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New building expected to reduce carbon footprint

New building expected to reduce carbon footprint

By Jade Morganfield, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019


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

A new building expected to open in spring 2021 will allow students to have access to state-of-the-art technology. It will also have sustainable features to help reduce the University’s carbon footprint. The building is part of the College of Engineering’s Campus Instructional Facility Project. It will be lo...

Green Greeks promotes sustainability in Greek housing

Green Greeks promotes sustainability in Greek housing

By Olivia Welshans, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019


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

From red Solo cups to Styrofoam trays, waste in Greek housing is piling up, prompting students to take action. A new campus organization aims to reduce waste and promote sustainability in Greek housing. Julia Irle, junior in LAS; Ezra Wallon, junior in Engineering; and Katherine Florence, junior in AH...

Cultural center continues spreading awareness, empowerment in new facility

Cultural center continues spreading awareness, empowerment in new facility

By Kimberly Belser, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019


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

After its official open house on April 9, the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center is continuing its work providing cultural awareness to the University for all students. “It’s wonderful for the cultural center to be refurbished and relocated in the heart of campus,” said Dominic ...

Illinois bill to improve privacy on Internet devices

Illinois bill to improve privacy on Internet devices

By Luis Velazquez, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019


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

The state of Illinois has passed a bill that attempts to ban Internet device manufacturers from collecting audio from internet-connected devices without consumers’ consent.  On April 10, the Illinois Senate passed the Keep Internet Devices Safe Act. Essentially, if consumers know they are being recorded without their consent, they can sue companies. However, the ...

Black hole image marks beginning of new technological era

Black hole image marks beginning of new technological era

By Zihan Wang, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019


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

With the help of University researchers, the first-ever image of a black hole was published on April 10. Professor in Engineering Charles Gammie and his research team assisted with interpreting the photo. The team, which he co-led, was involved in the theory working group, Gammie said in an email.  Th...

Suburban Express allegedly violates recent consent decree

Suburban Express allegedly violates recent consent decree

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 18, 2019


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

After reaching a consent decree last week with the state attorney general, Suburban Express has been found in contempt of this agreement after the company reportedly resorted to harassment and failed to uphold the regulations the agreement required, according to a document published by the office of the ...

Electrical fire erupts at Einstein Bros., affecting Illini Union restaurants

Electrical fire erupts at Einstein Bros., affecting Illini Union restaurants

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 18, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

An electrical fire erupted at Einstein Bros. Bagels, located in the basement of the Illini Union, around 6:30 a.m. Thursday. The fire alarm went off at 6:15 a.m and an Illini Alert was sent out at 6:31 a.m. advising people to evacuate and avoid the general area. Another Illini Alert was sent out...

CEE department begins Smart Bridge and building construction

CEE department begins Smart Bridge and building construction

By Rohan Ramani, Contributing Writer

April 18, 2019


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

The civil and environmental engineering department began construction for a new building addition to the Hydrosystems Laboratory and a smart bridge, which will connect the new building and Newmark Laboratory. A smart bridge is similar to a regular bridge, but contains the latest technology. These...

Spanish department faces faculty and facility shortages

Spanish department faces faculty and facility shortages

By Grace Maloney, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


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

The number of students pursuing a degree in Spanish at the University is increasing, but the number of faculty is not, which may be a problem for the department. As of February, the Spanish department has 137 majors and 352 minors with a total of 489 students in the department, not including people who have y...

University student dies after tragic fall

University student dies after tragic fall

By Jose Zepeda, Assistant Daytime News Editor

April 17, 2019


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News

A University student died on Saturday after falling off the roof of a home in Champaign according to a press release from the Champaign County Coroner.   The press release stated 21-year-old Destyni Thomas was visiting a friend on the 00 block of East John Street when she fell off the roof of the bu...

Diversity Internship Program to bring more representation

Diversity Internship Program to bring more representation

By Bénédicte Yenyi Mulumba, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019


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

The University Facilities and Services is establishing a Diversity Internship Program to recruit undergraduate and graduate students for part and full-time job opportunities. A main principle of F&S is to create a diverse and inclusive workplace to foster the talents of employees. Mohamed...

Christensen attorneys reveal more details on Zhang’s kidnapping

Christensen attorneys reveal more details on Zhang’s kidnapping

By Jose Zepeda, Assistant Daytime News Editor

April 16, 2019


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

Brendt Christensen, alleged kidnapper and killer of visiting Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang, visited the Counseling Center three months prior to Zhang’s kidnapping, according to court documents. Christensen told counselors he was having suicidal and homicidal thoughts in March 2017. He was abusing alcohol and prescrip...

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