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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...

Counseling services see long waits

Counseling services see long waits

By YooJin Son, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


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

As the semester progresses toward the end, more students are experiencing stress from an increased workload as finals approach. However, those who are seeking help with mental health might not be in luck; due to limited counseling services available on campus. Nichole Evans, assistant director of ou...

Atmospheric course blows in new direction

Atmospheric course blows in new direction

By David Ruvinskiy, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


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

Eric Snodgrass, professor in LAS who teaches the popular course ATMS 120: Severe and Hazardous Weather, will leave the University in January 2019. After Snodgrass’ company, Agrible, was bought by Nutrien in July, the company offered Snodgrass the opportunity to work there full-time. Avalon Ruby, ju...

New center leads to propulsion system development

New center leads to propulsion system development

By Daniel Renteria, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Science & Technology

Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and engineering professors will collaborate in researching propulsion systems for unmanned aircrafts in a new center at the University. The development of The Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Propulsion was initiated by the U.S. Department of D...

New courses offered to meet US minority general education requirement

New courses offered to meet US minority general education requirement

By Daniel Renteria, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News

For the spring semester, 44 classes will meet the U.S. minority general education requirement that now applies to all current freshmen and future students. In 2017, the University’s academic senate passed a proposal that requires students to take a course in Western comparative culture, non-Western ...

UI faculty chosen as Top 50 Undergraduate Professor in US

UI faculty chosen as Top 50 Undergraduate Professor in US

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 28, 2018


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

Michael Donohoe, professor in Business, was named one of the Top 50 Undergraduate Professors by Poets and Quants. Poets and Quants, a news and ranking site that focuses on undergraduate business schools, has recently published its yearly list of the 50 best undergraduate business professors. ...

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