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Robot arm serves coffee to community

Robot arm serves coffee to community

By Ethan Simmons, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


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

A University student's startup robotic arm makes coffee for customers on the Engineering Quad.  The Yummy Future Robot Café is a wheeled white cube with espresso machinery and a robotic arm encased in glass. Customers walk up a short ramp, select and pay for their beverage at the kiosk and watch the arm carry their c...

Advocacy day promotes cancer research awareness

Advocacy day promotes cancer research awareness

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 13, 2019


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

In order to promote and advocate for cancer research awareness, the Cancer Research Advocacy Group invites cancer survivors, scholars and researchers to share their insights.  On May 17, on Cancer Research Advocacy Day, cancer survivors, researchers and scholars from all over the nation will join the c...

Illinois attorney general releases decree regarding Suburban Express conduct

Illinois attorney general releases decree regarding Suburban Express conduct

By Jose Zepeda, Assistant Daytime News Editor

April 12, 2019


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, News, State

Kwame Raoul, Illinois attorney general, announced Tuesday that a consent decree has been acquired with Suburban Express, which requires the company to end its practice of discrimination and harassment of its customers, according to a press release.  "This consent decree that was announced, is an impor...

Study questions drinking behaviors

Study questions drinking behaviors

By YooJin Son, Assistant News Editor

April 11, 2019


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

Questioning the behavior of ordering another drink, taking another sip and repeating it the next week, a research study has worked its way back to answer these questions to create smarter interventions down the road. With a team of researchers, Catharine Fairbairn, assistant professor in LAS, is cond...

MTD app allows requests for SafeRides

MTD app allows requests for SafeRides

By Luis Velazquez, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019


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

The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District has recently released a SafeRides app for the campus community, which can be used to request a SafeRide. However, students are still able to order a ride through the SafeRides number. The purpose of SafeRides is to provide safe transportation to students who are travel...

State raises tobacco age to 21

State raises tobacco age to 21

By Rohan Ramani, Contributing Writer

April 11, 2019


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

Legislation that will raise the legal age for buying tobacco from 18 to 21 was signed by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on April 7. The law will go into effect at the beginning of July and would make Illinois the eighth state to raise its tobacco age.  However, in the past few years, while the lega...

Police Training Institute begins 10-week course for citizens

Police Training Institute begins 10-week course for citizens

By Jade Morganfield, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019


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

The University’s Police Training Institute began its annual 10-week public course, Citizen Police Academy, on April 4. The program is offered to all citizens residing in Champaign County. The interactive 10-week program will cover topics such as de-escalation, DUI enforcement and crime scene in...

UIC GEO reach agreement after walkouts, strikes

UIC GEO reach agreement after walkouts, strikes

By Meghana Kaza, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019


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

Graduate and teaching assistants at the University of Illinois at Chicago have reached an agreement on April 5 after their third week of walkouts and strikes after failed negotiations with UIC. The Graduate Employees’ Organization is a labor union representing nearly 1,600 graduate and teaching assis...

Carle defends tax exemption status

Carle defends tax exemption status

By Grace Maloney, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News

Carle Foundation Hospital was under fire from a Mississippi law firm that filed multiple lawsuits against not-for-profit hospitals in the United States because of the level of charity care it provides for the poor, which was resolved in 2008. “Look at all the facilities Carle has all across the commun...

Krannert Center to celebrate 50th anniversary

Krannert Center to celebrate 50th anniversary

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 5, 2019


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

Krannert Center for Performing Arts is celebrating 50 years since its opening in April 1969 and is hosting The Come Home to Krannert Center weekend celebration April 12-14. Diane Marlin, mayor of Champaign,e and Deborah Feinen, mayor of Urbana officially declared April 12 through April 14 the offi...

25 employment offers revoked after background checks

25 employment offers revoked after background checks

By Kimberly Belser, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019


Filed under Administration, Champaign-Urbana, News

The University of Illinois System withdrew 25 job offers following background checks last year, with seven job applicants having their offers revoked at the Urbana-Champaign campus. The background checks were made according to the guidelines of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, which is in accordance ...

English department deals with faculty shortage

English department deals with faculty shortage

By Luis Velazquez, Staff writer

April 4, 2019


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

The University’s English department is facing a shortage with its advising staff. In response to this, the department has introduced a new face to provide guidance for students. There are about 16 academic departments on campus. Each department has its own way of assisting students with any questions...

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