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University sets 20-year deal for new solar farm

University sets 20-year deal for new solar farm

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 14, 2018


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

The University is partnering with Phoenix Solar for the second time to construct an additional solar farm before the end of 2019. While the first solar farm was purchased by making payments over a period of ten years, the University will try to make the payments for the second solar farm last 20 years,...

Irish artist grapples with ‘Real World Harm’ at Krannert Art Museum

Irish artist grapples with ‘Real World Harm’ at Krannert Art Museum

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 13, 2018


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

Two Irish artists’ first solo exhibition in the U.S., “Kennedy Browne: The Special Relationship,” is on display at Krannert Art Museum through Feb. 9. Kennedy Browne is a collaboration of Gareth Kennedy and Sarah Browne. Their work focuses on and challenges technology, privacy and global co...

Chicago composer to host talk on race and identity

Chicago composer to host talk on race and identity

By The Daily Illini staff report

November 13, 2018


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News

Renée Baker, a Chicago composer and the founding director of the Chicago Modern Orchestra, will hold a lecture discussing race and identity issues as reflected on art media on Wednesday. Baker’s lecture, “Exploring the Unspoken Silences that Define Us as Individuals and Communities,” covers race...

Death of man found on Green Street likely due to natural causes

By Therese Pokorney, Assistant Daytime News Editor

November 12, 2018


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

The Champaign Police Department is investigating the death of Robert Chambers, 28-year-old man from Urbana, who was found unresponsive on Green Street on Thursday morning. Chambers was pronounced dead at 1:25 a.m. on Friday at the Carle Foundation Hospital Emergency Department, according to a new...

UI students shape local election results despite long waits to vote

UI students shape local election results despite long waits to vote

By Zihan Wang, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


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

Recent research shows that the increase of youth voter turnout rate shaped the results of the 2018 midterm elections. The University saw a record number of voters at its various polling locations. A statement from the Illinois Student Government said that although many organizations and individuals ...

Bar age on campus leads to more detailed ID checks

Bar age on campus leads to more detailed ID checks

By The Daily Illini staff report

November 10, 2018


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

A report of underage ID violation citations at campus bars was released by the Illinois State Police on Tuesday. According to the report, the police checked five local bars and monitored the streets in Champaign County. Twenty-two violations were found in the bars and two violators were found during...

CU activists protest as Trump forces Sessions’ resignation

CU activists protest as Trump forces Sessions’ resignation

By Molly Zupan, Special Sections Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News

Hundreds of local activists protested against President Donald Trump on Thursday, opposing his controversial decision to ask for the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, which they believe may threaten Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential...

Display brings awareness to gun violence victims

By The Daily Illini staff report

November 9, 2018


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

In 2018, FBI data reported there have already been 65 school shootings. Amnesty International at the University decided it was necessary for students to work toward a change. Amnesty International UIUC, a grassroots organization dedicated to preventing human rights abuse, promoted its #EndGunViolen...

University ranks No. 7 for livability

University ranks No. 7 for livability

By David Ruvinskiy, Contributing Writer

November 8, 2018


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

“Awesome.” “Green.” “Diverse.” “Busy.” These are the words students at the University use to describe Champaign, which ranks No. 7 in a list of top 10 college towns. The list, published by Livability, a website that ranks cities based on an array of criterias, ranked Champaign as No. 5 in 20...

Student ambassadors lower costs for brands

Student ambassadors lower costs for brands

By Julie Kang, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News

When Sophie Walton, senior in FAA, received an Instagram message from a random woman asking her to work as a brand ambassador, she was skeptical. Despite this, Walton decided to proceed with the hiring process and became a campus brand ambassador with Express, a fashion company that mainly targets you...

EU Ambassador to speak on EU Day

EU Ambassador to speak on EU Day

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 7, 2018


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

David O’Sullivan, U.S. European Union Ambassador, will discuss EU-U.S. relations in a “State of the European Union and Transatlantic Relations” lecture Nov. 9, the University’s EU Day, at the Levis Center. O’Sullivan’s conversation, moderated by William Bernhard, professor of political sc...

Midterm election results

Midterm election results

By Therese Pokorney, Assistant Daytime News Editor

November 6, 2018


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

As results for the midterm election come in from all over the country since voting ended at 7 p.m., the Champaign County Clerk released the unofficial results for the county.   The report documented 79,552 ballots were cast, while there are a total of 124,057 registered voters, puttin...

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