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Tournament expected to smash

Tournament expected to smash

By Luis Velazquez, Staff Writer

February 21, 2019


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

The Smashing Illini is hosting the House of Paign gaming tournament, following the release for the popular fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Dec. 8. The crossover game allows for gamers to compete with familiar fictional characters from other popular games. “The House of Paign 20” is the...

Sonic Illinois returns to UI

Sonic Illinois returns to UI

By Zihan Wang, Staff Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News

The groups aim to explore and celebrate contemporary music and the spirit of the University of Illinois Festival of Contemporary Arts, a major cultural force in the mid-20th century, Krannert Center and the School of Music are working together to bring Sonic Illinois back to the University. Sonic Illinois is a ...

Uniform Admission Act bill faces opposition

Uniform Admission Act bill faces opposition

By Alex Sardjev, Staff Writer

February 21, 2019


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

The University has been a large source of opposition to the Uniform Admission Act, which would automatically admit students who meet certain standards into any public Illinois college or university. The bill, proposed by André Thapedi, member of the Illinois House of Representatives, would automati...

VeoRide considers introducing dockless scooters to campus

VeoRide considers introducing dockless scooters to campus

By The Daily Illini staff report

February 20, 2019


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

Following last year’s introduction of its dockless shared bikes, VeoRide is considering the release of its scooters to the University campus. The dockless e-scooters are will be operated on a changeable battery pack to enable 24-hour accessibility and prevent fire risks from unsupervised chargin...

‘X’ marks the spot: Tree demolitions scheduled

‘X’ marks the spot: Tree demolitions scheduled

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant News Editor

February 18, 2019


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

As part of a bigger project to improve mobility in the Champaign-Urbana community, 42 trees from Wright Street and Armory Avenue are marked with large, pink “X”s and are scheduled to be removed. Brent Lewis, University landscape architect, said the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project is working ...

Professors advocate limits on harassment

Professors advocate limits on harassment

By Clare Budin, Senior Reporter

February 18, 2019


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

Members of the University’s Senate have responded to the online and in-person harassment of an outspoken professor with steps to prevent contentious in-class confrontations. However, there is still disagreement over whether these steps are strong enough. Jay Rosenstein, professor in Media, has long...

Joining the force: Reporter rides along with Urbana officer

Joining the force: Reporter rides along with Urbana officer

By Julie Kang, Staff writer

February 18, 2019


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

The Urbana Police Department’s ride-along program, open to citizens and members of the University community, allows people to experience firsthand what goes on during a police officer’s shift. The events in this article took place from 9 p.m. on Wednesday to 2 a.m. on Thursday with officer Josh J...

Natural History Building achieves LEED gold status

Natural History Building achieves LEED gold status

By Ethan Simmons, Contributing writer

February 18, 2019


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

The newly renovated Natural History Building is a common site for campus tours and department meetings. According to Stephen Marshak, professor emeritus of geology, that wasn’t always the case. “Prior to the renovation, the building was in complete disarray,” Marshak said. Paint peeled, light...

CU sees two more cases of measles

CU sees two more cases of measles

By YooJin Son, Assistant Daytime News Editor

February 17, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

Two additional cases of measles have been reported, making a total of four cases, in the outbreaks within the past month in Champaign-Urbana. According to the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, two individuals have been infected by measles in early February. The third case of measles was...

Campus clinic offers free hearing exams

Campus clinic offers free hearing exams

By Luis Velaquez, Staff writer

February 15, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Science & Technology

It’s not an uncommon experience to walk on campus and hear loud music blasting from someone’s headphones. However, loud and excessive noises can end up causing hearing loss. The University’s Audiology Clinic is offering free hearing tests for students to encourage them to be more cautious wh...

UI staff file racial harassment lawsuit

UI staff file racial harassment lawsuit

By Olivia Welshans, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


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

University employees filed a lawsuit on Jan. 28 in federal court, containing allegations of racial harassment of black employees and claims the office tasked with investigating discrimination is itself guilty of racial harassment. The plaintiffs allege in the class action complaint filed with the co...

Illinois hires new professors

Illinois hires new professors

By Benedicte Yenyi Mulumba, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


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

The University of Illinois System has created a recruitment program with a budget of $60 million to hire faculty to work on expanding the research at each of the three campuses. The candidates, 10 professors at the University, three in Chicago and one in Springfield, will work on expanding the except...

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