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University investigates concerns of anti-Semitism in residence hall presentation

University investigates concerns of anti-Semitism in residence hall presentation

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

The University is investigating an incident surrounding a presentation held in Weston Hall about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after resident advisors raised concerns of anti-Semitic content.  Chancellor Robert Jones condemned anti-Semitism in a Massmail on Oct. 9 after a complaint was filed rega...

Heat prompts presence of minute pirate bugs

Heat prompts presence of minute pirate bugs

By Kimberly Belser, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

The ‘prolonged’ heat this year has caused a greater appearance of minute pirate bugs in central Illinois, which have been found at the University and in residence halls.  Chelsea Hamilton, senior assistant director of communications and marketing for University Housing, said the office received its first...

America must stop sending recyclables to landfills

America must stop sending recyclables to landfills

By Sandhya Sivakumar, Columnist

October 14, 2019

Americans recycle about one-third of the waste that we produce, a result of a widely successful campaign in the 1970s called “Keep America Beautiful,” a coalition of public and corporate interests that pushed the responsibility of managing the massive amounts of single-use products in circulation on...

Suburban Express advertises refund form in provocative email

Suburban Express advertises refund form in provocative email

By Ethan Simmons, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

Over the next six months, former Suburban Express customers will cash out on owner Dennis Toeppen’s legal fees.  The form for customers to submit payment requests closed last week. Anyone who bought Suburban Express tickets since April 23, 2014 could apply for up to $20 of the company’s $100,0...

University works to adopt Indigenous Peoples’ Day

University works to adopt Indigenous Peoples’ Day

By Luis Velazquez, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

On the second Monday of October each year, the United States recognizes Christopher Columbus in the form of a federal holiday. However, the University does not acknowledge it as a holiday in its academic calendar.  This national holiday contains a current controversial discussion as to why it is reco...

Illinois celebrates 109th Homecoming week with new events

Illinois celebrates 109th Homecoming week with new events

By YooJin Son, Assistant News Editor

October 14, 2019

By YooJin Son Assistant News Editor With the University’s long-beloved tradition upon us, students and alumni will come together for the University’s 109th Homecoming Week celebrations. Homecoming Week takes place from Sunday to Saturday and begins with the University’s annual Illinois Homecoming 5K Race and the kicko...

With Illinois campaign reaches 79% of goal after fundraising report released

With Illinois campaign reaches 79% of goal after fundraising report released

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

October 12, 2019

The University of Illinois System and UI Foundation announced a total of $462.9 million was raised in fundraising for the fiscal year 2019, which ended in June. This is the third time the Foundation has reached over $400 million in fundraising; the first time was in 2013 with $434.9 million and the...

CUMTD seeks to improve road safety and customer experience

CUMTD seeks to improve road safety and customer experience

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff writer

October 10, 2019

Gabriela Ramirez, sophomore in LAS, uses the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District every day to get to and from her classes. Before entering college, she had experience using public transportation back in her hometown of Chicago.  “I feel like MTD (is) just — since it’s a smaller town — quicker and ...

Tensions rise as green card bill goes through Senate

Tensions rise as green card bill goes through Senate

By Aliza Majid and Phillip Zelditch

October 10, 2019

An immigration bill that was being discussed in the Senate resurfaced when Sen. Dick Durbin posted a comment on Twitter discussing his meeting with members from the University. Comments were made from various sides urging Durbin to block or pass the bill, which would have major changes to the immigr...

Glass recycling finds funding on campus

Glass recycling finds funding on campus

By Luis Velazquez, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

A glass recycling bin located in the Illini Union Courtyard surprised associate director of Facilities and Services for Sustainability Morgan White because she thought the University does not partake in recycling glass. Although many bins around campus only have places for plastic, paper, cardboard ...

Denial of information leads UI to potential lawsuit

Denial of information leads UI to potential lawsuit

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

October 10, 2019

After filing and being denied several requests for reports of sexual misconduct happening on campus, a graduate student turned to the Champaign County Circuit Court for further action. On Sept. 23, John Bambenek, doctoral student in Informatics, filed a complaint with the circuit court claiming these...

ISG encourages students to come to office hours

ISG encourages students to come to office hours

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 9, 2019

Some members of the Illinois Student Government have started to offer office hours, which students can attend to encourage collaboration. Office hours for the ISG are one hour and will be located at the Student Government Complex on the second floor of the Illini Union. Listed below are the names...

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