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Show explores science through art

Show explores science through art

By Zihan Wang, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

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...

Study questions drinking behaviors

Study questions drinking behaviors

By YooJin Son, Assistant News Editor

April 11, 2019

Questioning the behavior of ordering another drink, taking another sip and repeating it the next week, a research study has worked its way back to answer these questions to create smarter interventions down the road. With a team of researchers, Catharine Fairbairn, assistant professor in LAS, is cond...

MTD app allows requests for SafeRides

MTD app allows requests for SafeRides

By Luis Velazquez, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District has recently released a SafeRides app for the campus community, which can be used to request a SafeRide. However, students are still able to order a ride through the SafeRides number. The purpose of SafeRides is to provide safe transportation to students who are travel...

State raises tobacco age to 21

State raises tobacco age to 21

By Rohan Ramani, Contributing Writer

April 11, 2019

Legislation that will raise the legal age for buying tobacco from 18 to 21 was signed by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on April 7. The law will go into effect at the beginning of July and would make Illinois the eighth state to raise its tobacco age.  However, in the past few years, while the lega...

Police Training Institute begins 10-week course for citizens

Police Training Institute begins 10-week course for citizens

By Jade Morganfield, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

The University’s Police Training Institute began its annual 10-week public course, Citizen Police Academy, on April 4. The program is offered to all citizens residing in Champaign County. The interactive 10-week program will cover topics such as de-escalation, DUI enforcement and crime scene in...

Illini Union installs new recycling bins

Illini Union installs new recycling bins

By Kimberly Belser, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

New recycling bins have been added to the Illini Union in an effort to encourage recycling within the building and around campus. Thirteen bins have been added to the building, including six bins placed outdoors and seven inside of the Illini Union. These receptacles address the growing need for recy...

Krannert Center to celebrate 50th anniversary

Krannert Center to celebrate 50th anniversary

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 5, 2019

Krannert Center for Performing Arts is celebrating 50 years since its opening in April 1969 and is hosting The Come Home to Krannert Center weekend celebration April 12-14. Diane Marlin, mayor of Champaign,e and Deborah Feinen, mayor of Urbana officially declared April 12 through April 14 the offi...

English department deals with faculty shortage

English department deals with faculty shortage

By Luis Velazquez, Staff writer

April 4, 2019

The University’s English department is facing a shortage with its advising staff. In response to this, the department has introduced a new face to provide guidance for students. There are about 16 academic departments on campus. Each department has its own way of assisting students with any questions...

Food truck opens new restaurant

Food truck opens new restaurant

By Rohan Ramani, Contributing Writer

April 3, 2019

After two years of success, owner Eric Leonor decided to expand his food truck, Fernando’s, into a brick and mortar restaurant. Leonor settled on the restaurant’s new location, next to KAM’s on Daniel Street, after talking about it with a friend and seeing an available lease in the building. ...

University raises awareness for eating disorders

University raises awareness for eating disorders

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 2, 2019

The University Counseling Center is partnering with an eating disorder awareness nonprofit to host a walk on April 13, aiming to raise awareness and gain supporters to fight against eating disorders. The National Eating Disorders Association is a nonprofit organization that fights against eating dis...

Largest Holi Festival in Midwest region hosted at University

Largest Holi Festival in Midwest region hosted at University

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 2, 2019

Asha for Education UIUC will host a Holi Festival on April 13 at the Florida and Lincoln Playing Fields. Holi is an ancient Hindu festival that celebrates the arrival of spring and is often referred to as the “Festival of Colors” because of the colorful powders thrown in celebration of the event. ...

University responds to free speech executive order

University responds to free speech executive order

By Meghana Kaza, Staff writer

April 1, 2019

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on March 21 requiring colleges and universities to abide by free speech policies or lose their federal funding. An announcement sent by Tim Killeen, president of University of Illinois System, said the UI System staked its position in December 2017 when it ...

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