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Israel Week celebrates 70 years of independence

Israel Week celebrates 70 years of independence

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Students at the University are celebrating the 70th anniversary of Israeli independence with Israel Week, which includes events throughout the week to celebrate the country’s food, history and culture. Elana Zelden, president of Illini Students Supporting Israel, said this week is meant to celeb...

National Eating Disorders Association hosts fifth annual walk

National Eating Disorders Association hosts fifth annual walk

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 20, 2018


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

In order to raise money and awareness for eating disorders, the National Eating Disorders Association will be hosting a sponsored walk Saturday.  Carina Bauer, clinical counselor, said this walk is important to raise the money needed to promote awareness. “We want to spread awareness on cam...

Engineering students to launch satellite on NASA funding

Engineering students to launch satellite on NASA funding

By Mengjia Xu, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


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

For the first time in 13 years, the Satellite Development Student Organization at the University will be sending a dual-satellite for launching preparation, thanks to a $250,000 funding from NASA. The satellite, which is called CubeSail, will be delivered to a startup company in California called Ro...

University researchers illuminate cancer tissue in the operating room

University researchers illuminate cancer tissue in the operating room

By Rebecca Wood, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


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

Over the past four years, researchers at the University have developed a camera, inspired by the morpho butterfly, that illuminates cancerous tissue for surgeons to better detect and remove during surgeries. Viktor Gruev, lead researcher and Engineering professor, said they examined the nanostructu...

University celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage month

University celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage month

By Zihan Wang, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

Although May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the University will be hosting celebrations in April instead. “Many college institutions celebrate this month in April due to the busy time of finals and graduation happening in May,” said Christina Carpio, assistant director of ...

Increase in UI budget request to help retain in-state enrollment

Increase in UI budget request to help retain in-state enrollment

By Heather Schlitz, Assistant News Editor

April 19, 2018


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

Lucrative financial aid deals from out-of-state schools, drawing Illinois high school students away from the state, has partially fueled the five-percent increase in the University’s $681 million budget request for state aid. The increase would allocate $10 million toward scholarships for undergraduat...

Political Science Department to add concentrations

Political Science Department to add concentrations

By Madelyn Foster, Assistant News Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

The University’s Department of Political Science will be taking a new approach to the major by integrating concentrations, starting in fall 2018. While a general political science concentration is still offered, concentrations in citizen politics, civic leadership, international relations, law and power, public policy and democratic in...

International students face unique mental health challenges

International students face unique mental health challenges

By Haipei Wu, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


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

When Tzu-An Hu came to the United States 14 years ago to earn his Doctorate, he realized building relationships with his American classmates was not as easy as it had seemed on TV. Hu is now a counselor at the University Counseling Center, where his job revolves around helping international students who...

ISG swears in student leaders in first meeting of the second assembly

ISG swears in student leaders in first meeting of the second assembly

By Madelyn Foster, Assistant News Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News

The Illinois Student Government swore in President-elect Walter Lindwall, Vice President-elect Alice Zheng and senators in the official transition meeting into the second assembly Wednesday. “Tonight is about the empowerment of a new generation of leaders at the University of Illinois tasked with ...

Anti-abortion group demonstrates graphic imagery on Main Quad

Anti-abortion group demonstrates graphic imagery on Main Quad

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 18, 2018


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

Created Equal, a pro-life group leading a campus tour across 24 campuses, hosted an anti-abortion photo and video exhibition on the Main Quad on Wednesday. The exhibition included playing graphic videos on a JumboTron and displaying graphic photos.  The Illini Republicans sponsored Created Equal...

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 17

The Daily Illini police blotter for April 17

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 18, 2018


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

Champaign Domestic battery was reported on the 400 block of Maple Street around 4:30 a.m. Sunday. According to the report, the couple was in a verbal argument that led to them grabbing and shoving each other. Harassment by telephone was reported on the 500 block of North State Street around 3:30 p.m. ...

Three University students win business startup competition

Three University students win business startup competition

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 18, 2018


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

A team of three University students and eight members from other universities won first place in the pitch competition of Campus 1871, a startup experience, for developing a company over just one weekend. Campus 1871 is an annual tech startup pitch competition where over 100 students compete in team...

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