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Students satisfied with manually-generated finals schedules

Students satisfied with manually-generated finals schedules

By Ethan Simmons, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

Two people constructed the 2,042-course final exam schedule for the spring semester. Terry Free and Chase Driskell are office administrators for Facility Management and Scheduling in the Office of the Registrar. As event specialists, the final exam schedule is one of their primary responsibilities. The w...

Rumors spread of multiple reports of batteries on campus

Rumors spread of multiple reports of batteries on campus

By Jose Zepeda, Assistant Daytime News Editor

April 29, 2019

University students were in a frenzy late Wednesday night after social media posts and messages began to spread a rumor that local gangs were beating University students with bricks. The rumors presented different scenarios for each incident. Some reports indicated beatings were reported at the Main...

ISG supports resolution against national conservative organization

ISG supports resolution against national conservative organization

By Kimberly Belser, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019

Executive board members of the Illinois Student Government sent a letter to Texas State University’s student government applauding them for their attempt to ban Turning Point USA, a national conservative organization, from their campus. Student body president Walter Lindwall, senior in LAS, studen...

University system plans to add more tenure faculty positions over next five years

University system plans to add more tenure faculty positions over next five years

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

University of Illinois System President Timothy Killeen introduced a five-year plan to hire more tenure faculty positions in response to increasing student enrollment across the system. The five-year plan would accommodate 168 more tenure faculty positions at the UI campus with consideration to the...

Illinois House expands federal aid to undocumented and transgender individuals

Illinois House expands federal aid to undocumented and transgender individuals

By Meghana Kaza, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

The Illinois House passed a bill that will offer state-funded student financial aid to undocumented immigrants and transgender individuals who have not registered for the draft. The Senate finished its first reading of the bill on April 12. Federal student financial aid is only available to U.S. ci...

Admissions firewall aims to provide transparency

Admissions firewall aims to provide transparency

By Julie Kang, Assistant News Editor

April 25, 2019

The University’s admissions firewall policy aims to provide transparency, which has brought an issue to light due to recent college admissions scandals. A decade ago, an investigation at the University revealed “high-level administrators were providing special treatment for relatives of legisla...

Climate action forum encourages student voices

Climate action forum encourages student voices

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 23, 2019

RSOs and students with environmental interests are gathering to discuss sustainability concerns in preparation for the University updating its sustainability goals for the next five years. The Student Climate Action Forum will take place on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. in the National Soybean Research...

New building expected to reduce carbon footprint

New building expected to reduce carbon footprint

By Jade Morganfield, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

A new building expected to open in spring 2021 will allow students to have access to state-of-the-art technology. It will also have sustainable features to help reduce the University’s carbon footprint. The building is part of the College of Engineering’s Campus Instructional Facility Project. It will be lo...

Green Greeks promotes sustainability in Greek housing

Green Greeks promotes sustainability in Greek housing

By Olivia Welshans, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

From red Solo cups to Styrofoam trays, waste in Greek housing is piling up, prompting students to take action. A new campus organization aims to reduce waste and promote sustainability in Greek housing. Julia Irle, junior in LAS; Ezra Wallon, junior in Engineering; and Katherine Florence, junior in AH...

Cultural center continues spreading awareness, empowerment in new facility

Cultural center continues spreading awareness, empowerment in new facility

By Kimberly Belser, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

After its official open house on April 9, the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center is continuing its work providing cultural awareness to the University for all students. “It’s wonderful for the cultural center to be refurbished and relocated in the heart of campus,” said Dominic ...

Black hole image marks beginning of new technological era

Black hole image marks beginning of new technological era

By Zihan Wang, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

With the help of University researchers, the first-ever image of a black hole was published on April 10. Professor in Engineering Charles Gammie and his research team assisted with interpreting the photo. The team, which he co-led, was involved in the theory working group, Gammie said in an email.  Th...

CEE department begins Smart Bridge and building construction

CEE department begins Smart Bridge and building construction

By Rohan Ramani, Contributing Writer

April 18, 2019

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...

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