes would come in less than a month, and reproductive health care providers in Champ...

Data science hub to replace Illini Hall

Data science hub to replace Illini Hall

By Cori Lippert, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

Illini Hall will be demolished and replaced with a new facility, which will house a data science hub and classrooms for the statistics and mathematics departments. “The new Illini Hall will be a state-of-the-art classroom and research facility focused on creating knowledge through statistics, data ana...

Student receives unique opportunity

Student receives unique opportunity

By Gillian Dunlop, Managing Editor for Reporting

September 13, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News

Amaury Saulsberry does not always pick up his phone when receiving a call. On Sept. 5, he did. The call was from Robin Kaler, associate chancellor of public affairs, offering Saulsberry, junior in FAA, the opportunity of a lifetime. “(Kaler) told me they heard about my story, my background and all the interesting st...

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