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The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 7

The Daily Illini police blotter for Dec. 7

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 10, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Domestic battery was reported on the 1500 block of Kiler Drive around 10 a.m. Thursday. Theft was reported on the 200 block of West University Avenue around 3 p.m. Thursday. According to the report, the victim reported her wallet was stolen. University Nothing to report. Urbana A domes...

Growing US STD rate calls for action

Growing US STD rate calls for action

By Olivia Welshans, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

With sexually transmitted disease diagnoses in the United States increasing for the fourth year in a row, the McKinley Health Center and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department do what they can to address the issue. A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control found that 2.3 million cases of...

College of Law increases transparency

College of Law increases transparency

By Julie Kang, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, Crime, News

Jay Kesan, professor in Law who was accused of sexual harassment in 2017, will be facing stricter consequences than those he was given last year, while the College of Law works to increase transparency to students by informing them of Kesan’s investigation results. Kesan violated the code of conduct and the U...

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...

Education plan sparks controversy

Education plan sparks controversy

By HongBin Jeong, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News, State

With Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker’s inauguration quickly approaching, some are concerned he will not be able to keep his campaign promises for higher education once he takes his seat in the capital. Pritzker’s plan for higher education in the state focuses on three key areas: increasing college affordability, keeping Illinois students in-state...

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...

Research examines dogs’ origin in America

Research examines dogs’ origin in America

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 7, 2018


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, News, Science & Technology

Many people know dogs have descended from wolves, but not many know the true origin of ‘man’s best friend.’ A research project led by a University professor and the Illinois State Archaeological Survey made discoveries on dogs’ arrival to America. Ripan Malhi, professor in anthropology, and ...

UI researchers develop chemical sensor

UI researchers develop chemical sensor

By Caroline Coyle, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Science & Technology

University researchers have created a sensor the size of a stamp that can be used to detect small amounts of chemical warfare agents, including sarin. Sarin is an agent that is man-made and can be spread in gas or liquid form. Exposure to sarin can cause damage to the respiratory system, muscles, g...

Climate change report calls for local action

Climate change report calls for local action

By Clare Budin, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, News, Showcase, State, Top Stories

A new federal report co-authored by a University professor continues a long line of warnings by the scientific community on the impending dangers of climate change. Donald Wuebbles, professor in LAS, has co-authored numerous national and international assessments on climate change along with the recent re...

GEO calls for taxation change

GEO calls for taxation change

By Sana Khadilkar, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, News

Graduate assistants will face a tax on their waived tuition that will be deducted from their paychecks in December. This is a yearly tax that affects their paychecks at the end of the year.  Internal Revenue Service Regulation 127 states that once a graduate employee’s waived tuition exceeds $5,2...

Dining halls take lettuce off menu

Dining halls take lettuce off menu

By Benedicte Mulumba Yenyi, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, News

University Housing has eliminated all romaine lettuce from dining halls, and students will not see its return until the spring semester due to a recent E. coli outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Nov. 26 that public health and regulatory officials in several states, Canada and th...

University receives grant to support undergraduates with children

University receives grant to support undergraduates with children

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

December 5, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Undergraduate students, who are also parents, can sometimes be at risk of not finishing their education. However, the Department of Education has granted the University $419,000 to fund child care. After receiving the grant, the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program will conti...

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