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The Daily Illini police blotter for June 13

The Daily Illini police blotter for June 13

By Karen Liu, Summer editor-in-chief

June 14, 2018


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

Champaign Domestic dispute, disorderly conduct, resistance to arrest and battery were reported on the 2700 blocks of Hunters Pond Run around 5 p.m. Tuesday. According to the report, the offender attempted to break the victim's window and resisted arrest. Theft was reported on the 400 blocks of East ...

Statewide program to provide merit-based aid

Statewide program to provide merit-based aid

By Heather Schlitz, Assistant News Editor

June 14, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, News, State

As part of an effort to curtail the number of Illinois high school students leaving the state for college, the Illinois general assembly passed the AIM HIGH Grant Pilot Program, which will provide $25 million in merit-based aid to be matched by Illinois public universities. The AIM HIGH program, part...

Microsoft invests $200,000 into program for student with disabilities

Microsoft invests $200,000 into program for student with disabilities

By Madalyn Velisaris, Staff Writer

June 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Microsoft invested $200,000 to the Accessibility Lighthouse Program, which is designated to help provide resources to students with disabilities, in collaboration with colleges on campus. The investment will help students with Autism go into STEM roles and increase the hiring pipeline into the industry,...

New visa limitations could put Chinese graduate student enrollment at risk

New visa limitations could put Chinese graduate student enrollment at risk

By Jessica Bursztynsky, Staff Writer

June 11, 2018


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus, News

The Trump administration will begin imposing limits on some Chinese visas starting Monday, which could potentially put University research at risk. The plan, which is an effort to counter intellectual property theft, asks U.S. embassies and consular offices to shorten the length of visas for Chin...

Memorial held for one-year anniversary of Yingying Zhang’s disappearance

Memorial held for one-year anniversary of Yingying Zhang’s disappearance

By Howard Yun, Staff Writer

June 10, 2018


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

A year ago, Yingying Zhang, a visiting scholar at the University from China, disappeared. On the anniversary of her disappearance, members of the Champaign-Urbana community gathered in the Illini Union to hold a memorial service. "We provide this memorial service so that everyone knows that the UI comm...

Yingying Zhang’s boyfriend, Xiaolin Hou, makes statement regarding anniversary of disappearance

Yingying Zhang’s boyfriend, Xiaolin Hou, makes statement regarding anniversary of disappearance

By Jessica Bursztynsky, Staff Writer

June 7, 2018


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

Ahead of Saturday’s memorial, missing visiting scholar Yingying Zhang’s boyfriend Xiaolin Hou shared a statement with The Daily Illini through WeChat. The text is translated from Chinese. "What we want to say the most is still thank you; to the work of the police and the DA, to the consulate, the sc...

Summer Cinema Series to show more movies than ever before

Summer Cinema Series to show more movies than ever before

By Yanchao Zhao, Staff Writer

June 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

This summer, the Illini Union Board will hold its traditional outdoor cinema series on the Main Quad at 9 p.m. every Thursday. The movies will be blockbuster films selected by a professional committee. “This series has been running since at least the summer of 2000. At the time, only one movie a month...

Chinese Students and Scholars Association to hold memorial for Yingying Zhang

Chinese Students and Scholars Association to hold memorial for Yingying Zhang

By Jessica Bursztynsky, Staff Writer

June 6, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Crime, News

This Saturday will mark one year since Yingying Zhang, a visiting scholar from China, went missing in Campustown. To commemorate Zhang, who is presumed dead by the FBI, the Chinese Students and Scholars Association at the University is hosting a memorial on Saturday at 2 p.m. in room 406 at the Illini Un...

Teach For America raising concerns in teaching profession

Teach For America raising concerns in teaching profession

By Heather Schlitz, Assistant News Editor

May 31, 2018


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

Citing a declining student population, a low-income high school in Atlanta fired one of its four social studies teachers. The next day, the school announced Jameson Brewer, a newly minted Teach For America corps member at the time, would be brought on staff. Teach For America, a nonprofit organizat...

June 1 named ‘Printing Day’ in honor of University Press

June 1 named ‘Printing Day’ in honor of University Press

By Haipei Wu, Staff Witer

May 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

The University Press will celebrate its 100th birthday on June 1, along with Illini Union Document Services and Campus Mail. The celebration will feature a mayoral proclamation of June 1 as "Printing Day." Mayors from both Champaign and Urbana are expected to attend the proclamation at the Illini Union...

DRES to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day

DRES to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day

By Yanchao Zhao, Contributing Writer

May 21, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

On Wednesday, a ceremony will be held by the Disability Resources and Educational Services in Huff Hall and the Khan Annex to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day. Activities will include hands-on workshops, exhibits and assistive technology demonstrations. GAAD is an awareness day focusing...

ISR construction to continue until August 2020

ISR construction to continue until August 2020

By Howard Yun, Contributing Writer

May 18, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

The Illinois Street Residential Hall Renovation and Addition Project began May 7 and is expected to continue until August 2020. During construction, the north entrance on Green Street will not be available. Work hours during summer will be from 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. During these peri...

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