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The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 5

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 5

By The Daily Illini staff report

December 7, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Theft over $500 was reported on the 100 block of East Green Street around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. According to the report, a package was delivered to the victim’s residence and stolen. Residential burglary was reported on the 2500 block of West Springfield Avenue around 5 p.m. Tuesday. Accor...

UI researchers develop chemical sensor

UI researchers develop chemical sensor

By Caroline Coyle, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Science & Technology

University researchers have created a sensor the size of a stamp that can be used to detect small amounts of chemical warfare agents, including sarin. Sarin is an agent that is man-made and can be spread in gas or liquid form. Exposure to sarin can cause damage to the respiratory system, muscles, g...

GEO calls for taxation change

GEO calls for taxation change

By Sana Khadilkar, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, News

Graduate assistants will face a tax on their waived tuition that will be deducted from their paychecks in December. This is a yearly tax that affects their paychecks at the end of the year.  Internal Revenue Service Regulation 127 states that once a graduate employee’s waived tuition exceeds $5,2...

Dining halls take lettuce off menu

Dining halls take lettuce off menu

By Benedicte Mulumba Yenyi, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

University Housing has eliminated all romaine lettuce from dining halls, and students will not see its return until the spring semester due to a recent E. coli outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Nov. 26 that public health and regulatory officials in several states, Canada and th...

University receives grant to support undergraduates with children

University receives grant to support undergraduates with children

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 5, 2018


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

Undergraduate students, who are also parents, can sometimes be at risk of not finishing their education. However, the Department of Education has granted the University $419,000 to fund child care. After receiving the grant, the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program will conti...

Painted swastikas appear on campus again

Painted swastikas appear on campus again

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 5, 2018


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

A student reported someone had drawn a swastika on a wall inside a men's restroom at the English Building Monday evening; however, this is not the first swastika reported by University police. A University employee reported someone painted a swastika in a basement tunnel on Nov. 20 between the Roger...

UI system repeatedly denies Daily Illini FOIA requests

UI system repeatedly denies Daily Illini FOIA requests

By Jessica Bursztynsky, Senior Reporter

December 3, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, News, Top Stories

Requests for sexual misconduct claims rejected by University Amid allegations of sexual misconduct on campus, The Daily Illini has filed six requests for documents relating to sexual misconduct claims. All six requests have been denied, even when they were only for an aggregate number of complaints...

UI system requests funding increase

UI system requests funding increase

By Avirup Kundu, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, News

On Nov. 15, the University of Illinois Board of Trustees approved a request for an increase in state funding next year to continue building on educational and affordability initiatives that have helped push enrollment across the three-university system to all-time highs. The request seeks $692.5 million in operatin...

Diversity in midterm wins reflects progress

Diversity in midterm wins reflects progress

By Sana Khadilkar, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, State

With a wave of minorities making historic firsts in the 2018 midterm elections, minority students and organizations express how they feel their cultures are being more represented in the government. “I think it’s pretty exciting for Muslims to be in positions of power and representing Muslims across ...

Campus retailers combat break time sales drops

Campus retailers combat break time sales drops

By Xin Ding, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

As the majority of students leave campus for the holidays, retail stores on campus are expecting a drop in sales. However, they are exploring different ways they can maintain their businesses at the same level as when school is in session. Mary Mulligan, junior in LAS and employee at Apricot Lane, a ...

Students submit comments to oppose changes to “public charge” rule

Students submit comments to oppose changes to “public charge” rule

By Olivia Welshans, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


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

The New American Welcome Center hosted a workshop Tuesday at the University YMCA to encourage public comment and awareness of a proposed change to immigration policy, which could potentially affect international students. The proposal, released by the Department of Homeland Security in November, would exp...

Survey finds surge in teen e-cigarette usage

Survey finds surge in teen e-cigarette usage

By Luis Velazquez, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

A recent survey done by the School of Social Work found the number of teenage electronic cigarette users has soared in the last two years. This finding comes shortly after the FDA recently declared e-cigarette use an epidemic. The Illinois Youth Survey is offered to middle school and high school studen...

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