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New businesses open to appease students

New businesses open to appease students

By Zihan Wang, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News, Semester-in-Review

As students say goodbye to some familiar favorites in Fall 2018, the University also welcomed an array of new businesses to enrich the lives of students on campus. To make space for the 17-story residential building on the corner of Green and Sixth Street, campus bars The Clybourne and Firehaus, San...

Trial of Yingying Zhang’s accused murderer moved to Peoria

Trial of Yingying Zhang’s accused murderer moved to Peoria

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 11, 2018


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

Brendt Christensen, the alleged killer of Chinese visiting scholar Yingying Zhang in 2017, has had his case transferred from Urbana to Peoria. According to the court order, Christensen’s attorneys requested the case transfer for convenience purposes, saying the change would help Christensen to ...

UI insures against drop in Chinese enrollment

UI insures against drop in Chinese enrollment

By Olivia Welshans, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


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

The Gies College of Business and the College of Engineering have become the first colleges on any university campus to purchase insurance to protect themselves from a potential drop in Chinese student enrollment. The University has agreed to pay $425,000 per year to an insurance company for up to $6...

UIPD exercises caution with alerts

UIPD exercises caution with alerts

By Zihan Wang, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


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

After multiple Illini-Alerts were sent out for suspicious packages that turned out to be harmless, the University of Illinois Police Department said it sends out alerts for packages that pose even the slightest threat to the campus community. Sgt. Aaron Landers, UIPD bomb squad commander, said when they...

MTD sees increased bus ridership in winter

MTD sees increased bus ridership in winter

By David Ruvinskiy, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


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

Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District buses see a 10 percent increase in ridership during the winter season compared with other times of the year, according to Evan Alvarez, planner at MTD. Although fewer people ride buses during the holiday season in November, December and January when students are o...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 5

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 5

By The Daily Illini staff report

December 7, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Theft over $500 was reported on the 100 block of East Green Street around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. According to the report, a package was delivered to the victim’s residence and stolen. Residential burglary was reported on the 2500 block of West Springfield Avenue around 5 p.m. Tuesday. Accor...

Painted swastikas appear on campus again

Painted swastikas appear on campus again

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 5, 2018


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

A student reported someone had drawn a swastika on a wall inside a men's restroom at the English Building Monday evening; however, this is not the first swastika reported by University police. A University employee reported someone painted a swastika in a basement tunnel on Nov. 20 between the Roger...

University alumnus hosts art exhibition at Illini Union

University alumnus hosts art exhibition at Illini Union

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 4, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

A University alumnus is showcasing his paintings and reuniting with his lifelong friend after the two collaborated with each other on three paintings from across the world. The Illini Union is hosting upcoming solo art exhibition at the Illini Union Art Gallery from Thursday through Jan. 31. Howard Kant...

Faculty members recognized for contributions to advancement of science

Faculty members recognized for contributions to advancement of science

By The Daily Illini staff report

December 4, 2018


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News, Science & Technology, Top Stories

Four professors at the University were recognized as fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for the contributions to their respective scientific fields. Narayana Aluru, professor in mechanical science and engineering; William Gropp, professor in computer science; and And...

Vehicle overturned after crash on Green Street, DUI administered

Vehicle overturned after crash on Green Street, DUI administered

By Therese Pokorney, Assistant Daytime News Editor

December 3, 2018


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

An arrest was made on the charge of driving under the influence after the Champaign Police Department was called early Sunday morning about a crash on Sixth and Green streets. Thomas Yelich, assistant to the police chief for community services for CPD, said police were called to a crash on South Sixt...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Nov. 29

The Daily Illini police blotter for Nov. 29

By The Daily Illini staff report

November 30, 2018


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

Champaign Residential burglary was reported at the 1100 block of West Beardsley Avenue around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to the report, the victim’s home was burglarized while she was at work. There was cash stolen from the victim’s sock drawer. Criminal damage to property was reported on t...

Students submit comments to oppose changes to “public charge” rule

Students submit comments to oppose changes to “public charge” rule

By Olivia Welshans, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


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

The New American Welcome Center hosted a workshop Tuesday at the University YMCA to encourage public comment and awareness of a proposed change to immigration policy, which could potentially affect international students. The proposal, released by the Department of Homeland Security in November, would exp...

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