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Admissions firewall aims to provide transparency

Admissions firewall aims to provide transparency

By Julie Kang, Assistant News Editor

April 25, 2019


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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...

Spanish department faces faculty and facility shortages

Spanish department faces faculty and facility shortages

By Grace Maloney, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


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

The number of students pursuing a degree in Spanish at the University is increasing, but the number of faculty is not, which may be a problem for the department. As of February, the Spanish department has 137 majors and 352 minors with a total of 489 students in the department, not including people who have y...

Diversity Internship Program to bring more representation

Diversity Internship Program to bring more representation

By Bénédicte Yenyi Mulumba, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019


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

The University Facilities and Services is establishing a Diversity Internship Program to recruit undergraduate and graduate students for part and full-time job opportunities. A main principle of F&S is to create a diverse and inclusive workplace to foster the talents of employees. Mohamed...

Hopkins leads this year’s Eco-Olympics

Hopkins leads this year’s Eco-Olympics

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 17, 2019


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

Hopkins Hall leads the pack in the 2018-19 Eco-Olympics taking place at the University, with Taft-Van Doren, Allen, Wassaja, Lincoln Avenue and Florida Avenue halls trailing close behind. Eco-Olympics is an energy conservation competition between University residence halls in which students compe...

$100 million donation to rename College of Engineering

$100 million donation to rename College of Engineering

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

April 16, 2019


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News, Science & Technology, Top Stories

After the newest $100 million gift from The Grainger Foundation and more than $300 million in total support, the College of Engineering will be renamed The Grainger College of Engineering, pending approval by the University Board of Trustees. James Bell, executive director for marketing and communications ...

Show explores science through art

Show explores science through art

By Zihan Wang, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


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

An interdisciplinary performance called “Quantum Rhapsodies” combining art and science premiered at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology on Wednesday. The performance included quartet music, a fire juggler and a scene called “Alice in Quantumland.” The Jupiter String Quarte...

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