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Suspect arrested for Champaign shooting

Suspect arrested for Champaign shooting

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 21, 2019

The suspect in the Oct. 5 shooting turned himself in to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department in Marion County in Indiana. The suspect was transported back to Champaign County Jail where he is awaiting future court proceedings.  On Wednesday, Champaign Police released a statement identify...

KAM’s bids Daniel Street bar farewell

KAM’s bids Daniel Street bar farewell

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 21, 2019

The famous Campustown bar KAM’s opened and closed its doors one last time Sunday at its location on Daniel Street.  Already under construction, the new location for KAM’s will replace an old Domino’s, 102 E. Green St., and is planned to be opened by January.  KAM’s was first established in ...

Rob Smith visits University to share story, spark conversation

By Heather Robinson, Contributing Writer

October 20, 2019

Rob Smith, “America’s Favorite Black, Gay Conservative,” visited the University Wednesday to speak and respond to questions from students and local community members. Smith, a political commentator, is also a contributor to Turning Point USA. Previously, he gained public attention after bei...

Menstrual hygiene dispenser products become free on campus

Menstrual hygiene dispenser products become free on campus

By Julie Kang, Assistant News Editor

October 17, 2019

Last year, only 4% of the feminine hygiene product dispensers in women’s bathrooms around campus were used, according to Jimmy Song, treasurer of the Illinois Student Government and sophomore in Business. To combat this, ISG started the Menstrual Hygiene Pilot Program to replace dispensers in the bathro...

An overview of racist, anti-Semitic incidents on campus

An overview of racist, anti-Semitic incidents on campus

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

October 17, 2019

On Sept. 1, a noose was found in the elevator of Allen Hall, 1005 W. Gregory Drive. An arrest was made the following day, Sept. 2, and a Massmail briefing the incident was sent on Sept. 5. “We will not tolerate racism here at Illinois,” said Chancellor Robert Jones in his Massmail. “We will no...

Partnership with Japanese university expanded to improve energy efficiency

Partnership with Japanese university expanded to improve energy efficiency

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

October 17, 2019

With a 10-year agreement coming to an end within the next few months, the University and Kyushu University in Japan decided to expand initiatives to other colleges to advance and improve energy efficiency. In April 2010, the University and Kyushu formed the International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy ...

Annual meeting with faculty brings conversation about swastikas, antisemitism

Annual meeting with faculty brings conversation about swastikas, antisemitism

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

October 16, 2019

The most recent senate meeting was combined with the annual meeting with faculty in an effort to foster more dialogue. Monday’s meeting brought major conversation of anti-Semitism, swastikas and a presentation made by a student. At 3:10 p.m., the senate was able to pass a few resolutions, ending...

Sexual harassment summit scheduled for Wednesday

Sexual harassment summit scheduled for Wednesday

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

October 16, 2019

A day-long summit, “Cultivating Bravery, Changing Culture: The Illinois Summit on Sexual Harassment,” will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The summit, hosted by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, is supposed to “provide administrators a fo...

Fraudulent GoFundMe email reaches Urbana residents

Fraudulent GoFundMe email reaches Urbana residents

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

The City of Urbana has warned residents of a fraudulent GoFundMe campaign circulating from a fake email account. Email recipients are asked to donate to a fake campaign to raise money for a sick infant. The fake GoFundMe account linked in the email leads the recipient to a PayPal account in which s...

University investigates concerns of anti-Semitism in residence hall presentation

University investigates concerns of anti-Semitism in residence hall presentation

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

The University is investigating an incident surrounding a presentation held in Weston Hall about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after resident advisors raised concerns of anti-Semitic content.  Chancellor Robert Jones condemned anti-Semitism in a Massmail on Oct. 9 after a complaint was filed rega...

Heat prompts presence of minute pirate bugs

Heat prompts presence of minute pirate bugs

By Kimberly Belser, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

The ‘prolonged’ heat this year has caused a greater appearance of minute pirate bugs in central Illinois, which have been found at the University and in residence halls.  Chelsea Hamilton, senior assistant director of communications and marketing for University Housing, said the office received its first...

Two swastikas found on campus in one week

Two swastikas found on campus in one week

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

October 14, 2019

By Samantha Boyle News Editor A swastika was reported drawn on a bathroom stall in the Foreign Language Building Monday. In response, Chancellor Robert Jones sent out a Massmail denouncing anti-Semitism and apologizing to the University. One day later on Thursday, another swastika was found drawn o...

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