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New businesses open to appease students

New businesses open to appease students

By Zihan Wang, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News, Semester-in-Review

As students say goodbye to some familiar favorites in Fall 2018, the University also welcomed an array of new businesses to enrich the lives of students on campus. To make space for the 17-story residential building on the corner of Green and Sixth Street, campus bars The Clybourne and Firehaus, San...

Sleeping helps solidify memory

Sleeping helps solidify memory

By Sana Khadilkar, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News

During finals week, students may choose to swap sleeping for studying or feel so stressed that they’re unable to sleep well. However, according to Florin Dolcos, associate professor in LAS, lack of sleep may have a negative impact both academically and mentally. Dolcos said if students cram before a t...

University hosts events to help de-stress

University hosts events to help de-stress

By Ashley Fu, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018


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

With finals week approaching, many students feel stressed and tired of studying. Here are a few fun, stress-relieving activities that might be just what a student needs to relax. They are also free and open to all students. Breathe in, breathe out The Meditation Student Organization will sponsor Prairie Z...

Trial of Yingying Zhang’s accused murderer moved to Peoria

Trial of Yingying Zhang’s accused murderer moved to Peoria

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 11, 2018


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

Brendt Christensen, the alleged killer of Chinese visiting scholar Yingying Zhang in 2017, has had his case transferred from Urbana to Peoria. According to the court order, Christensen’s attorneys requested the case transfer for convenience purposes, saying the change would help Christensen to ...

Plans for Main Library demolition discussed during public meeting

Plans for Main Library demolition discussed during public meeting

By The Daily Illini staff report

December 11, 2018


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

An overview of the plans to demolish part of the Main Library and replace it with services students can utilize for books, collaborations and other purposes was addressed at the public meeting held by the Senate Committee on the Library on Thursday. Meetings are usually open to the public, but faculty a...

UIPD exercises caution with alerts

UIPD exercises caution with alerts

By Zihan Wang, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


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

After multiple Illini-Alerts were sent out for suspicious packages that turned out to be harmless, the University of Illinois Police Department said it sends out alerts for packages that pose even the slightest threat to the campus community. Sgt. Aaron Landers, UIPD bomb squad commander, said when they...

Growing US STD rate calls for action

Growing US STD rate calls for action

By Olivia Welshans, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

With sexually transmitted disease diagnoses in the United States increasing for the fourth year in a row, the McKinley Health Center and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department do what they can to address the issue. A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control found that 2.3 million cases of...

College of Law increases transparency

College of Law increases transparency

By Julie Kang, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, Crime, News

Jay Kesan, professor in Law who was accused of sexual harassment in 2017, will be facing stricter consequences than those he was given last year, while the College of Law works to increase transparency to students by informing them of Kesan’s investigation results. Kesan violated the code of conduct and the U...

MTD sees increased bus ridership in winter

MTD sees increased bus ridership in winter

By David Ruvinskiy, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


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

Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District buses see a 10 percent increase in ridership during the winter season compared with other times of the year, according to Evan Alvarez, planner at MTD. Although fewer people ride buses during the holiday season in November, December and January when students are o...

Education plan sparks controversy

Education plan sparks controversy

By HongBin Jeong, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News, State

With Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker’s inauguration quickly approaching, some are concerned he will not be able to keep his campaign promises for higher education once he takes his seat in the capital. Pritzker’s plan for higher education in the state focuses on three key areas: increasing college affordability, keeping Illinois students in-state...

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...

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