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Statue set to honor Dick Butkus

Statue set to honor Dick Butkus

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 23, 2017


Filed under Campus, Football, Men's Sports, News

Illini football legend Dick Butkus will join legend Red Grange in memorialization with a new statue being erected in his honor. Director of Athletics Josh Whitman announced the plans for the statue at a Nov. 20 news conference.  “When you think about the University of Illinois and the Fighting Illini Athletic...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Nov. 22

The Daily Illini police blotter for Nov. 22

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 23, 2017


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign Revenge pornography was reported on the 2800 block of West John Street around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. According to the report, the victim reported her ex-boyfriend was sharing personal videos without her knowledge. Theft was reported at HERE Apartments, 308 E. Green St., around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Ac...

University researchers control neurons with light

University researchers control neurons with light

By Daily Illini Staff Report

November 22, 2017


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

Dr. Stephen Boppart, professor of electrical and computer engineering and of bioengineering at the University, and a team of researchers have published a study on neuron control in the journal Nature Physics. According to the study, the researchers were able to induce neurons to fire by using pulses of li...

University ranks among best schools for international students

University ranks among best schools for international students

By Daily Illini Staff Report

November 22, 2017


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

The annual Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange ranked the University as second among public universities in the nation for international student enrollment, following Arizona State University.  Including private institutions, the University ranked sixth. The report was publish...

Illinois is second largest producer of computer science graduates

Illinois is second largest producer of computer science graduates

By Daily Illini Staff Report

November 21, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, State

The Illinois Science & Technology Coalition showed that the state of Illinois is the second largest producer of computer science graduates in the nation, awarding nearly 10 percent of the country’s computer science degrees. Vikram Adve, professor and interim head of the Department of Computer...

Five of the world’s most impactful researchers are at Illinois

Five of the world’s most impactful researchers are at Illinois

By Daily Illini Staff Report

November 21, 2017


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

Five University faculty members have been recognized in the 2017 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list, which showcases leading scientific researchers from around the world. Ranking is based on the analysis of journal article publication and citation data, an objective measure of the researcher’s...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Nov. 20

The Daily Illini police blotter for Nov. 20

By Daily Illini Staff Report

November 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign Armed robbery was reported on the 1500 block of Cobblestone Way around 9:30 p.m. Sunday. According to the report, two unknown offenders took property from the victim by threatening force with a displayed firearm. Aggravated discharge of a firearm was reported on the 1000 block of North...

University instructor arrested, allegedly assaulted students

University instructor arrested, allegedly assaulted students

By Daily Illini Staff Report

November 20, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Crime, News

Tariq Khan, University Ph.D. candidate and graduate instructor in history, was arrested at an anti-Donald Trump rally Thursday for criminal damage to property. He allegedly assaulted two students protesting the gathering as well. Joel Valdez, freshman in LAS and campus activism coordinator for Turning Po...

ISG sees mid-semester staff overhaul, creates new committee

ISG sees mid-semester staff overhaul, creates new committee

By Cori Lippert, Staff Writer

November 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, ISS, News, Top Stories

At the weekly Illinois Student Government meeting, ISG appointed two new committee chairs and two new judiciary members. ISG also created a Committee on Environmental Sustainability. Chief of Staff Spencer Haydary, senior in LAS, put in his letter of resignation and will be officially resigning Dec....

Researchers develop breakthrough for analyzing corn kernels at Illinois

Researchers develop breakthrough for analyzing corn kernels at Illinois

By Daily Illini Staff Report

November 19, 2017


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

Tony Grift, associate professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, has published a study highlighting a new method for corn kernel analysis. Co-authors of the study include: Martin Bohn, associate professor of crop sciences; Abdul Momin, postdoctoral research associate; Wei Zh...

University Board of Trustees approves $6.5 billion 2018 budget

University Board of Trustees approves $6.5 billion 2018 budget

By Daily Illini Staff Report

November 19, 2017


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

The University Board of Trustees approved a budget for fiscal year 2018. Enrollment during the previous year reached another record high, and the previous two-year tuition freeze has extended to a third. This is the longest tuition freeze for the University in four decades. Day-to-day operating co...

University’s Engineers Without Borders to build life-saving bridge in Malawi

University’s Engineers Without Borders to build life-saving bridge in Malawi

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 17, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Top Stories

A University RSO is trying to build a bridge across the volatile Lunzu River that runs through the rural community of Chiliweni, Malawi. Chiliweni is just north of Blantyre, the economic capital of Malawi. To help, Engineers Without Borders started the Chiliweni Bridges Partnership. They plan to construct a ...

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